Update: See August's talk on YouTube now
August Berkshire, past president of Minnesota Atheists, will be speaking at our October membership meeting at the Great River Library in St. Cloud on Monday, October 21st. The program will be presented in the Mississippi Room of the library at 7:00 pm. The admission is free and the event is open to everyone who would like to attend.
Berkshire's program is entitled "The Illusion that Free Will is not an Illusion." He will discuss the ramifications of a natural universe without gods or free will, in which evolution shapes our thoughts and actions. Is life worth living? Can we avoid fatalism? What does this say about ethics, cooperation, altruism, responsibility, justice, revenge, punishment, rehabilitation, praise, blame, hate and love? Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about the future?
August Berkshire is not only a past president of Minnesota Atheists, he's a past vice-president of Atheist Alliance International and is on the speakers bureau for the Secular Student Alliance. He has been an atheist activist since 1984 and is the author of numerous pamphlets. He is the owner of the ATHEIST car license plate for Minnesota and is proud to be listed in the reference book "Who's Who in Hell".
We hope to see you there!