Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

Debate: Is theism or atheism the best explanation for everything? and Dorset Humanists Choir?

The Big Debate: Is theism or atheism the best explanation for everything?

Saturday, May 12, 2018
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Where? Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue, Moordown · Bournemouth, BH9 1TW

Details: https://www.meetup.com/Dorset-Humanists/events/250249549/

A debate with Greg Atkins and Keith Fox.

Defenders of Christian belief argue that theism is the best explanation for everything and is complementary, but not opposed, to a scientific understanding of the material world. Their opponents argue that theism is unnecessary and irrelevant for explaining the existence and nature of the cosmos, which should be based on science alone, and not involve the supernatural.

Greg Atkins is a member of Dorset Humanists. He was a Professor of Science (Virology) at Trinity College Dublin until he retired and a founder member of the Humanist Association of Ireland. Keith Fox is Associate Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge, and Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Southampton. He is a former trustee and chairman of Christians in Science.

Dorset Humanists Choir?

Dorset Humanists Committee Member Simon Whipple says:
"We plan to start a Dorset Humanist Choir. This year the Choir will meet for eight rehearsals in the autumn before a concert of secular carols in December 2018.  
A potential choirmaster will meet possible members of the choir (to agree on the programme of rehearsals and the types and difficulties of the pieces we will sing) after the Dorset Humanists meeting at 3.30pm on Saturday 12th May 2018."
Location:  Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 1TW

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