Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. (From Amazon web site)
RET Reflections Meeting (Date and location change)
February 16 Sunday 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Pot Luck and Discussion Hosted by Carl and Aleta Ledendecker
2123 Stonybrook Road, Louisville, TN
The topic will be "Activism. Do you get involved? What inspires you? Is there anything you would like to add to your activism?"
Bring a dish to share for a pot luck. Drinks and tableware will be available.
Guest Speaker on Fourth Sunday
February 23 Sunday 10:30 - 12:30
Pellissippi State Community College, Goins Building, Cafeteria Annex
Dave Warnock was a conservative evangelical pastor for almost forty years. About ten years ago, he started examining the claims of his faith, and found that they were not compatible with his core beliefs of tolerance and acceptance of all people. He is now working to de-stigmatize the word atheist. In February 2019, he was diagnosed with ALS and given 3-5 years to live. He has decided to live his life to the fullest and travel as much of the world as he can on his "Dying Out Loud" tour.
FFTV, presented by the Rationalists of East Tennessee and the Atheist Society of Knoxville, is broadcast each Wednesday, 6:30–7:30 p.m. on Knoxville's Community TV. Call in (865-215-2288) with comments or questions.