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Best Quote from last Gathering: Jeremy (an electrician)
said he converted a theist to Atheism at his job. Gustav: “How many volts did
(10/15) – 5pm – FAVA’s September 2005
Gathering is taking place at Cinema Café, Greenbrier Mall,
Thursday (11/10) – Clark Moeller will deliver Satan's
Critique of Church-State Separation. Our second speaking event will be presented
as a talk in dramatic form exploring the deleterious effects of the Bush
Administration’s faith-based funding on religious institutions and church-state
Friday (11/11) - Atheists in Foxholes is a rally and march planned for the Mall
“I consider that the First Amendment has served our Nation very well, and the more we respect it, the more strength it gives us.” – Ellery Schempp
Schempp was only 16 when, on November 26, 1956, he brought a copy of the Qur’an
to class. In violation of
earned a PhD. in Physics. Over the decades, his work has ranged from
superconductors to wind power to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). His private
endeavors include climbing the
“There is an important connection between separation of church and state and other civil rights and civil liberties.”
To learn more about Ellery Schempp visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellery_Schempp
When: Friday, October 14, 2005
RSVP NOW to reserve your place.
Mr. Schempp will speak for 30-45 minutes on various aspects of Church-State separation. Afterwards he’ll take questions from the audience. Doors open 6:00pm, Ellery will speake from 7~7:45pm followed by Q&A. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided ... while they last. Contact Lauren at HRSepCnS@cox.net or call me at 757.689.2758
Admission is free … but please consider a modest contribution to help defray costs for the speaker and the venue.
“Today I was blessed to receive a divine revelation from our Almighty Flying Spaghetti Monster. I have the privilege of informing you that it is His will that I become His Bride, in order that the Savior of mankind (who is to be called Macaroni) may be born on this earth. The FSM has revealed to me that your body is to be the vehicle by which his holy seed shall be transmitted in earthly form.”
Huh you ask? Find out what FSM-ism
is and what it has to do with
Unless otherwise stated, these groups and countless others can be found at Yahoogroups.com. You can take part in discussions or read posts anonymously. It’s not chat! It’s email.
Click here for FAVA’s Yahoo group. It has grown a bit in members and activity over the past 6 months. You can expect 20+ posts a day ... sometimes more. Goals: Discussion and Activism.
Click here for the Hampton Roads Separation of Church and State group, which is an extension of a meetup group by the same name. This group has recently seen a burst of activity. You can expect 5-10 emails per day. Goals: Education, Discussion, and Activism.
Tidewater Atheists is dedicated to getting Freethinkers and Atheists out for social activities. You can expect less than 5 emails a day right now. Goals: Organizing social activities.
Norfolk/Virginia Beach. Separation
of Church and State Meetup takes place on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
The next one takes place on Thursday,
September 8 at 7:00PM. The location remains at Shoney's Family Restaurants,
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Meetups for Norfolk Atheists, Freethinkers, Secular
Humanists, Brights, and Others continues to enjoy great turnouts. This one
takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The next Atheist
Meetup will be on Tuesday, September 16th, 7pm at DC Chase’s,
and Reason in Hampton Roads convenes on the second
Thursday each month on the campus of
FAVA gatherings now take place on alternating months. Check or www.AtheistDominion.org for additional information.
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