“You Are Evil and You Must Be Destroyed”: Regaining our Humanity in an Inhumane World

"You Are Evil and You Must Be Destroyed": Regaining our Humanity in an Inhumane World

September 17, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

First Unitarian Society

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Kick off the new HumanistsMN program year with Seth Andrews, podcast host of The Thinking Atheist! All welcome! Join us at 3pm for coffee, intros, and announcements. Our featured presentation begins at 3:15pm with discussion to follow. At 4:30 we’ll break for socializing over nibbles and drinks. Childcare available upon request by Tuesday, Sept. 13th. (Contact Audrey, event host, directly through Meet-up.)

Technology – and COVID – have heightened our tribal tendencies to “other” those unlike us — those who dare to be different or disagree with us. Online culture has become exhausting as we argue with strangers and lose sight of our humanity. Too often we characterize others as “evil” people who must be “destroyed.” Instead, we need to show a little more grace whenever possible as we work to change minds, even our own. With humor and compassion, Seth will help us rethink our response to our antagonists – both online and face to face — and offer some antidotes to our increasingly toxic culture.

Seth Andrews is a broadcaster, storyteller, author, activist, and public speaker best known as host of the popular website, podcast, and online community, The Thinking Atheist. Seth has also authored several books and spoken to audiences large and small in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia about his former faith, the promotion of science and skepticism, the importance of humanism in this often-crazy world, and why we should all pursue a personal relationship with reality.

This event is sponsored by HumanistsMN. If you are not yet a member, please consider joining to help us cover our costs and build the humanist movement. Not ready to join? Donations are gratefully accepted! Join or donate at humanistsmn.org.

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