Meetup details changed: NYC ATHEISTS FEBRUARY BRUNCH & SPEAKER

From: Jane E.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 4:08 PM

I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
http://www.meetup.com/atheists-24/events/100769512/

When: Sunday, February 10,[masked]:00 AM

Where: PRESS BOX
932 SECOND AVE. (49/50)
NEW YORK, NY 10017
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NEW TIME:  11 A.M.                             THIS SUNDAY ONLY


The Philosophy of Religion:

Is It Necessary for God to Exist  for You to Be Moral?

If you believe, as my Webster’s dictionary apparently does, that philosophy is “the love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means,” then New York City Atheists Inc. has a treat in store for you next Sunday:  Our Brunch speaker is Dr. Daniel Greco, a young professor of philosophy at New York University, whose pursuit of wisdom has led him to examine the purported wisdom of religion.

Dr. Greco, who graduated from Princeton, then studied at Cambridge University in Great Britain and earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will examine such questions as: Is it possible that a good god could allow evil to exist?  Must morality be grounded in the commands of an omnipotent deity? Or might there be moral truths even if such a being doesn’t exist?

Trendy Questions

Dr. Greco, who will be teaching at Yale next semester, also asks, is there reason to believe that the universe was created by an intelligent designer? (Spoiler alert: The professor is an Atheist.) And how can we survive happily in an environment where so many people disagree with us?

Come on Sunday, February 10th, to hear what the bright young philosophers of the Ivy League are examining now in their pursuit of wisdom. Hear the arguments that are being presented in the hallowed halls of  prestigious universities from Princeton to Cambridge, MIT to Yale.. Is it true that the trendy thinkers are venturing into finding favor with secularism these days?  If you can’t go to Cambridge to check out the trends, we bring the best of the Ivy League to you!

 

EVENT SUMMARY

WHAT:  “PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION,” a

talk by Dr. Daniel Greco, philosophy

fellow at NYU.

 

WHEN:   Sunday, February 10, 2013

11:00 A.M.  (Please note earlier

time for this event.)

 

WHERE:  THE PRESS BOX

932 Second Ave.

(Bet. 49th & 50th Streets)

 

COST:     Brunch us $20, which includes

buffet entrees, salad, soft drink,

coffee, tax and tip.

 

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