Matthew Simpson

Wednesday, September 4 2013 at 7:30PM

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67 Etruria Old Road,
ST1 5PE.

Matthew Simpson

What's the talk about?

TALK: If God is “the invention of an animal that knows it’s going to die”, how do Humanists cope with the inevitable? Matthew Simpson explores the wisdom (and wit) of atheists about mortality, and suggests ways we can help others get more out of Life-Before-Death.


In a fairly light-hearted presentation, which starts with a quiz including questions topical to Stoke and Staffordshire, he will suggest that beliefs about life after death are what differentiates religious people from atheists; that religions claim to resolve, but actually worsen, fear of death; and that Humanism is the ideal way to overcome that fear.

SPEAKER: Matthew is a Sheffield-based Humanist Celebrant and professional sex therapist. He started working life as a commis chef (the only honest job he ever did) then teacher and Director of Education, before retraining as a psychotherapist.


£3 per head includes a ticket in our drinks raffle,

two lucky attendees will win a FREE pint on the night.