26 Apr UPDATE: Weather looks good :-) We'll email out a contact number the night before, but meeting point is at the Victoria Pub, 10a strathearn place, upstairs at 12. After a short group discussion to make sure we're all happy with our messages etc, we'll head off to SC. We'll have banners, a stepladder, placards, T-shirts and some leaflets (Stephen Yarde has suggested some great ones for you to print out yourself as well, if possible ....(http://www.richarddawkins.net/a...
"I suggest we all print them out and cut them into single strips for handing to people. Each one is unique, funny and encourages rational thought.
Another idea is that we could print out some of the most violent, genocidal, racist, and sexist commands in the bible and show them to people who still believe that the bible is a good book. You can find a good selection here" http://www.evilbible.com/)
We should be at SC by 1pm, so any latecomers can join us there.
21 Apr UPDATE: As there is a fair chance of rain sometime during the afternoon, we will meet at 12:00 at the Victoria, 10A Strathearn Place, London W2 2NH, where a private room is booked for us upstairs to use all afternoon (booked under Ginny/meetup). Even if it rains all afternoon we can still have a nice pub lunch and discuss tactics and practise arguments for later, but if the rain lets up we'll leg it down to SC!
15th Mar UPDATE: Date is now fixed as APR 28th (Weather permitting ...please check board on the day to ensure this event is going ahead)
ABOUT THIS EVENT
How about joining us to spread some peaceful and REASONED fun vibes? ...we'll also have a good-natured laugh with passers-by.
These events seem to be great fun and the public seem to be surprised to see reason challenging the relionuts just by our peaceful presence. They love seeing us and previous events have reported getting high fives from people passing by
But it also serves many real purposes: To name just a few...
- showing the religious that they can't spout whatever dangerous stuff they like unchallenged. Once something has to be justified they can't be so gung-ho and it makes life difficult for them to recruit vulnerable people so easily.
- Showing a voice for the the silent majority (reasoned people!); which will inevitably, in time, reach media and government. Time and again we hear from politicians at rallies etc that secularists just don't show up or write-in. So let's start doing that ...or we'll have to stop complaining that our views are not reflected in society ;-)
- Showing other latent atheists and secularists that actually, there are many many more of us than they realise...gives them confidence that they too can 'come out'!
We will have our own humorous leaflets, designed and written by talented LAAGers; Richard Francis, and Cheryl Kerkin (illustrations). They're works of art in themselves! Er ...the leaflets I meant, though it could also apply to Richard and Cheryl
Pub afterwards (of course!) for our regular monthly last-sunday-of-the-month social. (Pub details on event post below - please RSVP there too)
...And of course all dependent on weather - can't do this in the rain.
Travel: there are some buses on diversion around Marble Arch as there'll be so-called 'planned engineering works' around the station. Trains are still running as normal.
Weather: Adrian predicts a chance of light rain early evening.