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  • Sep 17, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Stone Creek





Atheists Accused of Being ‘Extremists?’


‘All Great Persons in History Were Extremists’

Said Martin Luther King



Once more, Michael Dorian’s  NYCA Discussion Group has come up with the most controversial topic of the moment.  People, we have been accused--for our many suits and our objections to crosses and other Christian paraphernalia in the public marketplace--as being “extremists.”

Why? Because we want “under god” out of our Pledge of Allegiance?  Because we want “In god We Trust” off our money?  Because we want fake, makeshift Christian “crosses” out of our museums?

Extremism Is Honor

Martin Luther King said that the accusation of extremism is a badge of honor.  He pointed out in his famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” that all great persons in history were extremists:

So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love?” Dr. King wrote.

Of course the real question is, what do our accusers mean by “extremism?”  To some people, denying the existence of a god qualifies as “extremism.”

When we use a legally provided way of fighting for our cause--such as suing in the U.S. court system for our rights--why is that extremism when Atheists do it but not extremism when corporations sue for multitudes of their arcane reasons?

Scaring Us With Names?

Or are their accusations of “extremism” merely a way to scare us into backing down?  Are they really saying, Wait, we aren’t ready to give way to secularism as an honest and good way of life.

Truth is, they will never give way to secularism on any front. Accusing us of extremism is just another way of putting their finger in the dike before the great tsunami of secularism sweeps into its rightful place in our society.

Come on Tuesday, September 17 to hear our fiery discussion leader Michael Dorian, documentary filmmaker extraordinaire, decimate this latest semantic attack on Atheists.

Extremists?  You bet!  But we’ll do it our way: peacefully and, OK, Dr. King,  with love.



Topic: “Atheists Accused of Being ‘Extremists?’-- That’s OK, Said Martin Luther King”


WHEN:      TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 - 7 P.M.


WHERE:   STONE CREEK Bar & Pub - 140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) - Back Room


COST:       FREE, but you are expected to buy food/drink to compensate Stone Creek. The knoshies are good and we recommend the tasty Stone Creek brand of beer.

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  • Jane E.

    Good talk, lots of ideas thrown out, some surprising. Big Eric came up with some interesting ideas, as did Larry, Brenda, Brian, Aditya and Joey. It got frenetic a couple of times; maybe next time we'll have a jar of Valium on hand for those who need calming down. I loved Big Eric's idea of street theatre in which we tear up the Bible in public. Wait, didn't somebody already do that with the Koran? (Are they still alive?)

    September 17, 2013

  • Gerry-G-Goldberg

    Would very much like to attend. But conflicting time on the date. Sorry.

    September 14, 2013

  • Jane E.

    Hi Tiff...nice to have you back. You are family. We can disagree but bottomline, you are family. Dad and all. :-)

    September 11, 2013

    • Tiffany

      Thank you Jane.

      September 12, 2013

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