Living and Dying as an Atheist


JUNE 1, 2018

DR. HECTOR AVALOS, Professor of Religious Studies, Iowa State University

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
310 Fifth Street SE, Cedar Rapids

$10 per person (payable at the door) — includes lunch

The refrain “there are no atheists in foxholes” suggests that atheists become believers when faced with death. Dr. Hector Avalos will explain how facing death numerous times made him appreciate life much more as an atheist.

Dr. Hector Avalos is Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, where he was named Professor of the Year in 1996, and a 2003-04 Master Teacher. He is also the co-founder of the Atheist and Agnostic Society at Iowa State University.

A former Pentecostal child evangelist and faith healer, Dr. Avalos is now an “evangelist” for secular humanism. In 2016, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers.

He is the author or editor of ten books.


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