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Why It Was So Hard – Jennifer Bixby (Lansing)Date:
March 25, 2010
Michigan State University
220 Trowbridge Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
Note: This meeting will be held in Room 119 of the Psychology Building.
Why It Was So Hard To See That God Is Not Good: Reflections Of An Ordained Minister Who Became Atheist. Please join us for a fascinating lecture by former United Methodist minister Jennifer Bixby. Presented by the Mid-Michigan Atheists and Humanists and Center For Inquiry MSU.
Often taken aback by other people’s surprise that someone who once held the religious conviction to become an ordained minister could ultimately adopt atheistic and naturalistic interpretations of the world. Jennifer will share the experiences, which hindered her, and the varieties of experience and literature, which led to her acceptance of reason as being superior to faith.
Following the Jennifer will lead a discussion regarding attitudes and methods of communications for productively interacting with people who hold theistic or supernatural worldviews.
Students from other area campuses are invited to attend.
Parking: Parking for the event in the Psychology Building Room 119. You may park at Ramp #6 located on Grand River Avenue between Mac Ave. and Charles Street.
About Jennifer Bixby, M.Div
Jennifer Bixby is a former active duty Navy Chaplain with tours in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, and at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona. Traveling the world and meeting a wide range of people from many faiths, Jennifer came to the conclusion that belief in the supernatural is irrational. She now works as an environmental engineer for the State of Michigan's Air Quality Program. She is the Events Coordinator and a Program Advisor for Mid Michigan Atheists and Humanists. Her personal interests include training for an Iron Man triathlon, making jewelry and, of course, reading science literature.