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Re: [atheists-59] Let's NOT 'protest' at John Harvard's tonight

From: MJ ☥ ח.
Sent on: Saturday, April 21, 2007 6:21 PM
Woah!  What the Hell happened?  I've heard lots of straight up Atheist
stuff and speakers here.

On 4/21/07, Zachary Bos <[address removed]> wrote:
> Dear Atheists:
> The originally-proposed plan was to meet for drinks and discussion tonight
> at John Harvard's, In Objection of the exclusion of "hard-line" atheism from
> the Harvard Humanism conference. After some discussion and much reflection,
> I've decided that I won't be doing so, nor encouraging others to do so.
> Though I believe that the organizers of the conference were wrong to exclude
> those of us who are unafraid to observe publicly that there isn't any
> god-guy upstairs, I think we'd do better than nurse our disagreement. In
> coming weeks, I'd like to bring people together not just for socialization,
> but to discuss the formulation of specific goals for our group. Monthly
> beers (for drinking!) and cheers (for thinking!) are quite satisfying, but
> it's clear many of our folks would like to be doing a bit more either to
> promote a rationalistic lifestyle, or to come together with like-minded
> (atheistic) rationalists to enjoy communal activities. Coming up on the
> Meetup calendar, events through to the start of the summer. Your suggestions
> are needed! Films to screen together, outings to undertake, topics to
> discuss, campaigns to support, letters to write, homes in which to be
> hosted, etc.
> All best,
> Zachary
> ____________________­________________
> "Only when we are willing to accept the universe for what it is, without
> myth or fear or prejudice, can we hope to build a truly just society."
> -Lawrence Krauss

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