LONDON'S NEXT TOP INFIDEL - Last-Sunday-Social

  • February 23, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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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)

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MORE ABOUT AtheismUK:

From website

"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".

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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.

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  • haggis_lad

    awesome, a religious experience!

    February 26, 2014

  • Andre

    I won't be able to make it this afternoon. The handyman who was coming in the morning was running late and only finished doing the work fifteen minutes ago. Trains aren't running here. It would take me over an hour to get to the pub. Double meaning suggestions regarding the handyman won't be tolerated.

    1 · February 23, 2014

    • Georgi L.

      Andre's got his own blend with acid

      1 · February 24, 2014

    • Brian

      Have you been drinking?........again.

      February 25, 2014

  • Paul R

    Many thanks to Jason for putting together a very impressive quiz. Great to see everyone as well.

    2 · February 24, 2014

  • dod

    Really sorry i've had to drop out at the last minute due to illness.

    February 23, 2014

    • John P

      You were missed Dod. I hope you feel better.

      1 · February 24, 2014

    • dod

      Thanks for the good wishes. I'm much better now. Very disappointed to have missed it though.

      February 24, 2014

  • Georgi L.

    As well as huge thanks to Jason-Paxo-S for what must have been a week's work!... also to Anita, Roger and Yussef in helping with the event (That's what happens when you turn up early ;-)) Great day, enjoyed chatting with everyone. As usual, some spirited discussions as well as laughs.

    (and Eric, I haven't forgotten you volunteering to be the mascot btw! - Amoku is witness ;-))

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Kieron

    Sorry that I missed the quiz, or rather, having seen the questions, perhaps not so sorry haha. But huge thanks to the organisers, especially Jason, as he clearly put a lot of effort into it, so much appreciated. And what lovely comments from our new members, so looking forward to meeting them soon, as didn't get a chance to chat yesterday.

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Yussef

    Hey folks!
    I just wanted to announce how beautiful the meetup was. You guys are my first community in the UK, and for the most part, you're the first rational people to know. :)
    I really felt at home so quickly that I didn't realise it was my first time. Thank you all for this beautiful day (the most beautiful day in England so far!).
    :)

    6 · February 23, 2014

    • John P

      You were a great team-mate Yussef. Being forced to memorise the Koran finally paid off.

      1 · February 24, 2014

    • Yussef

      Thanks Jason and Andy! Looking forward for the next time to see you.
      John, hahahahahah. Yes, it has finally paid off!

      February 24, 2014

  • James

    Jason - I was extremely impressed with the made up religious text quote. I reckon you could go into business writing bibles.

    4 · February 24, 2014

  • Amoku

    It was lovely meeting you all. Hope to see you again soon. Yussef put it much more eloquently than I can so I'll leave it there :) You're all awesome!

    3 · February 24, 2014

    • Georgi L.

      Thanks Amoku, great to see you!

      February 24, 2014

  • John P

    Really fun quiz. Well done Jason. Great to see everyone.

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Adrian

    Nice work Jason!

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Brian

    Great well done Jason

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Alex D

    Very sorry for not being able to give notice; looks like I won't be able to make it.

    February 23, 2014

    • Georgi L.

      No worries Alex, hope you had a good evening xx

      February 23, 2014

  • Kieron

    I've put 'yes' to attend but I will be late.

    February 23, 2014

  • Rich H.

    Sadly due to something coming up at work I now cannot attend, sorry guys!

    February 22, 2014

    • Jason

      Sorry to hear that Rich. See you next time..

      February 22, 2014

  • Adrian

    The quiz is of course meant to be fun first and foremost so there will be a couple of extra prizes than just for the winners. For example there will be a prize for Best Wrong Answer! So everyone's in with a chance :-)

    February 21, 2014

    • James

      That's me screwed then. I'm SO average...

      February 21, 2014

    • Georgi L.

      Maybe there's a prize for the most average ;-)

      February 21, 2014

  • James

    I've watched the entire Nye/Ham debate, been brushing up on my Creationism Today videos, I'm a member of the Pat Robertson fan club, I've finished my Alpha Course...I'm ready like Freddy...

    2 · February 21, 2014

  • Serah

    am not too good at quizzes but am sure this event will be fab as usual especially if Jason is involve, looking forward to it

    1 · February 20, 2014

    • Jason

      You are too kind Serah but absolutely right of course. See, I'm getting into the swing of it already ;)

      1 · February 20, 2014

    • Roger

      You don't have to be good at quizzes - just good at enjoying yourself!

      1 · February 21, 2014

  • Amoku

    Seems like it's going to be a blast!

    Can I just ask what the format of the quiz is going to be? As in, what topics and such. I'm thinking of coming with a friend but I'm unsure what to tell them when they ask what it's about.

    Thanks!

    1 · February 20, 2014

    • Jason

      Hi there. The format will be team based with the teams picked at random (or Sorting Hat). Questions in written, picture and music form, all with a freethinking theme of some kind. I am expecting the quiz to be in two halves of maybe 20-30 mins each then another 20-30 for the answers. So 60-90 mins in all plus breaks but we'll so how it goes. Teams submit their answers in writing so no one has to be in the spotlight mastermind style. Should be fun.

      1 · February 20, 2014

  • terence f.

    sadly a change of others' plans means I have to withdraw. Have a great time.

    February 17, 2014

    • Georgi L.

      Thanks Terence, hope you enjoy your event too. (You may be the busiest person I have ever come across, perpetually tied up with all sorts of committees! I thought we'd finally get to meet the elusive Terence this time as don't think you've been able to make any LAAG event as such yet ... hopefully sometime though !)

      3 · February 18, 2014

  • Adrian

    I watched Panorama this week about foreign students and I'm worried that they might be given the answers to the quiz, or even bring along other people to actually answer the questions for them. Is there any truth in this rumour? ;-)

    February 15, 2014

    • Jason

      None at all. The LAAG Inquizition is both incorruptible and infallible. The attractive young students in that video simply wanted help with their English and translating the rules of Twister was a perfectly legitimate learning exericse.

      3 · February 15, 2014

  • Georgi L.

    There will also be some prizes for the winning team (...could even be more than a packet of hobnobs ;-)). Details to follow

    1 · November 25, 2013

    • Roger

      These gastro-cultural references must be deeply puzzling to our transatlantic readers.

      February 13, 2014

    • Jason

      We are the LondonAAG Roger and I think our US friends appreciate a bit of local colour. When in American company I always try to camp it up a bit becoming Bob Hoskins or Terry Thomas as the mood takes me. It seems rude to disabuse people of their cherished stereoptypes :)

      1 · February 15, 2014

  • sandra

    Damn it I really should come and work on my Vanity Pride and Vainglory (what is that last one?) they have taken such a battering over the years. Perhaps you could set up a working group or self-help group I could join? In the meantime, off to lovely Milton Keynes for Rachmaninov concert, sorry. Any home practise tips? Don't tell me to get up 1hr early to apply make up and heels, can;t be ars*d.
    Have fun xx

    February 13, 2014

    • Jason

      See you next time Sandra. Say hello to Rachmaninov for us. The old fella must be getting on a bit now. Good idea re the "sin" working groups. We'll get right on it :)

      1 · February 13, 2014

  • Joanne

    Apologies way this weekend. On a bright note this now leaves the competition wide open ;-)

    1 · January 31, 2014

  • Jason

    Apologies to everyone about the late change to the schedule on this event (work commitments, you know how it is). I hope everyone can still make it.

    2 · January 12, 2014

    • Adrian

      I know you've put a lot of preparation and work into this so I'm really looking forward to it, whenever it is!

      January 12, 2014

  • Jason

    Everyone please note the slight change of format to this event. We are no longer calling for teams. Just show up and join in. We have managed to borrow some gizmo that will allocate people to teams based on quantum indeterminacy. Much easier all round.

    November 25, 2013

    • Jason

      Henceforth let him be known as Deepup Chukra

      2 · November 28, 2013

    • Georgi L.

      I suppose those who really really want to form teams themselves could still do so and the rest could be allocated with your magic stick? - that way newer members will get to join in the fun without having to know people right from the start ( Lots of our reviews say newer members tend to feel at home almost straight away though, so don't worry, peeps!)

      December 13, 2013

  • Jason

    It's going to be absolutely fabulous daahling :)

    2 · September 25, 2013

  • Cloe

    Oh my this sounds marvellous.

    1 · September 25, 2013

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