Dear VLI members: here's my dilemma about offering this event. On the one hand, I risk offending the theists in our group if I do. On the other hand, I'm bound to disappoint atheists/agnostics in our group if I don't. So my compromise is: I'm posting it, but not "announcing" it (which means members won't get anything about it in their email). I hope that's something everyone can live with, and I truly hope nobody will decide to leave the group over this. If you're not happy with how I've decided to handle it this time, your feedback/constructive criticism is welcome—feel free to email me at [masked].
Here's Ted's announcement...
A vegan potluck paired with 2 hours of the best irreverent atheist comedy on video (don't worry, there's an intermission). What's atheist comedy? It's comedy (in this case, mostly stand-up) that jokes about god and religion. See the lineup below to get an idea.
In the interest of open mindedness and cross pollination, this event is cross-posted in Long Island Atheists Meetup as well as this group, so you will meet some members of both groups.
We're starting earlier this time to take advantage of the outdoor patio. The forecast is a clear, sunny, 54 degrees with a slight breeze.
Please bring a vegan dish or vegan drinks to share; enough to feed 6 should be good (no hard liquor, vegan beer/wine/coolers more than welcome). Please don't worry if you can't bring anything - nobody will be turned away.
If you're unsure whether your dish or drink is vegan, you can post your question here, Google it, or ask me privately. Here's a pretty comprehensive list of all the vegan alcohol:
You can load that up on your smartphone right from the liquor store, or try these mobile apps which use the Barnivore data: http://www.barnivore.com/mobile .
On the comedy lineup:
Jim Jefferies, Seth MacFarlane, Bill Maher, Eugene Mirman, David Cross, Ricky Gervais, George Carlin, Greg Giraldo, Patton Oswalt, Hannibal Buress, Jim Gaffigan, Anthony Jeselnik, Tim Minchin.
*** This comedy is NOT politically correct or rated PG. It may be OFFENSIVE. Bring your cursing caps and strap in. ***
NOTE: If you RSVP Yes, please come! If you change your mind, please change your RSVP to No so others can come. Space is limited so it's not fair to save a spot for an empty chair.