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2008 Archive Event Calendar

NOSHA 2008 Winter Solstice Party - Praise Be to “Dog”

When: Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 2:30 pm
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Doug & Lynette Stewart (… and our 30 dogs)
Invite you to the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association
2008 Winter Solstice Party
Praise Be to “Dog”

Where: 210 Bigner Road, Mandeville, LA 70471 Home phone: (985) 792-7229
North of the Causeway, take the West Causeway Approach road for two miles, bear left on Highway 22. Continue on for a mile and a half and Bigner Road is on the left, just after Franco’s Athletic Club. Number 210 is half a dozen houses down on the right. Drive over the bridge past the pond fountain.

When: Saturday 20th December, after the NOSHA meeting. Remember that the meeting starts at 1:30 pm instead of the usual 2:30 pm. Feel free to come to the party even if you don’t go to the meeting, and vice versa.

What: Friends are welcome. Food and alcohol are provided, but feel free to bring a pot luck dish, a six pack, a bottle of wine, or any specific drinks you favor. Be prepared to take part in some fun games and activities. Volunteers to present readings, recite poetry, and lead sing-alongs will be encouraged.

More Information: Email Doug at dougusapome@yahoo.com, call my cell phone: (504) 722-9492

Beware of DOGma

"As with dogs, so with gods - by and large, you should blame the owners." ~Martin Rawson, The Dog Allusion
 

NOSHA December 2008 Meetup

When: Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 11:30 am
New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA view map
Our December speaker will be Dr. Kevin Wildes. Dr. Wildes, a Jesuit bioethicist and President of Loyola University, will speak on "Searching for Public Ethics in New Orleans."

Please note the earlier time of 1:30pm due to the Winter Solstice Party* to be held later that afternoon on the Northshore!

* Details to follow
 

NOSHA November 2008 Meetup

When: Saturday, November 15, 2008 @ 12:30 pm
New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA view map
Dan Cameron, curator of Prospect.1 New Orleans and Contemporary Arts Center's Visual Arts Curator, will address the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association.

Prospect.1, now underway, is considered to be the biggest international contemporary art exhibit ever in the United States.

For more information, contact Harry Greenberger (504) 282-5459
 

NOSHA October 2008 Meetup.....Glen Sandberg

When: Saturday, October 18, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA view map
NOSHA member, Glen Sandberg, will present “The Design of Intelligent Nature and the Nature of Intelligent Design” at our meeting on October 18, at 2 PM, New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Avenue.

He will try to articulate our ideas about reality and the reality of ideas and discuss the philosophical quandary of physical determinism versus free will.

An essay of the subject of Glen's talk and of his previous talk can be found at:
http://www.gsandbergi...
 

Movie and discussion...."Religulous"

When: Sunday, October 05, 2008 @ 12:45 pm
Canal Place Theatres, 333 Canal St. -- 3rd floor, New Orleans, LA view map
Join NOSHA to see "Religulous" at the Canal Place Theatre.

Sunday, October 5
2:55pm showing

Please meet us outside the theater after buying your ticket, so we can sit together as a group.

After the movie, we will meet for discussion at the tables outside Downtown Fitness Center on the same floor as the theater.

Coffee will be available at Mrs. Fields Cookies. Y'all come & bring friends.
 

NOSHA Meetup for September 2008....Chairul Bahri, Ph.D.

When: Saturday, September 20, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA view map
Chairul Bahri, Ph.D will be speaking on faith and interfaith tolerance

Chairul is General Secretary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, New Orleans Chapter.

He obtained his doctoral degree from LSU in 1994 as a theoretical nuclear physicist with computer science as minor. He has published over 30 articles in referred physics/computational science journals. He is currently Manager of Quantitative Analysis at Capital One.

Please join us for good fellowship and good refreshments!
 

NOSHA August 2008 Meeting

When: Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA view map
On August 16, our 9th anniversary meeting will be a time for appreciation of the fellowship NOSHA has provided us.

Everyone will be asked to talk 1 or 2 minutes about personal secular experiences; new friendships; reminiscences of past NOSHA events; current events; etc.

Then on to Lanny Goldfinch’s home: 220 Helena St., in New Orleans (in Mid-City off of City Park Avenue) for cocktails & a POTLUCK dinner. Bring something good to share!

(For refrigerated items, pack in styrofoam chests with ice or deliver to Lanny’s before 1:30PM.)

For more information, call 282-5459
 

NOSHA July 2008 Meeting

When: Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
Community Unitarian Universalist Church , 316 38th St, New Orleans, LA view map
PLEASE NOTE - This is a change from our usual location!

Our speaker will be Cathy Glaser, Regional Director or the Anti-Defamation League.

http://regions.adl.or...

Anti-Defamation League
Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
3747 West Esplanade Avenue
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 780-5602
Fax: (504) 780-5640
 

NOSHA June 2008 Meeting

When: Saturday, June 21, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
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Professor Sadredin C. Moosavi, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences with Tulane University, will be this month's guest speaker.

The title of his talk is "Standards Based Education in the Geosciences: Be Careful What You Wish For!"
 

NOSHA June 2008 Meetup

When: Saturday, June 21, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
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Professor Sadredin C. Moosavi, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, is this month's guest speaker.

The title of his talk is ?Standards Based Education in the Geosciences: Be Careful What You Wish For!?
 

NOSHA Meeting May 2007

When: Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
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"Naturalizing the Magic of the Mind"

What do we mean by "intelligence?" It's an idea we use to articulate our thoughts about a natural phenomenon: our human experience of invention-for-a-purpose or our understanding of aspects of reality. Intelligence is natural!

But it's so embedded in our human experience that we can't see it in nature. Instead we invent supernatural gods, in our own image, and attribute what seems to us "intelligent design" in nature to that imaginary world.

Glen Sandberg, a retired medical physicist from Mississippi (glens@ieee.org) will talk about "Naturalizing the Magic of the Mind."
 

NOSHA April 2008 Meeting

When: Saturday, April 26, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
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Our speaker will be Walter E. Block, Ph.D, with the College of Business, Loyola University

The title of his talk will be "Libertarianism, Objectivism, Atheism and Religion."

Please note: This meeting is out of our regular 3rd Saturday rotation. The library preempted use of the auditorium, so we have re-scheduled for April 26.
 

NOSHA March 2008 Meeting

When: Saturday, March 15, 2008 @ 1:00 pm
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****PLEASE NOTE*****
NEW TIME FOR THIS MEETING ONLY!

Jim Dugan of Tulane University will address the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association at its meeting with his talk entitled "A Visit to the Creation Museum: Or Where Did That Idea of the Young
Earth Come From Anyway?"

The public is invited to attend at 3pm at the New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Avenue. Refreshments served.

For more information:
Harry Greenberger
(504) 282-5459
 

NOSHA February 2008 Meeting

When: Saturday, February 16, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
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Our speaker for the February meeting will be Ted Goodwin, President & Founder of Final Exit Network, and a Board Member for World Federation of Right to Die Societies.

Topic: Key Planning Issues Toward the End of Life.

There will be Advance Directive forms specific to Louisiana available.
 

NOSHA January 2008

When: Saturday, January 19, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
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Our speaker will be Wes Gautreaux, Director of Youth Outreach with Blueprint Louisiana.

"Blueprint Louisiana is a group of concerned business and community leaders and citizens like you that have banded together to push for vast improvements to our state. We need your help to inform candidates running for office this fall on how we can make meaningful changes and create a better quality of life for all."

http://www.blueprintl...

Mr. Gautreaux will tell us about his organization.