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"New York Philosophy" Message Board › Movie night,(The Believer);Confucianism resurgence as an ethical system;Book

Movie night,(The Believer);Confucianism resurgence as an ethical system;Book Club discusses Carl Sagan; and Sunday Brunch!

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Mon, Sep 8, 7-9:30pm. Movie Night, "The Believer" Award-winning drama based on a story of a young Jewish man who developed an anti-Semitic worldview and joined the KKK. We have the back room at Stone Creek Lounge all to ourselves for the movie and discussion. Comfortable seating, no bar noise, separate restroom, coat rack. Modest-priced food and drink available.140 E 27TH ST 10016 (Stone Creek Lounge btn 3rd & Lex)

Tues, Sept 9.Doors open at 6 pm. As China changes in the 21st century, Confucianism is making a comeback. Confucian scholar (and SHSNY Board member) Samuel Milligan will explain the basic tenets and trace the history of this system of social ethics — rather than a religion — that has survived and flourished in Asia for two-and-a-half millennia.

Mr. Milligan will discuss the rise of the New Confucian Movement and its relevance to current issues in Asia, as well as possible solutions for social problems there and in the West. Sept 9, 6:15-8PM, 209 W 23rd St (at 7th Ave) (Muhlenberg Public Library, 3rd Floor)

Thu, Sep 18, 6:30–8:00pm Book Club. SUMMARIES AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE (Just click the envelope next to my name.) Carl Sagan's The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God. Intimate discussion of his views on a wide variety of subjects, including the possible chemical nature of transcendence and science as "informed worship". This deservedly well-loved figure speaks to us again through an updated re-publication of his 1985 Gifford Lectures. Join us for the discussion, even if you haven't finished reading it. Every meeting of our Book Club is a book swap too. Bring what you want, take what you want. Remaining books are donated to the library.209 W 23rd St 10011 (Muhlenberg Public Library, 3rd Floor)

Sunday, Sept 21, 12:30 Casual Sunday Brunch with your fellow culture vultures from the Secular Humanist Society of NY. Everyone interested in getting together with like-minded humanists and rationalists for good food, lively talk, and humanist camaraderie is welcome.
Fusia Asian Cuisine, 677C Lexington Ave (56th St. just east of Lex)
Fusia is midtown-located, inexpensive, and good pan-Asian. Order off the menu; individual checks. For menu and prices, go to­.
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