Added by Darrel Ray on March 11, 2010 at 5:26pm —
My wife and I went to go see Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist and author of the best-selling book The God Virus
, speak yesterday in Memphis. His talk was a very thought-provoking and provocative look at how religion continues to spread despite the fact that logically, most religious belief makes very little logical sense. Ray… Continue
Added by IAmTheBlog on March 8, 2010 at 9:30pm —
This is a follow-up to my previous post
on church marquee epigrams. Richard Dawkins recently initiated an anti-religious banner on a London bus, but the material was pabulum. Something like, “There might not be a God so enjoy life.”
Utterly milquetoast. Read some of the epigrams on the list that the churches post. They’re downright… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on January 11, 2010 at 7:47pm —
My interpretation of the lecture
by Darrel Ray at the Atlanta Freethought Society meeting on his argument he provides in his book - "The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture"
Added by Woody Bass on January 11, 2010 at 4:52pm —
September will be a very busy month for me and for Recovering from Religion. It looks like we will add another two groups in the next couple of weeks. I am speaking five times in the LA San Diego area Sept. 17-20, and several times in Oct. in San Francisco, Portand. and maybe Seattle.
Added by Darrel Ray on September 6, 2009 at 11:45pm —
I'll be speaking to the Las Vegas Atheists next Sunday, August 2. If you know anyone in Vegas, let them know. Here it the link to the meetup announcement: http://atheists.meetup.com/30/calendar/10539156/
Added by Darrel Ray on July 25, 2009 at 12:08am —
My interview on Chariots of Iron Podcast came out today. I talk about The God Virus and Recovering from Religion. Eli, Mark and Lamar really did their homework and had great questions. I think we explored the Civil Religion idea better in this forum than in any others I have done. Having three guys interview is a trip. It was more like we were all sitting around the table with a beer and having some good laughs. The interview portion is in the last half of the podcast.
Here is the… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on June 24, 2009 at 5:16pm —
I am working on book tour events for Sept. 17-20. I am doing two presentation for the Los Angeles CFI on Sept. 20. If you know of a group or people in the San Diego, Riverside, or other cities close to Los Angeles who would like a presentation on The God Virus on Sept. 17, 18 or 19, let me know or have them contact me.
Added by Darrel Ray on June 12, 2009 at 3:22pm —
I often judge a book by how much it makes me think and reflect. Frank Schaeffer's, Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back - certainly passed that test. The outdoors, mountains, adventures with firecrackers, hunting, hiking and, of course religion, all were a big part of my childhood and relationship with my father as it was for Frank. Some other similarities struck me as well. As the oldest, my mother… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on April 2, 2009 at 10:20am —
I love Dawkins video on mental viruses and have added it to my videos. If you have never seen it, take a look. It is still the best articulation of the concept that I have found.
Added by Darrel Ray on March 31, 2009 at 3:41pm —
I am off to St. Louis. On Sunday I will be speaking at the St. Louis Ethical Society at 2:00. It is cosponsored by St. Louis Atheists and the Ethical Society. See this link for more info. http://atheists.meetup.com/463/calendar/9572173/
Hope to see some St. Louis A/N people there!
Added by Darrel Ray on March 27, 2009 at 9:48am —
I will be talking about my book on kkfi radio tomorrow, see: http://www.kkfi.org/ then speaking to the Kansas City Community of Reason at 1-3:00 Sunday afternoon.
Added by Darrel Ray on March 7, 2009 at 4:50pm —
I am very happy to report that Edwin Kagin, National Legal Director at the American Atheist Association has written a strong endorsement for my book. Here is his quote:
"I have found The God Virus to be a most readable and important piece of work. I can happily recommend it to potential readers, particularly to those who are not overly burdened with too much formal education in the arcane aspects of theology and philosophy. Your book is, to me at least, an everyman’s explanation of… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on March 5, 2009 at 10:03pm —