6:00 PM - HAPPY HOUR
6:30 PM - DISCUSSION
HOST: DAVID ORENSTEIN
Is Jesus Just a Made-Up Character?
Is That Guy in the White Robe and Halo Someone from Central Casting?
Did Jesus Christ ever exist? Pundits have answered Yes, No and Maybe. One book with a more or less definitive answer is“Atheism and the Case Against Christ,” by Matthew S. McCormick, and its fascinating premise will be discussed at our Friday evening Book & Film Club.
According to one book reviewer, “This author presents the best argument I’ve ever read critiquing the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus and other miracles...” (Amazon.com)
We heartily recommend that you get this readable book (available Amazon.com, libraries, bookstores) for your library but Dr. Orenstein will explain its chapter premises before the discussion so you can discuss the ideas without reading the book.
We will be discussing Chapters 1,2,11 and 13 (see below). You do not have to have read the book to enjoy this discussion.For those who have the book, or will get it, here are the chapters to read for the discussion:
Chapter 1 - Speaking ill of Jesus
Chapter 2 - The History of the Jesus Story
Chapter 11 -The F-word (Faith)
Chapter 13 - Atheism and the Case Against Christ.
“We may not get through all of the chapters,” says Dr. Orenstein, “maybe a review of the first three--but it will be a fun and entertaining evening!”
So if you’re convinced that the whole story of Jesus’ martyrdom and subsequent resurrection is a lot of malarkey put together by fantasizing clerics or hunched-over mystics scribbling in monasteries, you will enjoy this discussion with fellow nonbelievers as we totally desecrate whatever is left of the Bible’s deceits.
WHAT: NYC Atheists Inc. Book and Film Club, led by Dr. David Orenstein.
SUBJECT: BOOK: “Atheism and the Case Against Christ,” by Matthew S. McCormick. Discussing Chapters 1,2,11 and 13 (see below). You do not have to have read the book to enjoy this discussion.
WHEN: FRIDAY, July 19th
6: 00 pm - Happy Half Hour
6:30 pm - Meeting starts
WHERE: Stone Creek Bar & Pub - 140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) -Back Room
COST: Free, but you are expected to eat/drink to compensate Stone Creek. We like their tacos and Baked Brie. The Stone Creek brand beer is tasty.