The Atlanta Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • September 22, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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Who should come? Are newcomers welcome? Anybody who wants to! Why should people come? To meet fellow atheists/agnostics/freethinkers. Do attendees need to participate or can they just listen? People are welcome to just listen as they like. I am sure everybody will have something to contribute. How will members find you when they get there? Personnel at the brewpub will direct them. We usually meet in the "Cellar" area.

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  • Terrell B.

    There must be other restaurants or beer halls or bars on the north side of Atlanta that would want our business. I know one past member who no longer attends because of our meeting at 5 seasons. With the addition of this hostile waiter to the list of negatives: i.e. bad food, beer that is far from good. I propose that we at least look for an alternative location.

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • Carolyn M.

    with the waiter issue perhaps it was just as well everybody didn't show up this time. It was still pretty good company though I must say.

    2 · September 24, 2013

  • Cybercat

    I was surprised by the low turnout. Normally we get an attendance close to the number of "Yes" RSVPs. The weather wasn't bad. What gives?

    September 22, 2013

    • paul

      I think that there are currently enough policies that people have to deal with in their everyday life, why introduce one into an enviroment that is suppose to be welcoming.

      September 23, 2013

    • paul

      First mistake, I learned a LONG time ago to NEVER rely on people or expectations, neither of them come through.

      Funny I never said anything about it being a hardship.
      I do believe in common courtesy, and if I was not able to make an event that I rvsp'ed to, I would try to let someone know. But I'm not going chastise someone for not updating or not showing.

      I don't feel incomplete if someone does not participate in what I am doing, They are missing it, I'm not. This is not school or work, its a social group nothing more, if someone wants to participate they will when and if they want to. Me, I'll continue to live my life and not make a mountains out of a mole hills.

      September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    what was with that waiter was rude and not very nice or good at his lack of job

    1 · September 22, 2013

    • Elaine

      I'm wondering if the waiter doesn't like atheists.

      1 · September 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      most likely no the other staff was fine on this and other times I have been there in the last 3-4 years

      September 23, 2013

  • Karen

    nice group of people engaged in humorous and thought-provoking conversation

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    the people were always very nice just the so-called wailer

    September 22, 2013

  • Josh S.

    This was my first Meetup. Had a great looking forward to the next.

    September 22, 2013

  • Bee

    An enjoyable event as usual. Good company and good conversation.

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Zoltan L.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9yvm8h8GnY
    Sorry, forgot to paste the link about the bible (my last post)

    September 22, 2013

  • Zoltan L.

    A good episode of Penn and Teller's Bullshit show on the bible

    September 22, 2013

  • Santiago

    Quick question, is the meeting place wheelchair accessible?

    September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah

      September 22, 2013

  • Josh S.

    I'm very excited this will be my first meeting with like minded people.

    September 20, 2013

  • Terrell B.

    As an addendum to my previous statement. It was not my intention to suggest that people who worked in the broadcast media should not have religious beliefs but rather to condemn the practice of using their public voice to promote the superstitions involved in those beliefs. If a TV or radio station wants to promote a particular religion then perhaps they should provide equal time to voices with opposing positions.

    September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      They don't have time for debate. They only have time for ratings. It is sensationalism that gets viewers and ratings. The more extreme something seems, and the more out of the ordinary it appears, then the more people pay attention to it.

      Honestly, I think some of the broadcasters are less in control of the information than we think. Networks have plenty of execs who call the talking points and slants of stories.

      If a newscaster wants to keep her job, she will say what's on the teleprompter and stay "on message".

      September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Why does it matter? There are over 100 channels on American TV, if you don't like the picture that Fox News is portraying of the world, then switch to a different channel which does provide a more atheist view. Having said that, I don't see a whole lot of balancing on the other side either. As long as they are private channels, they can do whatever they want to.

      3 · September 16, 2013

  • Terrell B.

    The issue of the proliforation of religious superstition by the News Media is of primary importance. There are so many noted broadcasters who simply can't pass up the opportunity of interjecting the idea of the mystical in whatever news story they are covering. This is especially true when the event being covered is a natural disaster. It seems to make the story more sensational if the idea that God or Jesus was involved or that a person was saved by the process of prayer. This is in essence proseletizing on the part of the reporter or the person involved.

    August 27, 2013

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