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I'm going to a Paul Kurtz talk this afternoon!

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I'm going to a Paul Kurtz talk this afternoon! I'll make a post about how it went later. Most humanists know who Paul Kurtz is....I should hope.Chris
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Paul Kurtz and I share birthdays! Dec 21!
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The talk was a good one, but I am bewildered why the average age of a secular humanist seems to be around 70 years old. I felt like I was at an assisted living facility. I was definitely the youngest person present.Paul Kurtz autographed one of his books for me and also agreed to do a liv chat here on BookTalk. So the day went well. I just think they need to start marketing to a younger audience.
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ChrisQuote:I just think they need to start marketing to a younger audience. I didn't understand that. I think the people who are 70+ did their job; its our generation that has failed ( / is failing ?).
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These people are joining as senior citizens. They didn't join when they were our age and stick with it all these decades. Senior citizens have more time on their hands and purposely look for organizations to join. I am brainstorming and trying to figure out a solution to this problem. Just about every Atheist, Humanist, or Skeptic group is predominantly senior citizens. It is so bad that younger people feel uncomfortable attending as they stick out like a sore thumb.
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That's interesting that the majority of the members are seniors. I've heard of so many intelligent people who go religious when they get old. Out of the fear of their quickly approaching death I assume. But I'd love to see some numbers on this type of thing if anybody knows...
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