Pittsburgh Freethought CommunityPromoting Science, Reason and Humanist Values in the greater Pittsburgh area.
PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team! Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time.
Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!!
This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/
You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/
As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge!
What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries.
Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.
Discussion Group 2 - South Hills
Libertarianism, Objectivism, Anarcho-capitalism, Paleolibertarianism: desirability and practicability.
What are the theories of these movements? Are they desirable? Are they practicable? Among other things, we will focus on their respective approaches to religion-government issues. Libertarianism and Objectivism support strict separation of religion and government. Objectivism (the philosophy of Ayn Rand) is explicitly based on atheism, though it would not use government to enforce atheism. Anarcho-capitalism and paleolibertarianism often combine extreme anti-government views with advocacy of theocracy (a contradiction?).
Some references (not required reading/viewing):
“What It Means to Be a Libertarian” (video): https://theihs.org/who-we-are/what-is-libertarian/
Libertarian Party Platform: https://www.lp.org/platform/
Objectivism (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asery3UeBj4
Anarcho-capitalism/Paleolibertarianism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolibertarianism and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_North_%28economist%29.
Mainstream libertarian critique of paleolibertarian theocracy: https://reason.com/1998/11/01/invitation-to-a-stoning/
Started in 2011, the Science and Skeptics Book Club meets at the City Cafe on Swissvale Avenue to discuss the latest book that has been selected. The selections are always non-fiction, are thought provoking, and feature subject matter of interest to freethinkers.
For a list of previously discussed books, see www.pghfreethought.org/book-club-list
Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time.
There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers.
Freethought Brunch at the Porch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.
Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends.
See you there!
PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish.
Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.
This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill
having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the
discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion
topics to: email@example.com
General discussion group info:
PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!
Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
Many white people have a desire to eliminate racism but are frustrated by their apparent inability to do anything to reduce the corrosive effect of racism in our society. We are horrified by a criminal justice system that severely punishes black people. We despair over an educational system that consigns black children to inadequate schools. We say we'd prefer to live in diverse neighborhoods, work in diverse settings, yet we perpetuate segregation in all aspects of our lives. Moreover, we are uncomfortable even discussing racism, afraid of doing or saying the wrong thing, or offending or being accused of being racist.
We can choose a different path. Join with other anti-racist people to recognize white privilege, oppose racist policies, and create a better society, not just for the sake of fairness, but for our own survival.
Individual Session syllabus to follow.