Monday, January 25, 2010

Fred Edwords: Sailing the Rising Tide of Reason

Since some people may be missing The Atheist Experience this week, I'm posting the video from a recent ACA Lecture Series lecture.

Fred Edwords from the United Coalition of Reason on "Sailing the Rising Tide of Reason".

Over the past few years, with the rise of the “New Atheism,” interest in Freethought and humanism is growing. And the more recent billboard and bus campaigns have stoked the fires of enthusiasm. How can Freethought and humanist groups benefit from this secular "coming out"? How can they capture this interest to help their memberships grow? Fred Edwords, a former executive director of the American Humanist Association, is now the national director of the United Coalition of Reason. Over his thirty-year career as a humanist leader he has lectured, debated, and taught on humanist philosophical issues and effective outreach techniques. He has appeared on national and local television in the United States and Canada, has been interviewed on radio and for newspapers around the world, and has lectured in North America, Europe, and India.

"Sailing the Rising Tide of Reason"

Mp3 audio is available here.


  1. As both spellings are included here:

    Edwords is the correct one.

  2. Thanks, Matt. I've got the spelling corrected.

  3. I enjoyed listening, thanks for putting it up guys.

  4. I personally think that "Don't Believe in God?" is a great campaign. It gets the message out there without giving the theists a reason to freak out.

    Not that they need one.

  5. We will be getting one of these billboards in Northwest Arkansas soon. We are all a little cautious about being seen as 'causing trouble', but we are very excited at the potential for new members.


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