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Thursday, June 6: NEW YORK, NY 7:30pm

Location: The Strand (2nd floor), 828 Broadway, NYC

Monday, June 10: WASHINGTON, DC 6:30pm

Location: Busboys and Poets, 450 K St NW, Washington, DC

Wednesday, June 12: PORTLAND, OR 7:30pm

Location: Powell’s, 1005 W Burnside St., Portland

Sunday, June 23: SEATTLE, WA 7:30pm

Location: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle (West Entrance) w/Elliott Bay Book Company

Tuesday, June 25: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 7:00pm

Location: First Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley w/The Booksmith

Friday, June 28: CHICAGO, IL 7:00pm

Location: Frugal Muse, 7511 Lemont Rd. #146 (Chestnut Court Shopping Center), Darien

Saturday, June 29: MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7:00pm

Location: Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul

Friday, July 12: Philadelphia, PA 4:15pm - At Netroots Nation
Location: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

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Conversations w/Great Minds P1: Dr. Reza Aslan - What Do Atheism & Islam Have in Common?


A special hour with Dr. Reza Aslan, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam / Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth joins Thom Hartmann for a special one hour Conversations w/Great Minds.

Comments

stripey7 4 years 24 weeks ago

Great interview. But I must pick a bone with you where you insist that atheism is a belief system. The truth is put well here: https://m.facebook.com/eric.hamell#!/photo.php?fbid=725361407558666&id=100002544416468&set=a.182869355141210.43006.100002544416468&source=57

We're all born atheists. Some of us never change, except for learning a name for what we already were.

Also, while I'm not an antitheist and generally agree with Dr. Aslan's criticism of that position, contra his statement I haven't heard any of them advocate "forcible" eradication of belief.

If you're interested in the possibility of mystical experience without theism or metaphysics of any kind, you should look into the writings of Susan Blackmore. She's my favorite rationalist because she has a very engaged, sympathetic interest in anomalous experience even while rejecting naïve interpretations thereof. You'll get a sense of why if you look at her intellectual biography.