And the vice of the month for this particular Sunday Social is VANITY! We're delighted that AtheismUK will be joining us for this social meetup (See link to find out more about AUK, or see below)
ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Our religious friends think they know what drives atheists, it's the need to be right and to be seen to be right, at all costs. We are guilty of the sins of VANITY, PRIDE and VAINGLORY in which "One likens their self to the greatness of God for the sake of their own image, and thereby becomes separated and perhaps in time divorced from the Divine grace of God".
Well to that we say a great big "Whateverrr" and invite you to join us as we search for LONDON'S NEXT TOP INFIDELS of 2014. Teams of atheists are hereby summoned to appear before LAAG's Grand Inquizition to demonstrate their knowledge of nonsense, infidelity to falsehood and derision for superstition. Look, it's an atheist quiz, got it?
MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT
The winning team, having demonstrated their unquestionable superiority by grinding the opposition into the dirt, will be lauded by their godless peers before being garlanded with flowers, crowned with laurel and led in triumph through the streets of this fair and ancient city to the cheers of its adoring citizenry. That's what you really want isn't it? Come on admit it? No? Are you sure? Not even a little bit? Well that's lucky because we are probably talking a round of applause and a packet of hobnobs to share, but like all of our LAAG socials, it's going to be a hoot so RSVP early and tell your friends.
In a change to the previously advertised format we are no longer calling for teams. Instead, we will shuffle our intellectual DNA, so to speak, by forming teams at random on the day. The number of teams and players per team will vary depending upon difficult to predict environmental factors, like how the Tube is running, how many people will therefore show up and whether a particular butterfly flapped its wings somewhere in the Amazon. Then competition will ensue, red in tooth and claw, and only the fittest will survive. The team that comes out on top will be acclaimed London's Next Top Infidels of 2014 and may then savour the sweet taste of victory (and hobnobs) with as much vainglory or modesty as they like...
Prizes for winning team ( Evolution t-shirt). T-shirts will also be available to buy at cost, £10). Funds raised will go towards LAAG's activism event coming early 2015
(Students entry: £2)
MORE ABOUT AtheismUK:
"Our sole objective is the advancement of atheism. From this, we have derived our key principles, which in turn inform our policies and strategies.
Atheism UK’s ultimate goal is the end of faith – the false and irrational belief that God exists – and of religion, the social manifestation of faith.
We campaign, from an atheist perspective, against the false and pernicious claims of religion, its privileges and its malign practices – not least the labelling and indoctrination of children.
We reject the notion that faith and religion should not be questioned, and we seek to create an environment of atheistic thought".
Travel info: There are a few closures on the underground and some on the London Overground. Here's a map of them.
Weather: almost certainly dry, although there will some scattered showers in the early part of the day. Rain map here.