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Meetup details changed: NYC ATHEISTS JANUARY MEETUP

From: Jane E.
Sent on: Friday, January 11, 2013 2:35 AM

I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
http://www.meetup.com/atheists-24/events/96149212/

When: Tuesday, January 15,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Stone Creek
140 E 27th St. (3/Lex)
New York, NY 10011
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FLASH!

Forget the So-Called ‘War on Christmas’...

What about the Religious War on Science?

Religionists whine and mewl that Atheists are waging a “war on Christmas,” but let’s face it: It’s probably just a distracting strategy to take our attention away from the fact that religion has been conducting a full scale, no-holds barred, war on science for centuries.

It started back in medieval times--and even before--and its most flagrant examples are Copernicus and Galileo, both of whom were made to shut up, on pain of death, about this cockamamy idea that the earth goes around the sun and not vice versa.

But that was just a skirmish compared to what’s going on today. Folks, members and friends of NEW YORK CITY ATHEISTS: The religious war on science is going on all around us; the land mines are planted everywhere and the religious saboteurs are daily flummoxing us to hold back scientific progress and hold onto their control of human minds. Here are just a few examples of how they are battling science on every front:

  • Religionists have built a “Creation Museum” in Kentucky using false historical and scientific facts such as showing humans riding dinosaurs
  • Religionists are infiltrating school boards nationwide in an attempt to get Intelligent Design into public school curriculums alongside evolution.
  • They are enacting laws against scientific research--such as those against stem cell research.
  • They are denying free access to technological advances to women, such as birth control and safe abortion.
  • They are editing public school textbooks and changing history to reflect their attitude.
  • They are sneaking into our public schools with religious propaganda in guises such as “The Good News Clubs.”
  • Preachers are advising their followers that natural weather disasters are caused by the “sins” of humans such as homosexuality and same-sex marriage.
  • Religionists are pushing home schooling to keep their children from studying evolution and science in public schools.

How Do We Fight Back?

What can we do? In a society where religionists outnumber us,  how do we mount count-attacks?  How do we free our society from the chains of superstition? How do we prevent religion’s lies and propaganda from infiltrating our schools, our government, our museums, our arts?

Come to New York City Atheists’ discussion group on Tuesday,  January 15, to throw out ideas on how to combat this ongoing escalation of religion’s war on science. Can rational nonbelievers, a minority in this country, fight this scourge that is creeping into our schools and government? Blacks fought back. Gays did, too, and won respect for it.  Why can’t we!

Leading the discussion on this powerful, devastating topic is Dr. David Orenstein, popular educator/anthropologist from New Jersey.  Michael Dorian, our usual discussion leader, is on location for his new film.

Come, and in an informal, comfortable atmosphere among like-minded friends, share with us your ideas and concerns, and meet other nonbelievers whose ideas may just make you think.

EVENT SUMMARY

WHAT:        “ WHAT ABOUT THE RELIGIOUS WAR

ON SCIENCE?” a discussion led by

Dr. David Orenstein, anthropologist and

educator.

 

WHEN:         TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 at 7 p.m.

 

WHERE:      THE STONE CREEK BAR & CAFE

140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex

 

COST:           FREE, but participants are expected

to buy food/drink to compensate

Stone Creek.  The food and knoshies

are comfortably priced and a notch

above most bars.

NEW YORK CITY ATHEISTS INC. IS A 501C NOT-FOR-PROFIT EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION DEDICATED TO THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE AND TO THE PROMOTION OF THE ATHEIST LIFESTYLE AND VALUES.

 

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