What we're about

Spark is about sparking new ideas and, hopefully, sparking new friendships as well. We'll explore philosophy in a down-to-earth way. The Organizers will lead some of the discussion but there will be no lectures — it's all about group participation. Members are encouraged to present on topics that interest them.

We are an Equal Opportunity group and do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or disability.

It is the vision of the Organizers of Spark that our group will be primarily an IRL (In Real Life) group. We want to create a community of like-minded folks who are honestly interested in face-to-face interactions. To that end, if someone joins but does not attend any events in a nine month period of time , that person will be removed from the group. Also, if someone RSVPs more than three times and fails to show up, that person will be removed from the group. When we are planing events we need to know that the number of RSVPs is accurate. We have a Facebook group but we only allow members to join it if they have attended at least one event. Also, if you use an alias, or if you cannot provide an authentic head shot as your profile pic, you will not be allowed to join. We want to deal with honest individuals who do not seek to conceal their identities.

We are open to people of all philosophical, religious, and political points of view. If you're a life-long learner, this group is for you! See you soon!

Upcoming events (2)

SPARK Social — Let's Ride!

Woodruff Park

On the last Friday of every month, hundreds of bicyclists gather at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta at around 6 p.m. From there, the group heads on a slow and scenic 10 to 15 mile ride through the city. The route changes each month. If you've never been, don't be intimidated by the distance, the dark, riding on the road, or riding in the city... it isn't too scary, too strenuous, too far, or too fast, but it is a lot of fun. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AtlantaCM/

What Does it All Mean? Part 1

The Porter Beer Bar

Daniel will lead our first discussion about the book "What Does it All Mean?" by Thomas Nagel. Click this link to download a PDF of the book: https://www.dropbox.com/s/iow58k058n7wga8/WHAT-DOES-IT-ALL-MEAN.pdf?dl=0 We're going to meet at an awesome new venue: The Beer Cellar at The Porter Beer Bar. There is a $100 fee for the room. If you would like to contribute in advance, you can make a donation here — https://secure.meetup.com/Spark-A-Philosophical-Discussion-Group/contribute/ Or, just bring a few bucks with you on the night of the event — we'll be passing the hat. There's paid parking at 333 Moreland Ave NE. There's also street parking nearby.

Past events (35)

Deep Questions with Tim Whitney

So Ba Vietnamese Restaurant

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