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PA Nonbelievers to Hold “September 11th Remembrance”


HARRISBURG, PA, August 31 — PA Nonbelievers, central Pennsylvania’s leading organization of atheists, agnostics and humanists, will host a “September 11th 10th Anniversary Remembrance”, starting at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2011 on the main steps of the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg. The service will remember and examine the events of the morning of September 11, 2001 from the perspective of atheists, agnostics and humanists. The event is open to the public and is intended to provide an alternative for those who are not comfortable attending any of the faith-based services to be offered that day.

Featured speakers include David Silverman, president of American Atheists, and Jason Torpy, president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers. Silverman will address the actions of the passengers of Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, while Torpy will speak on the ethical dilemma of the wars resulting from 9/11. Additionally, local and regional guest speakers will talk generally about 9/11 from a rational and atheistic viewpoint.

The event is expected to run 1-1/2 to 2 hours. In case of rain, the event will be held in the main rotunda of the Capitol.

PA Nonbelievers, Inc. is affiliated with American Atheists, Atheist Alliance International and the Council for Secular Humanism. PA Nonbelievers holds regular meetings in York, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading, Chambersburg, Lebanon/Annville, and Lewisburg. Further information is available by clicking here or by calling (717) 467-1266.

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