What we're about
Serious Learning for Serious Atheists
Atheist Scholars Meetup is a monthly book club for Atheists who are serious about learning from a free-thinking, post-religious, and atheistic perspective, while building long-term friendships. You are invited to apply for membership by clicking on the link below. All meetings are held in Birmingham on the 4th Tuesday of every month, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. There are no membership dues, but donations to cover our direct costs are requested.
Our meeting format consists of a review and discussion of a selected book that has a strong appeal to Atheists in a rich context of science, philosophy, sociology, history, and/or psychology. This is not a science or philosophy book club. A book based solely on a scientific or philosophical topic might be interesting but does not serve the purpose of our Atheist Scholar Meetup. All books will have a distinct atheistic or free-thinking perspective, i.e., they were written by and for Atheists or “Nones”.
In fairness to everyone attending who expects to have a meaningful discussion and productive learning experience, you must have read the chosen book prior to attending each meeting. Most books chosen are available as audiobooks.
Please don't apply unless you plan on reading the book in advance and attending most meetings. Attendance at 4 of 6 consecutive meetings is required in order to maintain your membership.
The next book we read is chosen by consensus among those members attending the prior meeting.
Calling oneself an “Atheist” is just the beginning, not the end, of a life-long journey of learning, dialog and discovery. The Atheist Scholars Meetup group raises the standard among local Atheist groups by building a private membership focused on serious learning in a harmonious environment. By “Scholars”, we mean serious students of Atheism. Maybe you have been reluctant to join an Atheist group in the past or maybe you are just not interested in what the other groups in our area have to offer.
Atheist Scholars is for those who appreciate the value of exchanging ideas with a like-minded group and who enjoy asking “why” more than claiming to know “because.” It’s for committed life-long learners looking for an impressive group of smart friends to share in intellectual discussions in a supportive atmosphere.
If you call yourself an Atheist, are a life-long learner who is not gullible enough to believe in conspiracy theories, and you see the benefits of a Meetup group that offers serious book discussions with order and civility, please apply for membership in Atheist Scholars.
Before you decide to join, please note that attendance at 4 of 6 consecutive meetings is required to maintain your membership.
If you wish to apply to join the Atheist Scholars Meetup group, click on the button below or click here. If you have questions about our group, please visit our FAQ page (http://www.meetup.com/Atheist-Scholars/messages/boards/forum/2840612).
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If you are interested in learning more about the many topics related to Atheism, www.AtheistScholar.org (http://www.atheistscholar.org/) is an excellent resource for you!