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The Evil God Challenge

The Evil God Challenge: Watch this video where philosopher Stephen Law asks: Why is belief in a good God much more reasonable than belief in an evil God? If belief in an evil God is absurd, then why isn't belief in a good God?

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What is Humanism?

Humanists are atheists and agnostics who make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values. We take responsibility for our actions and base our ethics on the goals of human welfare, happiness and fulfilment. We seek to make the best of the one life we have by creating meaning and purpose for ourselves, individually and together.

Can you be good without God?

Our Young Humanist Essay Competition last year was on the topic, Can you be good without God?. First prize was awarded to Nathan Jeffs. You can read his winning entry here.

Mon 3 April

Philosophy Club Meeting - Free Will. 8.00pm in The Black Swan, 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR.

Tues 4 AprilClifford's Tower

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The Massacre of York’s Jews in 1190, with David Kennard.

On March 16 1190 most of York’s Jews died a horrible death inside what is now Clifford’s Tower. The context was a mix of religious fanaticism, political rivalry and avoidance of debt repayment. Nothing new there then, but it was a lot bloodier in those days. David will recount the details of what happened, and how until recently it was believed there was still a religious edict forbidding Jews to live in York.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

Tues 2 May

TBA.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

Wed 3 May

Book Club Meeting - Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Global Politics by Tim Marshall. 8.00pm in The Black Swan, 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR.

Tues 6 Jun

A Soapbox Evening, following on from our (hopefully brief) AGM. This will be a chance for people to start short discussions about the topic of their choice.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

Tues 4 JulyLeodis Pagan Circle

Pagan Culture, with Debra Scott from the Leodis Pagan Circle.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

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