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I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
When: Tuesday, January 15,[masked]:00 PM
Where: Stone Creek
140 E 27th St. (3/Lex)
New York, NY 10011
This Meetup repeats on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
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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:
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.
WHAT: “ WHAT ABOUT THE RELIGIOUS WAR
ON SCIENCE?” a discussion led by
Dr. David Orenstein, anthropologist and
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.