Friday, January 18, 2013
The Oklahoma Atheists have organized a special viewing of The Revisionaries at UCO! This is a very interesting type of event and something I'm not positive that we've done in the past. The last time I remember going to a special viewing, many of us traveled to Norman, OK to attend a church where they were playing the "great debate" between William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens, so that was many moons ago. If you know nothing about The Revisionaries, it is a documentary centered around the Texas State Board of Education and how their revisions of textbooks that will be taught to the 5 million students of Texas actually affects the rest of the nation since so many textbooks sold to schools are produced in Texas. It's fascinating and sad but there's humor to be found, of course, as you follow the director of the board who must take consistent trips to the Creation Museum as he thinks that humans and dinos lived together in fantasy land. If you find yourself reduced to shambles as you ponder and research the opinions and beliefs of the people that populate this board then you attend at your own peril. If you want to join up with a bunch of atheists and skeptics (and possibly wandering students with nothing better to do) and need an excuse to spark a conversation (like evolution in schools) then please make your way to Edmond. This is a public event so there is no need for an RSVP and it's a very big venue.
Posted by Chas at 9:14 AM