Alex Havasy, discussion facilitator
11 a.m., August 22, 2021
This Sunday we will watch and discuss ‘Why Women Are Too Polite About Religion’, a video from a 2016 panel discussion put on by the Center for Inquiry in which prominent secular scholars Rebecca Goldstein and Susan Jacobi discuss the unique cultural expectations for women regarding religion, touching on motivation for religious participation, family pressure, and politeness of female atheists.
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is an American philosopher, novelist, and public intellectual. She has written ten books, both fiction and non-fiction. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of science from Princeton University, and is sometimes grouped with novelists such as Richard Powers and Alan Lightman, who create fiction that is knowledgeable of, and sympathetic toward, science
Susan Jacoby is an American author. Her 2008 book about American anti-intellectualism, The Age of American Unreason, was a New York Times best seller. She is an atheist and a secularist.
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