A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God with author Chris Johnson
 February 8, 2016 at 1 PM – 4 PM
Drexel University Main Building Curtis 340

The Drexel Freethought Society is proud to host Chris Johnson for a viewing of his film ‘A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God’ based on his book of the same name.

Chris Johnson is a New York-based photographer and filmmaker. He received his undergraduate degree in film production (along with a minor in religious studies) from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. His photography has been seen in various outlets, including The New York Times. He has spent the last three years working on A Better Life, traveling across the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and other countries. Apart from his own film and photographic work, he has also collaborated with artists and directors in various roles and capacities from assistant director and stage manager, for theatre, film, and print.

For the book and film of A Better Life, he interviewed many prominent atheist figures such as Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, Dan Dennett, Derren Brown, Pat Churchland, Julia Sweeney, Penn & Teller, and many more. He has given talks on atheism and his work at the Humanist Community at Harvard, New York Society for Ethical Culture, PA State Atheist/Humanist Conference, Sunday Assembly – New York, the Atheist Community of Austin, Freedom from Religion Foundation Annual Conference, and more. In addition, he has also been a guest on various podcasts and TV shows such as The Humanist Hour, Atheist Airwaves, The Phil Ferguson show, The Atheist Experience, and Pivot TV’s TakePart Live.

Chris is the recipient of the Kodak Award for Excellence in Filmmaking as well as the B.F. Lorenzetti Scholarship for Excellence in Filmmaking.

There is no God. Now what? If this is the only life we have, how does that affect how we lives our lives, how we treat each other, and cope with death. As a follow-up to one of Kickstarter’s most successful publishing projects, photographer and filmmaker Chris Johnson introduces us to some of the many voices from his book. In this fascinating documentary — learn the stories behind the book in interviews with some of our greatest thinkers. Join Chris as he explores issues of joy & meaning and travels around the globe meeting people from all walks of life and backgrounds who challenge the false stereotypes of atheists as immoral and evil. From Daniel Dennett and A.C. Grayling, to Julia Sweeney and Robert Llewellyn —learn the various ways many atheists have left religion to a better life filled with love, compassion, hope, and wonder!

— David McDevitt, President of the Freethought Society

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43 Responses to Announcements

  1. Hugh Taft-Morales says:

    Glad to see Drexel Freethought shows good website and podcast progress!

  2. Michael says:

    Hi, I would like to join the free thought society but since I missed the first meeting last week, I don’t really know when and where to go for meetings.

  3. Andrix Hopper says:

    So basically this is a club to jerk off about how bad religion is under the guise of having actual meaningful discussion? Do you guys compare fedoras as well?


  4. Rich says:

    The guise of what? Religions are the worse scourges that have plagued the world since the beginning of recorded history. Millions have been tortured and killed due to these nonsensical beliefs. The only fedora you need is a thinking cap.

  5. @Rich says:

    @Rich – Intolerant liberals like you are the problem. You only preach acceptance when it conforms to your beliefs, but everyone else is wrong, guilty, and persecuted. Thank God for religion and the morals it teaches.

  6. Eric Kim says:

    Would love to attend a meeting. Could someone email me more details about this organization?

  7. Colleen Blaho says:

    Hi there Eric. We have a Facebook group (Drexel Freethought Society), and if you’re a Drexel student, then you can join our org on Collegiate Link.

  8. laya says:

    Interested in good conversation

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  10. MichelNek says:

    Существует такая услуга – добровольное медицинское обслуживание (или ДМО).
    Она предполагает, что вы вносите небольшую сумму за то, что посещает врачей весь год БЕСПЛАТНО.
    Однако опросы показали, что лишь 3% жителей Питера знают о такой программе.
    Почему так происходит?
    Да потому что частным клиникам выгоднее сдирать с людей деньги за каждый визит.
    А если какой-нибудь сотрудник клиники попытается рассказать про добровольное медицинское обслуживание клиенту – это сулит ему увольнением.
    Эта информация уже спровоцировала много возмущений, сразу после того как информацию об услуге рассекретил один возмущенный врач.
    Его уволили “по собственному желанию”, после того, как он посоветовал ДМО своему пациенту.
    Самое страшное, что информация по ДМО находятся в открытом доступе, просто натыкались на эту информацию только случайные люди.
    Как отстоять свои права?
    О правилах оказания такой услуги и обязанностях клиник можно узнать, просто вбив в Яндекс фразу: “добровольное медицинское обслуживание”.
    И именно обслуживание, а не страхование.


  11. Miriam Pascual says:



  12. MR. MOHAN HOSKOTE says:





    Respected Sirs,

    I, Mohan A. Hoskote, age 83 years, have after more than 25 years of Unbiased, Freethought research, self-published my book “JESUS MYSTERY SOLVED”, Sub-Title: TRAGEDY OF JESUS, THE INNOCENT on the Amazon Kindle Self-publishing Platform.

    Countless book publishers refused to publish my book. Hence I had to self-publish the same on Amazon Kindle.

    I have now to publicize my book to prospective Freethinking, Humanist & Secular buyers as required by the epublishers.

    My book is packed to the brim with New Facts & Findings which readers will find most interesting.

    I have carried out holistic research covering the period from almost the dawn of history, @ 5000++ BC up to the coming of Islam in @ 630 AD so that the Story of Jesus & Christianity should smoothly fit into the world historical context.

    Though thousands of books have been published on the subject of Jesus, mine is unique & different.

    I earnestly beg of you to help me and request your Honorable Members to kindly purchase Copies of my book from the Amazon Kindle. I shall forever remain grateful to you.

    They will come to know well over a dozen new facts & findings they never knew before.

    In view of my senior age, I am in bit of a hurry. Please understand my anxiety and reply at the earliest.

    With highest regards,


    Mohan Hoskote
    (832) 251-2060

  13. Круто! Некоторые пункты очень тонко подмечены!
    Я ценю, что ты сочинил эти статьи
    и остальные данные они крайне хороши.

  14. Автор умело ведет разговор по поводу этой статьи конкретно в данном блоге, я прочитал все, и
    в данный момент мне также хочется прокомментировать статью.

  15. Cuttervet says:

    … As a rule, the manuscript is called

  16. Superchipssep says:

    (palimpsests). In the XIII-XV centuries in

  17. RainMachinelih says:

    A handwritten book is a book

  18. Feederbfe says:

    the spread of parchment.

  19. Yamahaqha says:

    (palimpsests). In the XIII-XV centuries in

  20. Businesspoq says:

    monuments related to deep

  21. Leupoldjkn says:

    … As a rule, the manuscript is called

  22. Beaconawb says:

    from lat. manus – “hand” and scribo – “I write”) [1]

  23. Stanmoremzl says:

    book about the chess of love “, created by

  24. Ascentlgn says:

    Western Europe also formed

  25. Focusiwy says:

    XVII century was Nicholas Jarry [fr].

  26. Holographiczpg says:

    handwritten books were made,

  27. RainMachinehpw says:

    among them acquired “Moral

  28. Humminbirdwci says:

    handwritten books were made,

  29. Vintageflg says:

    Since the era of Charlemagne

  30. Garminzqkx says:

    “Julia’s Garland” (fr. Guirlande de Julie)

  31. Documentlvt says:

    from lat. manus – “hand” and scribo – “I write”) [1]

  32. Humminbirdtur says:

    bride, Julie d’Angenne.

  33. Incipioafb says:

    Europe, and in Ancient Russia

  34. Sightkjg says:

    (palimpsests). In the XIII-XV centuries in

  35. Jacob F. says:

    Dude a lot of these religioustards have absolutely nothing else to do with their time but the criticize us… Get a life …

  36. JamesSmoft says:

    Aloha, makemake wau e?ike i kau kumuku?ai.

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  38. Rigidtei says:

    from lat. manus – “hand” and scribo – “I write”) [1]

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    Russia is increasing its exports

  40. Beaconjzj says:

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