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Lafayette Atheists and Freethinkers Forum Message Board › Upcoming Meetings and a quick promo

Upcoming Meetings and a quick promo

Alex S.
Group Organizer
Lafayette, LA
We have a meeting coming up this Saturday, January 8 at the CC's Coffee on Johnston near Albertson's.

I've been seeing a new documentary make the rounds lately and it's at the very least interesting. The director spent 4 years shooting video for this. He also directed the documentary "Trekkies". He has a list of 85 questions he asked every person he interviewed. I think it might be fun to make way through the 85 questions at the meetup.

======== PROMO ========

The movie, The Nature of Existence, is now out on DVD and 
available on Amazon or the film’s website:­

The Nature of Existence - Synopsis

What if you asked the religious experts, gurus, scientists, and 
atheists of the world why we exist, and what are we supposed to 
do about it? What started the Universe, and was it a mistake? 

Does God exist, and why does he seem so interested in our sex 
lives? Who do you think wins that debate? After exploring the 
phenomenon of Trekkies, filmmaker Roger Nygard journeyed to the 
source of each of the world’s belief systems, to find people 
who have influenced, inspired, and freaked out humanity…

Including high-profile atheists such as Stanford physicist 
Leonard Susskind (co-discoverer of string theory), Harvard 
Psychologist Daniel Gilbert (author, Stumbling on Happiness), 
actor/monologist Julia Sweeney (Letting Go of God), film 
director Irvin Kershner (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back), 

Ann Druyan (author and wife of the late Carl Sagan), 
evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), and 
many more….

“If an individual has faith that he is Napoleon, then you say 
he’s loony. But if a hundred million people have faith in some 
god, then because it’s a hundred million, you’re supposed to 
respect it. But there’s actually no more evidence for their 
god, than for the lunatic’s belief that he’s Napoleon.”
Richard Dawkins, in “Then Nature of Existence”

“Roger Nygard's ‘The Nature of Existence’ is wonderful!’”­

“…amusing, informative, and well worth seeing…it will teach, 
entertain, and provoke thought…often amusingly bizarre… you’ll 
see and hear things you never knew before. Or imagined. And if 
you’re attentive, you’ll get the jokes. Think Religulous except 
more ambitious and less mean.”
Richard Carrier Blogs

"The Nature of Existence is a timely, thought-provoking trip.  …
walks a wide span of the theological, philosophical and 
scientific waterfront, offering voices ranging from mainstream 
Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism to 
physicists, atheists , pagans, the Nation of Islam, 
spiritualists, and the Church of Satan…he has come away with a 
movie that may be the most enjoyable philosophy class ever." 
****  Dallas Morning News

Skepticality podcast  #143 (Skeptic Magazine):­

CFI - Point of Inquiry with Robert Price:­

Freethought Radio (July 3rd broadcast):­"
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