Sep 16, 2014 · 7:00 PM
GROUP LEADER: MICHAEL DORIAN
SUBJECT: ARE MOST ATHEISTS NERDS? ARE YOU A NERD? IS IT COOL TO BE NERDY THESE DAYS?
Why is Nerd Culture so popular with Atheists? Why are there so many fans of fantasy, video games, and science fiction among people committed to reason and logic as a guide to their lives?
We're intelligent, thoughtful, and discerning by nature. But some of what we love to watch and do is downright irrational, zany, and could sometimes be called "mindless escapism." Do you love to dig into a Harry Potter novel? Do you rush to the theater to see the latest action-adventure movie rife with superheroes who have super powers? Why are Atheists so drawn to supernatural themes in their cultural and artistic choices?
Why aren't more Atheists equally drawn to fact-based cinema, art, and literature? Or are we? And what does this say about us as a group?
Please come weigh in on what many Atheists hold dear, and help us to understand why our tastes often seem so misaligned with our deeper beliefs about reality and the world around us.
WHO: NYC Atheists & YOU
WHAT: A lively discussion group with socializing afterward
WHY: Because it matters...
HOW: Just show up...
COST: Free but we hope that you buy a drink or some food to defray the cost of the room.
LOCATION: Stone Creek -140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) – REAR ROOM