CFI-Pittsburgh’s Annual Canoe Trip: 8/27/2016 at Youghiogheny Canoe Outfitters


Where: Youghiogheny Canoe Outfitters (226 1/2 Collinsburg Rd, West Newton, PA 15089)

When: 8/27/2016

RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/CFI-Pittsburgh/events/229733634/

Center for Inquiry – Pittsburgh

Time to start planning for our annual canoe trip. A complete description of the event, including prices, can be found at: http://steelcityskept…

West Newton, PA 15089 – USA

Saturday, August 27 at 9:30 AM

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Joel Osteen Protest: 5PM TODAY at Corner of Center Avenue and Washington Place


Where: Corner of Center Avenue and Washington Place (1018 Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 15229)

When: 5PM TODAY

RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/Steel-City-Skeptics/events/232996541/

Join us in promoting state/church separation by peacefully protesting Joel Osteen’s event at the Consol Energy Center. Religious tax exemption violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Please be advised that the purpose of our protest is not to attack the tenets of religion but to bring awareness to the excessive privilege that religion receives in its tax exempt status. Do you have questions about protesting and your free speech rights?
Look here: https://www.aclu.org/…

Other pertinent links:
http://bigthink.com/2…

http://churchesandtax…

http://houston.cultur…

It’s important for our message to be clear and consistent. If you would like to make your own sign, here are some group approved slogans in line with our cause:

No representation without taxation Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.

1 Timothy 6:10 “The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.”

Ask me how you can save over $500 on your income taxes.

If you have other suggestions, post a message.

Protesters will meet at the corner of Center Avenue and Washington Place at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 19th.

Pittsburgh 15229 – USA

Friday, August 19 at 5:00 PM

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Joel Osteen Protest: 8/19/2016 at Corner of Center Avenue and Washington Place


Where: Corner of Center Avenue and Washington Place (1018 Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 15229)

When: 8/19/2016

RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/Steel-City-Skeptics/events/232996541/

Join us in promoting state/church separation by peacefully protesting Joel Osteen’s event at the Consol Energy Center. Religious tax exemption violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Please be advised that the purpose of our protest is not to attack the tenets of religion but to bring awareness to the excessive privilege that religion receives in its tax exempt status. Do you have questions about protesting and your free speech rights?
Look here: https://www.aclu.org/…

Other pertinent links:
http://bigthink.com/2…

http://churchesandtax…

http://houston.cultur…

It’s important for our message to be clear and consistent. If you would like to make your own sign, here are some group approved slogans in line with our cause:

No representation without taxation Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.

1 Timothy 6:10 “The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.”

Ask me how you can save over $500 on your income taxes.

If you have other suggestions, post a message.

Protesters will meet at the corner of Center Avenue and Washington Place at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 19th.

Pittsburgh 15229 – USA

Friday, August 19 at 5:00 PM

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CFI and PSF Discussion Group: 7PM TONIGHT at Tan Lac Vien


Where: Tan Lac Vien (2114 Murray Ave (Squirrel Hill), Pittsburgh, PA 15217)

When: 7PM TONIGHT

RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/CFI-Pittsburgh/events/232998801/

Center for Inquiry – Pittsburgh (formerly PSF)

Hi Everyone,

This is our monthly discussion group.  I post the discussion topic a few weeks in advance; stay tuned for more information. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: pittsburghsecularfreethinkers@gmail.com

See you there!

To learn about all the secular groups in Pittsburgh, visit the Pittsburgh Coalition of Reason website…and you can follow Pittsburgh Secular Freethinkers and CFI on Facebook!

*CFI-Pittsburgh strives to be an ADA compliant organization.  Please email pgh@centerforinquiry.net to request accommodations.

 

Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 PM

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PSF Ladies Meetup: 8/14/2016 at


Where:

When: 8/14/2016

RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/CFI-Pittsburgh/events/232833596/

Center for Inquiry – Pittsburgh (formerly PSF)

PSF Ladies is revamping. We’ll be back as CFI Pittsburgh Women’s Discussion Group. Each month we will read and discuss the work of a woman leader in secularism. Look for a new time and location in the fall.

Sunday, August 14 at 2:00 PM

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When Words Matter


There was a tragic Calebaccident yesterday at the Schliterbahm Waterpark in Kansas that resulted in the death of a 10-year boy, Caleb Schwab, who is the son of a Republican state representative, Scott Schwab.  The Verruckt slide is unique in the world with a 60-degree, 17-story near free-fall, which the designer before yesterday said it is “dangerous, but it’s a safe dangerous”.

Water_Park_SlideIt is worth adding that the Verruckt slide at the Schliterbahm Waterpark had an initial age limit of 14 and up. They have since dropped that requirement and said that riders must be 54 inches tall and the combined weight of the three riders in each raft must be between 400 and 550 lbs. They are not reporting on the height and weight of Caleb, but an average 10 year-old boy weighs 70.5 lbs and is 54.5 inches tall, so he was most likely at the lower end of eligible riders, at best.

The distraught father, Republican Scott Schwab whose job, in part, is to ensure the safety of all state residents,  offered these words to reporters:

“As we try to mend our home with him no longer with us, we are comforted knowing he believed in our Savior Jesus, and they are forever together now. We will see him another day.”

Ok. He is obviously at a loss for words and grasping at thoughts that comfort him, but think about what he just said as a Kansas State Representative. The most important thing was not to shutdown the park and protect others from a tragic death, but that his son believed in “our” savior, Jesus.   Do whatever you want, as long as you have mythical belief in something no one can prove.

To make matters worse, the Washington Post reported that

the Schwabs were at Schlitterbahn as part of “Elected Official Day.” The park was full of lawmakers and their families, who received free admission and lunch.

Rather than free admission and lunch, how about spending the day working on tighter regulations on amusement parks? How about enforcing weight and height restrictions?

Given that Scott Schwab is a representative to all residents in his district, I hope to see more from him in the coming months with regard to safety regulations. More importantly, I would ask that he keep his religion private and do not assume that the rest of his constituents share in his fairytales about an afterlife or that they are comforted by his empty words.

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CFI and PSF Discussion Group: 8/11/2016 at Tan Lac Vien


Where: Tan Lac Vien (2114 Murray Ave (Squirrel Hill), Pittsburgh, PA 15217)

When: 8/11/2016

RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/CFI-Pittsburgh/events/232998801/

Center for Inquiry – Pittsburgh (formerly PSF)

Hi Everyone,

This is our monthly discussion group.  I post the discussion topic a few weeks in advance; stay tuned for more information. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: pittsburghsecularfreethinkers@gmail.com

See you there!

To learn about all the secular groups in Pittsburgh, visit the Pittsburgh Coalition of Reason website…and you can follow Pittsburgh Secular Freethinkers and CFI on Facebook!

*CFI-Pittsburgh strives to be an ADA compliant organization.  Please email pgh@centerforinquiry.net to request accommodations.

 

Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 PM

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CFI Social Night: 7PM TONIGHT at Sharp Edge Bistro


Where: Sharp Edge Bistro (922 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222)

When: 7PM TONIGHT

RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/CFI-Pittsburgh/events/232655121/

Center for Inquiry – Pittsburgh (formerly PSF)

Welcome to the Center For Inquiry’s monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge in the Cultural District downtown.  Come and socialize with like-minded friends.

See you there!

To learn about all the secular groups in Pittsburgh, visit the Pittsburgh Coalition of Reason website…and you can follow Pittsburgh Secular Freethinkers and CFI on Facebook!

*CFI-Pittsburgh strives to be an ADA compliant organization.  Please email pgh@centerforinquiry.net to request accomodations.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222 – USA

Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 PM

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Brunching Skeptically Al Fresco: 8/7/2016 at Schenley Plaza


Where: Schenley Plaza (4100 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

When: 8/7/2016

RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/Steel-City-Skeptics/events/232188931/

Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. This month, we are doing an outdoor meetup in Schenley Plaza in the heart of Oakland.  We will meet under the big tent.  There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in  a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day.

Before joining the group, you should buy your brunch at one of the local vendors in the plaza (or bring your own).  Recommended are the Conflict Kitchen, which only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict (Iran, Afghanistan, Cuba, etc) or Waffalonia.  There is also Asia Tea House or Opa Gyros.  You could also consider carry-out from The Porch, but the wait would be a little longer.  See menus for the Kiosks at http://www.pittsburgh….

Brunching Skeptically is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Steel City Skeptics, which is part of the Pittsburgh Coalition of Reason. For more information on these groups or our other events, go to: http://unitedcor.org/…

Sunday, August 7 at 12:00 PM

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CFI Social Night: 8/2/2016 at Sharp Edge Bistro


Where: Sharp Edge Bistro (922 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222)

When: 8/2/2016

RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/CFI-Pittsburgh/events/232655121/

Center for Inquiry – Pittsburgh (formerly PSF)

Welcome to the Center For Inquiry’s monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge in the Cultural District downtown.  Come and socialize with like-minded friends.

See you there!

To learn about all the secular groups in Pittsburgh, visit the Pittsburgh Coalition of Reason website…and you can follow Pittsburgh Secular Freethinkers and CFI on Facebook!

*CFI-Pittsburgh strives to be an ADA compliant organization.  Please email pgh@centerforinquiry.net to request accomodations.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222 – USA

Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 PM

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