The popular tendency is to deify myths, gurus, and personalities without investigating the claims thoroughly. Mother Teresa is one deified name. Does Mother Teresa deserve her reputation as the most charitable person who ever lived? This book makes for a gripping but disconcerting read.
Our speaker is Dr. Aroup Chatterjee, who was born and brought up in Calcutta, India, in a non- religious family. He is almost 62 and works as a doctor, mainly in the UK. Atheism was the default position in his household but he was not a campaigning atheist. But regarding Mother Teresa, he has been campaigning on this issue for three decades. He is also deeply committed to helping people all around the world to be free from religion.
This is a free event. It will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 9 pm EST. Zoom registration is required.
Thanks to all speakers and participants who attended CFIC’s second semi-annual virtual conference, on November 14. We do appreciate the patience and forbearance of those who were with us from the beginning, when we had bit of a rocky start due to technical problems with the internet connections to our first speaker in Uganda.
Religion and the Actor (William B Davis)
The Conference for Inquiry was free to attend; we requested that requests that attendees pay what they can. Tax receipts will be provided for donations of $20 or more. (CFIC is a CRA-registered educational charity. Registration number: 83364 2614 RR0001.)
October 4 to 10 is World Space Week, this year celebrating “Women in Space.”
October 3 marks the 71st anniversary of the day when the transistor was patented by Shockley, Bardeen, and Brattain. Today, most of us probably have more than a billion transistors in our homes.
October 15 is Global Handwashing Day.
October 17 has been designated by the UN as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
October 23 is Mole Day.
On October 28, 1914, Jonas Salk was born. He went on to develop one of two breakthrough polio vaccines, which proved to be effective at preventing what was at the time one of the most dreaded childhood diseases. (Vaccines continue to be the best public health measure that humans have developed. Just one year ago, on October 22, 2020, Moderna announced that they had full enrollment for the Phase 3 trial of their vaccine for prevention of SARS-CoV-2. You are vaccinated, right? If not, what are you waiting for?)
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