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Skeptics in the Pub Spring Meeting – October 2, 2016

Curious about Freethought? Questioning religion? Support Secularism? Have a rational mind and able to engage in intelligent conversations? Come join Saint John area Freethinkers, Skeptics, and Secularists from Fundy Freethought as we enjoy an evening of conversations and discussions. Topics generally revolve around current events, both local and around the world.

Anyone interested can drop by and join the discussions! Formal presentations on topics of interest will be from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, with a mixer/socializing starting at 6:00 PM. Agenda to follow, but one of the items to discuss is the possibility of affiliating with the Centre for Inquiry Canada (http://centreforinquiry.ca/).

Check out the full description at the Skeptics In The Pub Link:
http://fundyfreethought.org/saint-john-skeptics-in-the-pub/

October 2, 2016

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Big Tide Brewery, 47 Princess Street, Saint John, NB, E2L 1K1

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Skeptics in the Pub Spring Meeting – April 17, 2016

Curious about Freethought? Questioning religion? Support Secularism? Have a rational mind and able to engage in intelligent conversations? Come join Saint John area Freethinkers, Skeptics, and Secularists from Fundy Freethought as we enjoy an evening of conversations and discussions. Topics generally revolve around current events, both local and around the world.

April 17, 2016

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Big Tide Brewery, 47 Princess Street, Saint John, NB, E2L 1K1

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Saint John Skeptics in the Pub Meet-up – Feb 21, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016, 5:00pm

Location: Big Tide Brewery, 47 Princess Street, Saint John, NB

Join us at our Skeptics in the Pub meeting for a friendly discussion of skepticism and similar topics. No agenda other than just a chance to gather and enjoy the company of like-minded skeptics!

Anyone interested can drop by and join the discussions!

Check out the full description at the Skeptics In The Pub Link:
http://fundyfreethought.org/saint-john-skeptics-in-the-pub/

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Saint John Skeptics in the Pub Meeting – March 22, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 5:00pm

Let’s welcome Spring with a thing!

Join us at our Skeptics in the Pub meeting for a friendly discussion of skepticism and similar topics.

Location: Big Tide Brewery
47 Princess Street, Saint John, NB

Anyone interested can drop by and join the discussions! Formal presentations on topics of interest will be from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, with a mixer/socializing starting at 6:00 PM.

Check out the full description at the Skeptics In The Pub Link:
http://fundyfreethought.org/saint-john-skeptics-in-the-pub/

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Saint John Skeptics in the Pub Meeting – Jan 11, 2015

Sunday, January 11th, 2015, 5:00pm

BigTide Brewery, 47 Princess Street, Saint John, NB

It has been too long!

Join us at our Skeptics in the Pub meeting for a friendly discussion of skepticism and similar topics.

Location: Big Tide Brewery
47 Princess Street, Saint John, NB

Anyone interested can drop by and join the discussions! Formal presentations on topics of interest will be from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, with a mixer/socializing starting at 6:00 PM.

Check out the full description at the Skeptics In The Pub Link:
http://fundyfreethought.org/saint-john-skeptics-in-the-pub/

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Saint John Skeptics in the Pub – Sep 21, 2014

Sunday, September 21st, 2014, 5:00pm, BigTide Brewery, 47 Princess Street, Saint John, NB

Join us at our Skeptics in the Pub meeting for friendly discussion of skepticism and similar topics.

Anyone interested can drop by and join the discussions! Formal presentations on topics of interest will be from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, with a mixer/socializing starting at 6:00 PM.

Check out the full description at our Skeptics In The Pub page.

If you’d like to attend or find out more about our group, please join our facebook page and sign up for events so we know how many people to book for:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fundyfreethought

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Open Hearts Discussion Group – Coping Mechanisms, Sunday, April 27 at 7:00pm

This is an alcohol-free gathering to connect with others in a safe space in which to discuss personal life issues. During this get-together, we will share our experiences using various coping mechanisms in the face of adversity, and how they have worked for or against us. Examples include:

  • drugs/alcohol
  • exercise
  • deep breathing
  • prescription drugs
  • meditation
  • socializing

Over snacks and tea, we can support or find support with others during difficult times by sharing what we have learned through our own life experiences and secular readings.

All attendees should expect confidentiality, use of kind language, and respect of personal belief systems.

This event is hosted at a member’s home. Please join our Facebook Group and join the event there for location information, or email us with your information via this Feedback Page.

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Skeptics in the Pub – March 9, 2014

Sunday, March 9th, 2014, 5:00pm, BigTide Brewery, 47 Princess Street, Saint John, NB

Join us at our regular Skeptics in the Pub meeting for friendly discussion of skepticism.

Anyone interested can drop by and join the discussions! Formal presentations on topics of interest will be from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, with a mixer/socializing starting at 6:00 PM.

Check out the full description at the Skeptics In The Pub Link above.

If you’d like to attend or find out more about our group, please join our facebook page and sign up for events so we know how many people to book for:
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I’m Sorry to Say, We’re History

Dear History Channel. It’s time we had a little talk. We’ve been through a lot together and I’ll always cherish those times, but all good things must come to an end. We used to be a lot alike, we had things in common. I liked WWII history and for the longest time you showed me documentaries of the Luftwaffe going down like Girls Gone Wild. I could count on you to show me dramatizations of the lives of great people, back-to-back with actual documentaries of their lives. And if occasionally you showed Boogie Nights under the impression that 70’s porn is a worthwhile subject and John Holmes an historical figure of significance, I could forgive you. When you insisted on repeating biographies of Nostradamus and treating him as a prophet, I could just grit my teeth and bear it. Nobody is perfect, we all have our quirks. But it’s all changed. You’ve changed. And this madness has to end.

I don’t know when it started, but one day I realized it was all gone. All the History you used to bring.  Perhaps you can’t imagine how little of a damn I give about hillbillies living in swamps and hunting snakes and alligators. Perhaps you don’t care. Your idiotic marathons of Pawn Stars hurts me deeply, as does any show that is all about people buying other people’s garbage. Are you trying to drive me away? It’s working. Ice Road Truckers? Fuck you. But perhaps worst of all is your fascination with the end of the world; I don’t know how to say this nicely, so I’ll just come out with it. Nothing happened in December 2012. Not a fucking thing. There was no Mayan Apocalypse. The Galactic alignment was an absurd notion to begin with, and most significantly, we’re all still alive. I think it’s important to be blunt about this, because it was over a year ago and you still play your shows that treat it as an upcoming event. Please, I’m begging you, for all our sake, knock that shit off. Someday the world may end. In a few billion years it certainly will. But your obsession with so many potential Armageddon scenarios is painful to watch. Briefly following the lives of people who think these scenarios are real makes me sad, and sensationalizing these absurdities is becoming pathetic. Incoming asteroids the size of Mount Everest? “Rogue Planets”, a Black Hole passing through our solar system, all without anyone noticing? You’re embarrassing both of us, and I’d welcome any one of them if it would just make this stop, and naturally no one in their right mind wants to live in a world where the “Doomsday Preppers” are right.

It’s not all bad though. I still like your Ancient Aliens show, not because it’s historical, but because it’s hilarious. I wish I could believe that’s why you air it. Vikings  is a pretty decent show so far, but I just can’t trust you anymore; sooner or later you’ll screw it up, probably by having the Norse gods show up, and they’ll be aliens. Then your crap won’t be funny anymore. You shocked the world by not screwing up Hatfields & McCoys. Nobody trusts you to repeat that success. Sorry.

Is it my fault? Did I make you whore yourself for ratings? Maybe I’m the one that changed. I read more books, and watched you less. Perhaps I neglected you, and sent you out into the arms and homes of any idiots who think that JFK was murdered by vampires, or that watching people cut down trees is quality entertainment, whatever. I don’t really know what idiots think. But now they love you like I used to, so perhaps it’s not you, it’s me. I hate for it to end this way, but now you’ll have to carry on without me. Deep down we both know that you belong with those idiots, you’re part of what keeps them going. If I keep watching your programming I’ll regret it, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of my life. But we’ll always have the Luftwaffe.

 

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