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NYC Atheists Inc. is a 501/C3, non-profit, non-partisan, educational association with these Purposes and Goals:

1) To promote total and absolute separation of church and state.

2) To educate and inform the public about Atheism.

3) To provide a forum for examination of and discussion about Atheism.

4) To develop and engage in educational, cultural,charitable and social activities that are beneficial to the members of NYC Atheists Inc., the Atheist community and the community at large.

Our meetings and membership are open and all are welcome, (both nonbelievers and believers), atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, secularists, skeptics, humanists, separation-of-church/state advocates, and individuals who are questioning and searching beliefs.

MEETING SCHEDULE

SECOND SUNDAY: NYC ATHEISTS BRUNCH & SPEAKER / 12 NOON

LOCATION: Press Box Restaurant & Pub – 932 Second Ave. (49/50th St.) – 2nd Floor

COST: BRUNCH is $20, which includes a selection of buffet entrees, salad, one soft drink, coffee, tax and tip.

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SECOND OR THIRD TUESDAY: NYC ATHEISTS DISCUSSION MEETUP / 7:00PM

LOCATION: Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – 140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) – Rear Room

COST: Free, but participants are expected to purchase drink or food to compensate Stone Creek for their space.

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LAST THURSDAY: NYC ATHEISTS MONTHLY SPEAKER MEETING / 6:30PM

LOCATION: SLC Conference Center – 15 West 39th Street – 3rd Floor

COST: We ask for a donation of $10 to help cover the cost of room rental.

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NYC ATHEISTS CABLE SHOWS

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Wednesdays: 5:30 PM Atheism in History 1997 84 35

Thursdays: 5:00 PM NYC Atheists 67 85 36

5:30 PM MY ROAD TO ATHEISM 67 85 36

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Upcoming events (5+)

SHOULD ATHEISM BE TAUGHT IF RELIGION IS / NYCA PODCAST / JAN. 15TH / TUES / 7PM

NYC Atheists Meetup Podcast JANUARY 15TH (TUESDAY) - 7:00PM Subject: SHOULD RELIGION BE TAUGHT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS? SHOULD ATHEISM BE TAUGHT IF RELIGION IS? Join us – We want to hear your ideas / opinions ======================================== An article from Tyson Gill (our webmaster) / figmentums (blog) real, fantastical, and indeterminate / found on the NYC Atheists website - found under resources / Tyson Gill blog Religion in Public Schools The teaching of religion in public schools is a topic that stimulates a great deal of honest debate on all sides of the issue. Should religion be taught at all? And if so, what religions? Even well-meaning atheists might feel that religion should be taught, as long as all religions – and atheistic perspectives as well – are taught equally and fairly without bias. That sounds laudable and enlightened in theory. However, many plans that sound great in theory inevitably turn out to be disastrous when put into practice. Teaching religion in public schools is one such example. I have personal experience with this. While serving in the Peace Corps in South Africa, I worked for their Department of Education. The South African Constitution requires that all religions be treated equally. In order to comply with the spirit of their Constitution, the Department of Education has adopted a policy that all religions should be taught fairly and equally in the public schools. Sounds great right? The trouble is that teachers, particularly rural teachers, do not know all religions and do not care to know all religions – let alone teach them fairly. At the point where lofty policies touch the students. all that this accomplishes is to give teachers cover to preach and proselytize their own religious views in the classroom and to misrepresent and disparage all other religions – and atheism is demonized most of all. The problem of state sanctioned religious instruction is not merely a matter of the recruiting and training and monitoring of teachers. False even-handedness spills over into teaching materials as well. Science texts typically enumerate a long list of native creation myths as legitimate. In at least one science text, after describing the monkey myth, and the milk myth, and many others, it concluded with what was almost an obligatory footnote that said “and some scientists believe that the world was created by natural means and human beings evolved.” This sort of false balance, not unlike giving equal deference to climate change deniers, is an almost inevitable consequence of a misguided and ill-fated attempt to be fair and inclusive with regard to the teaching of religion. I came away from my experience in South Africa more convinced than ever that our American system of simply keeping religion out of our public schools is on balance the best, most practical system of fairness. There is no shortage of alternate venues where people can preach and teach religion as much as they wish. Therefore, there is no compelling need being met by including religion in public schools, that warrants the certain risk of abuse and unintended consequences. Assiduously keeping religion out of our public schools is in fact the more fair, the more enlightened, and the more realistic policy position. ------------------------------------------------------------ IF TIME PERMITS We will discuss Betsy DeVos / U.S. Secretary of Education Agenda: Vouchers i.e. public, private, religious, schools…. Educational institutions not monitored as to curriculum, staff (qualifications…) Make it harder for defrauded / mislead students with false advertising and claims. To seek debt relief. ---------------------------------------------------- Join us – We want to hear your ideas / opinions Host: Jessica Bauch Location: Stone Creek / 140 East 27th Street (3rd / lex) Cost: FREE, but participants are expected to purchase drink or food to compensate Stone Creek for their space. ==================================================

ON VACATION - NYC ATHEISTS MONTHLY MEETING - RESUMES JANUARY 31, 2019 (THURSDAY)

ON VACATION NYC ATHEISTS MONTHLY MEETING RESUMES JANUARY 31, 2019 (THURSDAY)

MEET NEW AMERICAN ATHEISTS PRESIDENT/COMBINED JAN./FEB. NYCA: FEB. 3TH SUN./NOON

!!! HAPPY 4,500,000,000,2019 !!! SUNDAY BRUNCH / SPEAKER (combined January & February) February 3, 2019 (Sunday) / 12 noon Speaker: Nick Fish / NEW American Atheists President Subject: Meet the new AA President / AA agenda / AA April National Convention Location: Press Box 932 Second Ave. (Second floor) / 49/50th COST: $ 20: BRUNCH INCLUDES BUFFET, SALAD, ONE SOFT DRINK, COFFEE, TAX AND TIP. ------------------------------------------------- FEBRUARY 3RD BRUNCH & SPEAKER NICK FISH - NEW AMERICAN ATHEISTS PRESIDENT Nick Fish is a civil rights and civil liberties activist with more than a decade of fundraising and grassroots organizing experience with many of the nation’s most prominent political organizations and progressive non-profits. A native of Michigan, Nick studied political science at Albion College before working in Raleigh, North Carolina managing a voter outreach office that registered more than 5,000 new voters and knocked on 25,000 doors in the two months leading up to the 2008 election. Since then, Nick has worked in donor outreach, marketing, fundraising, and field organizing, most recently as the Development Manager for the Secular Coalition for America and previously serving as Development Director of American Atheists. Since 2015, Nick has represented American Atheists in the media, including appearances on the Fox News programs Spirited Debate, Hannity, and Fox and Friends, and on countless local media outlets. He has created innovative advocacy and visibility campaigns, including AtheistVoter, and has developed messaging and strategy around American Atheists’ legal, public policy, and outreach campaigns. AMERICAN ATHEISTS Objectives & Agenda AMERICAN ATHEISTS 2019 NATIONAL CONVENTION Cincinnati’s historic Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel, April 19-21, 2019. =======================

NYC ATHEISTS PODCAST MEETUP / NOVEMBER 13TH / TUESDAY / 7PM

NYC Atheists Meetup Podcast NOVEMBER 13TH (TUESDAY) - 7:00PM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Subject: RESULTS AND IMPACT OF THE NOVEMBER 6TH ELECTION Join us – We want to hear your ideas / opinions Host: Jessica Bauch Location: Stone Creek / 140 East 27th Street (3rd / lex) Cost: FREE, but participants are expected to purchase drink or food to compensate Stone Creek for their space. ------------------------------------------------------------------ TO LISTEN TO OUR FIRST PODCAST: (DOWNLOAD) https://soundcloud.com/user-449941255 --------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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