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From: Jane E.
Sent on: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 8:20 PM

I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:

When: Wednesday, December 12,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Moonstruck Diner
449 3rd Ave (31ST)
New York, NY 10016

This Meetup repeats on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Yes".)

You can always get in touch with me through my group profile on Meetup.



Infidelity: You Could Be Stoned to Death for It

in Some Countries

Why Does Marital Fidelity Matter So Much in Most Religions?

How do Atheists feel about infidelity? In some Middle East countries you could be stoned to death for it.  In most religions, it is a sin or a violation of a legal or moral code. In the Christian religion, you'll burn in hell if you engage in infidelity (not that this stopped Baptist minister Ted Haggard and others from their extramarital peccadillos).

Are you immoral if you cheat on your loved one? Would you tolerate the infidelity of your loved one?  Or should you be true to your partner no matter what?  Is the old Christian idea of one man, one woman together for life, until death do them part, a relic?  Then what is there in a moral Atheist world to take its place?

Is Polygamy Exempt?

To add another complication to this issue: What about the strange anomaly of polygamous marriages? How did one religion (Mormonism) totally throw out the concept of marital exclusivity when almost all other religions insist on it?  Who is correct?

Come and share the ins and outs of this complicated issue with friendly Atheists who have been pondering this conundrum.

In a relaxed, informal atmosphere, led by our thoughtful therapist Linda Blaikie, L.C.S.W., we discuss how Atheism impacts on our personal lives. How do you deal with some of the moral ambiguities of our society when there’s no Cop-in-the-Sky to make you toe the line, and you must make your moral decisions based on reason and logic?


WHAT:    “LIVING WITH ATHEISM,”  an informal support group discussion of

led by psychotherapist Linda Blaikie.

WHEN:         Wednesday, December 12, at 7 p.m.

WHERE:        Moonstruck Diner

449 Third Ave. (at 31st St.)

Second Floor

COST:            FREE to Members of NYC Atheists Inc.

But participants are expected to purchase

food or drink to compensate Moonstruck

for use of their facility.  The food is, on

the whole, a notch above most diners

and the servings are huge.


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