Secular Sunday Brunch is a social event without a preset discussion topic…just like-minded, non-religious people getting together to both strengthen friendships and make new friends. Many of us probably miss the sense of community that came from weekly gatherings at religious services and this is a great way to create community in a non-religious environment.
The Secular Sundays Brunch meeting locations are as follows.
The first Sunday of every month we will be meeting at the Panera Bread at 7344 North Academy.
The second Sunday of every month we will be meeting at the Panera Bread at 1832 Southgate Road.
The fourth Sunday of every month we will be meeting at the Panera Bread at 3120 New Center Point off of Powers.
- Marriage: Separating secular from sacramental
- by Ken Burrows
- Various courts around the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court, have been increasingly receptive to same-sex marriage, based mainly on the need to constitutionally ensure equal rights to all citizens. What the courts have less commonly acknowledged is that laws banning such marriages have rested almost exclusively on a constitutionally dubious collusion between church and state. No matter how they’ve worded their motives, advocates of legally limiting marriage to one-man-one-woman have in the main been seeking to impose their favored religious doctrines about marriage onto all. They’ve sought to give sacramental prerogatives legal preference over secular rights.
Fairness for Palestine?
By Bill Durland, J.D., Ph.D.
How may we determine whether Palestine should be a free, independent and sovereign nation? When critical thinking employs justice, logic and humane treatment, we may be able to answer that. So what is in the way? There are myths Americans believe that have clouded their thinking.
Ballwin officials voted Monday to reject a plan to to put up an "In God We Trust" sign on city property.
The Holy Infant Knights of Columbus had pledged $750 to putting the motto on a sign in this St. Louis suburb. All the plan needed was the approval of the city's board of aldermen.
The aldermen voted 6 to 2 against displaying the motto "In God We Trust" in four-inch letters behind the dais, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Faithful to the Founders?
by Ken Burrows
The May 5th Supreme Court decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway concluded that the practice by the Greece, NY, town board of opening its meetings with predominantly Christian prayer does not violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. This ruling greenlights a certain religious imposition on those citizens attending the town board meetings who see themselves as excluded or at least marginalized by being subjected to official governmental prayer, sectarian in nature, that effectively endorses a faith they do not themselves subscribe to.
Why Rationality Matters by Adrian Niemetz
In ancient times, virtually all humans assumed that the sun revolved around the earth, because, after all, that is
what appeared to happen when viewed. This of course, is not believed by people today because factual information showed it to be false. Yet, many millions still believe in supernatural forces deciding their fate and build large and impressive buildings to these supernatural beings which have not been proven to exist. They focus on death instead of living their lives which is the only one anyone gets.
The stunning Burwell v. Hobby Lobby et.al. Supreme Court Decision grants "closely held" corporations newly created "religious freedoms" that trump the religious freedoms of living breathing human beings. This creates a special class of "corporate personhood" with the power to nullify the human freedoms and Constitutional Rights of its Human employees.
More than 200 years ago, the founding fathers of the United States of America created a unique system of government Constitution based on Enlightenment principles and a series of Amendments called the “Bill of Rights.” Although designed to protect individual citizens from government overreach and dedicated to equality under the law, their original Constitution perpetuated slavery and guaranteed equality only to male land owners.
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Potential topic arenas: agnosticism, atheism, Bill of Rights, civil rights, economics, equality, freethought, government prayer, history, human rights, law, logic, mathematics, medicine, peace, pastafarianism etc., pledge of allegiance, public education, reason, religion, reproductive rights, science, taxpayer funded religion, US Constitution, violence, war, zoroastrianism etc. and especially, the separation of church and state