On the evening of Monday, October 22nd, I’ll be speaking to the Secular Students and Skeptics Society at CU Boulder on whether Christianity is compatible with capitalism. The talk will start at 6:30 pm; it will run about 20 minutes, plus Q&A. It’ll be in Hellems 199. Regular folks — meaning non-students — are welcome to join us.
(Yes, I find that picture completely hysterical.) Here’s a bit more about the talk:
The Unholy Union of Christianity and Capitalism
For over three decades, conservatives have actively worked to blend free markets with Christian values. The GOP’s ticket this year — Mormon Mitt Romney and Catholic Paul Ryan — is no exception. Yet in fact, Christianity cannot be reconciled with free markets or capitalism. Christian scriptures are explicitly opposed to worldly values like rationality, planning for the future, the accumulation of wealth, and individual rights. This talk will expose the basic ideological contradictions of pro-capitalist Christians, as well as challenge the skeptics and secularists who admire the ethical teachings of Jesus.
Secular Students and Skeptics Society, CU Boulder
University of Colorado at Boulder, Hellems 199
Monday, 22 October 2012, 6:30 pm
It’ll be a fun talk: I always enjoy a bit of Bible study! So if you’re local, please join us!