Thursday, September 25, 2008

What is the GREAT AMERICAN GOD-OUT!?

THE GREAT AMERICAN GOD-OUT! (GAGO) is a newly demarcated holiday wherein like The Great American Smokeout people are encouraged to combine their supportive efforts to help prevent and cure disease. Even if just for one day--people will live as if their is no god--as if there only exists the goodness of self and others to sustain healthy living. (See Play The Game.)

THE GREAT AMERICAN GOD-OUT! will also provide people the opportunity to lobby for genuine separation of church and state and live--even if just for one day--as if there are no barriers to accessing to our Constitutional rights.

Join in the efforts to educate, organize, celebrate and spread the word about THE GREAT AMERICAN GOD-OUT! Get the facts--get evolved!

What is the history of The Great American God-Out!?

Novmeber 15th, 2007 marked the first ever Great American God-Out! lecture series with a central celebration in New York City. Other "God-Out!" festivites were scheduled around the country on the same day. Dr. Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine, Ellen Johnson of American Atheist, Margaret Downey of Atheist Alliance International, Fred Edwords of American Humanist, prominent members of Secular Coalition for America and the brilliant musical musings of rapper Greydon Square all took the stage at Metro 53 in NYC.

http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/i-new-york/24247/losing-our-religion

see also Archives: http://www.godout.org/2008_06_01_archive.html

November 15th, 2008 marked the second annual GREAT AMERICAN GOD-OUT! in San Fransisco. Former Air Force Officer and attorney, Mikey Weinstein, founder of Military Religious Freedom Foundation was the featured speaker along with Dan Barker, author and co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The genius of 'The Comic Jesus' (Troy Conrad) was also featured.

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=6282

What is THE GREAT AMERICAN GOD-OUT! doing this year? BREAKING NEWS!!

November 15th, 2009 THE GREAT AMERICAN GOD-OUT! will take place in a more unusual setting--in a number of undisclosed locations and on YouTube. Visit TheGodOutChannel on YouTube and also on Facebook for updates and clues. Coming to a city near you?

http://www.facebook.com/pages/TheGodOutChannel/140179674099

Is THE GREAT AMERICAN GOD-OUT! affiliated with The Great American Smokeout?

No. There is no affiliation between GAGO and The Great American Smokeout sponsored by the American Cancer Society. For information on the latter visit www.cancer.org.

2008: GAGO ticket and venue information:


Tickets for the program with Mikey Weinstein, Dan Barker, and special guests are on sale now. The ticket price of $35 includes access to all events, the speaker, and a catered wine reception with hors d'oeuvres provided by Bristol Farms. Schedule and venue details are found below.




THE SCHEDULE:


12:30 PM: Doors open; show will start promptly at 1:00.

1:00 - 1:50 PM:
Interactive presentation of Sticker ShOck ART with artist Rachel Ross who's found creative ways to promote critical thinking and secular values, and comedian Troy Conrad with his "Comedy Jesus Show."

2:00 - 2:30 PM: Dan Barker, author of Godless, and Co-president of Freedom From Religion Foundation.

2:40 - 3:30 PM: Mikey Weinstein founder of Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

3:30 - 4:45 PM: Wine reception catered by Bristol Farms. Book signing with Dan Barker and opportunity for Q&A with featured guests. --Participants are also welcome to join in the evening festivities which will be announced at the event.--

THE VENUE:
THE GREAT AMERICAN GOD-OUT!
takes place in beautiful downtown San Francisco inside the Westfield shopping center in a SFSU conference room.

Directions: Use the Market St. entrance between Walgreens and BeBe. (There is a SFU banner hanging outside the entrance.) Take elevator to 6th floor and follow signs to double rooms 675 and 676. Signs will be posted and bags will be checked at the door.

Contact @ <rationality.rules@gmail.com>.





The GREAT AMERICAN GOD-OUT! is proudly sponsored by Atheists United for a Rational America (A.U.R.A.--"Nothing mysterious about it!) a Non Profit 501(c)3 corporation.






Wednesday, September 24, 2008

God-Out T-Shirts

Official God-Out t-shirts are available at Order of St. Nick's Cafepress store.





















You may freely post and distribute these God-Out banners and posters to spread the cause.

For the Web:
For printing:






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THE GREAT AMERICAN GOD-OUT encourages all people--people of faith and those who are godless--to join in acknowledgment and celebration of 'a day without god.'

This year THE GREAT AMERICAN GOD-OUT! (GAGO) will be marked by a YouTube video to be uploaded on November 12th, 2009.

The following is a list of ideas you might engage in to honor THE GREAT AMERICAN GOD-OUT!

Ways to Participate:

1. Plan ahead to to make time for friendly conversation with others about God and religion. Make a breakfast, lunch or dinner date with people from work, your friends and/or acquaintances (include new people!) Play the "Say There Is No God Game" and discuss your results with others. Laugh! Love! Learn!

2. Be cashless for one day and do not exchange any currency stamped with "In God We Trust." Write personal checks or use debit/credit cards for purchases. Ask yourself whether "God" should be included in economic gains and losses and stamped on economic tokens. Discuss your views with friends, family, church members or experts in the field.

3. Visit the following website: www.ehow.com/how_5054254_secular-drug-rehab.html. Learn the various ways addictive behavior can be treated without reliance on religious ideology. Keep track of your thoughts and emotions and make time or plan for a day when you can discuss your views with others.

4. Visit www.howstuffworks.com and read about a scientific topic you might think is related to religion and keep track of what you learn. Make time or plan for a day when you can discuss your feelings and questions with others.

5. Visit the
Scientific American
website and read the latest news. (http://www.sciam.com/) Make time or plan for a day when you can discuss your feelings and questions about what you learn with others.

6. Learn how to identify and correct at least one logical fallacy for the day. Visit :http://atheism.about.com/od/logicalfallacies/a/overview.htm to learn your fallacy for the day!

BE CREATIVE! LIVE! LOVE! LEARN! BE HAPPY AND GODLESS--EVEN IF JUST FOR ONE DAY!

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