Time: May 21, 2011 from 8:30am to 6pm
Location: Oakland Masonic Center
Street: 3903 Broadway
City/Town: Oakland, CA
Website or Map: http://www.atheists.org/event…
Event Type: rapture, party
Organized By: Larry Hicok
Latest Activity: May 19, 2011
Oakland Epicenter of May 21 Rapture Insanity
Thousands of Rapture billboards nationwide and abroad put Oakland at the heart of a raging religious controversy culminating Saturday, May 21, with a West Coast American Atheists’ Conference and Post-Rapture Party countering Doomsday prophesier Harold Camping and his Family Radio Network of 150 stations on his headquarters’ home turf in Oakland, California.
Atheists are appalled that Camping has led followers to give up jobs, possessions and life savings to publicize his May 21 Rapture claim with over 3,000 billboards and “Project Caravan,” a cross-country campaign of Camping “Ambassadors” in Winnebagos proselytizing the 89-year-old fundamentalist radio magnate’s second Doomsday prediction, after his 1994 date failed. American Atheist billboards mock Camping’s apocalyptic claim with “The Rapture: You Know It’s Nonsense: 2000 Years of ‘Any Day Now!’” a 68- foot sign on the freeway near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco that is mirrored in Houston, Wichita, and Fort Lauderdale, where events are also being held. The West Coast American Atheist conference in Oakland will feature nationally-known atheist speakers and entertainers, including Comedy Jesus, aka Troy Conrad. It will be held at Oakland’s Masonic Center Saturday and Sunday, with a deejayed Post-Rapture Party Saturday night and dinner entertainment by Mr. Deity from the popular satirical online TV show starring Brian Dalton as a self-absorbed somewhat confused corporate CEO God.
What: American Atheists’ West Coast Regional Atheist Meeting & Post- Rapture Party When: Saturday, May 21, 9 AM - 10 PM Sunday, May 22 9 AM- 1 PM. Where: Oakland Masonic Center, 3903 Broadway
Greta Christina: Blogger speaking on “Why Are Atheists So Angry?” David Eller: Cultural anthropologist whose books include “Natural Atheism,” and the recently released “Cruel Creeds, Virtuous Violence: Religious Violence Across Culture and History.” Jen McCreight: Atheist Feminist BlagHag blogger and originator of Boobquake; Rebecca Watson: SkepChick blogger on science, skepticism and pseudoscience; Matt Dillahunty: Co-Host of The Atheist Experience TV show and former Baptist divinity student.
Full schedule, speaker photos, billboard image and details of all American Atheist Rapture events nationally at:
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