Ed Buckner and his wife Diane are old friends of the Alabama Freethought Association and the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Many of our members know Ed from our annual 4th of July Freethought Advance, in which he has graciously served as emcee on many occasions. Ed is also a former president of American Atheists and Executive Director of the Council for Secular Humanism.
Ed and his son Michael have recently published their well-researched book In Freedom We Trust: An Atheist Guide to Religious Liberty with Prometheus Books. This book contains a wealth of well-supported arguments to refute the often-heard myths such as the United States "is a Christian nation" and "it is not possible to be moral without a god". Those of us who have heard Ed's eloquent speaking style will be happy to know that he and Michael have taken that same entertaining approach to the pages of In Freedom We Trust. Still, the book is packed with fascinating facts about our founding fathers and other Americans who have worked to ensure that our government stays neutral toward religion.
11 am social hour
12 noon potluck lunch
1 pm program