Freethinkers to hear Dr. Gil Shapiro address end of life issues

Harry Huizinga

The SaddleBrooke Community is cordially invited to hear Dr. Gil Shapiro present a talk titled: A Secular Perspective on End of Life Issues. It will be held at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 26 in the HOA2 MountainView Ballroom. Come early at 9:45 a.m. for a coffee social and to meet the speaker.

Dr. Shapiro will discuss how and why secular and religious views about life and living are different and how these differences create opposing opinions on death and dying. He will also address the politics and economics of end of life issues. He will defend his position that “Clearheaded decisions can only be made by rational thinkers who use critical reasoning.” This writer is certain that you will find Dr. Shapiro’s discussions to be stimulating and provocative in the spirit of Freethinkers.

As a spokesman for Freethought Arizona, Dr. Shapiro feels strongly that the secular voice must be heard in our society. He is knowledgeable about the sometimes dangerous intersection of politics, culture and religion. He has shared his thoughts with audiences in Tucson and SaddleBrooke and has published about 50 guest opinions in our local newspapers. He moderates Freethought Café, a casual monthly get-together where relevant issues are discussed and debated.

For information about the mission of SaddleBrooke Freethinkers visit our website: This will be our last meeting until we resume activities next October 2015.