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SSA eNews No. 13 - Odds & Ends

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Secular Student eNews
10/5/2006

In this issue:


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Secular shorts:
Watch an interview with Richard Dawkins about his latest book, The God Delusion.
In Germany, the Opera meets religion and finds itself acting out of fear of terrorism. Read more in this article in the New York Times.

He's one busy guy! Read about the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason at www.secularstudents.org, or watch the video by Dawkins himself at www.richarddawkins.net.
NPR's Day to Day features an interview with Sam Harris about his book, Letter to a Christian Nation. Read or listen at www.npr.org/.
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eNews Team

Editor In Chief: Lyz Liddell

Editors: Campus Organizer, August E. Brunsman IV, Nic Hall, Hemant Mehta, Jessica Sharon

Introduction

As much as we like to have themed issues here at the eNews, this issue really has no theme at all. Think of it as an eclectic CD you burned for your car. You have a tale of a Christian campus group, some thoughts on Dawkins' The God Delusion, ideas for recruiting and involvement, and some well-deserved congratulations.
We hope you enjoy the issue.


Welcome the New Southern California Campus Organizer!



With the help of a generous grant from Atheists United in California, we are excited to announce that Ryan Langley is the new Secular Student Alliance Southern California Campus Organizer!

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Welcome New Affiliates

In the last 3 weeks, the Secular Student Alliance has added six new groups to our official count of affiliates.

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Toronto Secular Alliance wins SSA Best Website Award



According to the SSA's Executive Director, August Brunsman, the Best Website allows people to get the most involved, is easiest to navigate, and offers a colorful look into the collegiate freethought movement. This year's recipient of the Best Website award is The University of Toronto's Secular Alliance (TSA).

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Go Off Campus to Start Campus Groups

Molleen Matsumura

Molleen Matsumura, aka Sweet Reason, notes that the SSA is already going off-campus to organize, with a page on MySpace and staff speaking at various conferences. How about sending reps to music festivals and other events that draw crowds of young people looking for something different?

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Religious Attitude, Part 1



"Look down at me and you see a fool; look up at me and you see a god; look straight at me and you see yourself." While it's a frightening comparison, and one I'd never apply to a stereotype or organization per se, I feel my experience with at least one religious group came close.

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DefCon: Because the Religious Right is Wrong



DefCon is an online grassroots movement combating the growing power of the religious right. We will fight for the separation of church and state, individual freedom, scientific progress, pluralism, and tolerance while respecting people of faith and their right to express their beliefs.

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Delusion, or Catch-22?



Professor Richard Dawkins's new book, The God Delusion, made its way into my mailbox a month or so before its publication date. I won't say how or why, but I will say I was thrilled to have it. I sent my critiques and praise to Professor Dawkins himself and decided to leave them for his perusal alone. Out of this comes the point of this article: to address the points I feel Professor Dawkins may have missed or edited out of his version of The God Delusion.

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