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Center for Inquiry – Transnational

1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

October 2019

Oct
18

“Hail Satan?” – Documentary Screening

Friday, October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States
$5

As US politics becomes more influenced by evangelical Christian beliefs, an alternate church is rising: The Satanic Temple. But this group of supposed Devil worshippers, led by Lucien Greaves, are a progressive, politically active bunch who seem more invested in upholding the separation of church and state than raising hell. - Ben Travis - Empire Official Trailer Join the WNY CFI community for the first local screening of Hail Satan? In traditional Christian mythology, Satan is the original ultimate villain…

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November 2019

Nov
15

“Is Belief in God Innate?” a lecture by Dr. James Beebe

Friday, November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States
$5

Recent research in the cognitive science of religion (a blend of psychology, anthropology, and the evolutionary sciences) shows that, while belief in supernatural beings is not strictly speaking innate, the default settings of a number of our cognitive faculties incline people toward believing in such beings, making religious belief very natural and quite prevalent. These findings run contrary to the received view that has been dubbed 'the indoctrination hypothesis'--the idea that people would not believe in supernatural beings if they had not been…

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December 2019

Dec
4

Secular Book Club

Wednesday, December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

Our next Secular Book Club will be Wednesday December 4th @ 7PM     We will be voting for a fiction selection from NOW to September 25th Our four options are: #1 - "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult (2016) #2 - "Revolt In 2100" by Robert Heinlein (1953) #3 - "Letters from the Earth" by Mark Twain (1939, posthumously) #4 - "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison (1970) Click here for Book Summaries and to VOTE!   For more…

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Dec
20

Winter Solstice Celebration

Friday, December 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States
Free

Celebrate the season secularly! The Annual CFI Western New York Winter Solstice Celebration is Tentatively scheduled for December 20th 2019 We will post more information as we get closer to the actual event but traditionally this is a free catered family friendly event for all with dinner beginning at 6:30 PM and free tours of the CFI library and facility offered starting at 5:30 PM.  

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