Atheists Anonymous Monthly • Group discussions / New member welcome

  • January 11, 2014 · 3:00 PM
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At "Atheists Anonymous Monthly", we gather and engage in full group discussion in the comfort of a private room on the second Saturday of each month. Spoofing on "Alcoholics Anonymous", we come together partly in the spirit of a support group, welcoming new members and contemplating life as rationalists in a delusional and superstitious society. But really, we're just getting together to chat as a large group of godless humans.

This is a departure from our other monthly events in that it is a structured meeting with some ground rules for group discussion. The motivation is to connect with more of each other, which is difficult to accomplish if we're fractured into several small conversations. New members: You'll hear a brief overview of the meetup and then have an opportunity to introduce yourself and meet other active members, so please join us and share your thoughts and experiences. Shy members: Just come and spectate. You don't have to speak if you're not comfortable.

 

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Meeting outline:

• BRIEF WELCOME


• INTROS/OPENING RANTS 
Please share with us a little bit about yourself and what brings you to the group. What's life like for you identifying as an atheist? What have your experiences with the meetup group been like thus far? Atheism & religion don't have to dominate-- what are your hobbies and interests? What do you do for a living? How'd you end up in Vegas?


• DISCUSSION TOPIC OF THE MONTH
How do you feel about "New Atheism" and "The Four Horsemen of the Non-Apocalypse" - Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett? Is atheism a movement? Is atheism a religion?

 

• CLOSE

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At the conclusion of the meeting, attendees are encouraged to migrate to the pub area for continued discussions and drinks.

 

~ Brian

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  • jesus a.

    Really interesting and productive and liberating

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Naomi

    friendly, informative, pressure-free, no "new person" discomfort

    2 · January 12, 2014

  • Toni

    Did anyone find a pair of glasses at Skinnys? If so...they are mine.
    I really enjoyed yesterdays discussions. We are very fortunate (blessed-ha) to have such a great group of intelligent and open minded people.

    January 12, 2014

  • Timothy

    What a great group of intelligent people....I'm looking forward to the next meeting.

    2 · January 11, 2014

  • Caryl D.

    Sorry I could not make it as I thought it was full and headed in another direction. NEXT TIME!!

    January 11, 2014

  • Hannah B.

    won't be able to make it as my aunt's taken up a pottery class during the same time slot and has our car, lol. i hope the discussion goes well! it's always interesting to hear the different views all across the board regarding the idea of atheism as a religion. hope everyone's having a good start to 2014! ♡

    January 11, 2014

  • Brian N.

    Might cut it close, but I'm still sure we'll have a handful of no-shows, so if you are wait listed, please join us.

    January 11, 2014

  • Doug

    Atheists doing good: I expect to raise this issue if you guys let me in. (I am on wait list) http://www.npr.org/2013/09/28/227238887/the-religious-alternative-to-obamacares-individual-mandate

    It says religious, but the actual requirement, at least as stated in the article, is

    a way for individuals with a "common set of ethical or religious beliefs" to share medical bills.

    I could be wrong, but It seems that a large fraction of the 2 or three millions of atheists / agnostics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_atheism) in this country would have an interest in joining, and I think that we are open minded enough to include a lot of the 30 million or so who "have no religion". We could taylor the plan to what a consensus, say 2/3 thinks is appropriate. Or we could have multiple plans.

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • John Z.

    Thank god I am an atheist !

    January 10, 2014

  • Toni

    Walt and I will be there, if its not full already?

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to make it after all.

    January 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      There seems to be 2 other Jesus besides me. There will be enough Jesus to around. Lol

      1 · January 9, 2014

    • Ashley

      Jesus is everywhere. :P

      1 · January 10, 2014

  • cesar

    i will be going, will be the first time i go there but i'm always up to meet new people .

    2 · January 8, 2014

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