Again. This newsletter is for current or former members of the Freethinkers and
Atheists of Virginia (), our , our friends over at the Tidewater Atheists and others. If you do not
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Best Quote from last Gathering: Well I don’t have a best quote from the last gathering. Here’s one I found on the internet from John Stewart.
“Thou shall not kill. Thou shall not commit adultery. Don't eat pork. I'm sorry, what was that last one?? Don't eat pork. God has spoken. Is that the word of God or is that pigs trying to outsmart everybody?” - Jon Stewart
Thursday (11/10, 7-9pm) – Satan's Critique of Church-State Separation
by Clark Moeller. Oceanfront Library,
What would the Prince of Darkness have to say about the Constitutional Principle of separation between religion and government? What might His Supreme Wickedness think about billions of tax dollars channeled without oversight to faith-based groups, and current efforts to spirit vouchers through Congress beneath Katrina’s petticoats? Clark Moeller has some devilish ideas about what the Dark Prince is cookin’ up. He’ll present his appraisal in a dramatic reading of his work “Satan’s Critique of Church-State Separation” at the Oceanfront Library on Thursday, November 10th from 7-9pm. The event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP now!
Clark Moeller hails from
Friday (11/11) -
Atheists in Foxholes is a rally and march planned for the Mall
Saturday (11/12) – Game Night is a regular event with the Tidewater Atheists Group. Bring your favorite game and nosh-ables and be prepared to show off your expertise with words, trivia, and pantomime; or just munch, slurp, and chortle your way through the evening. Contact Michele
No November FAVA meeting.
SOLSTICE PARTY – Tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 17th, 2005. The location will likely be a local dining establishment, but it might be in someone’s home. Watch your email, check the web sites, or call someone up if you don’t hear something soon.
October was a busy month. Really! There was so much going on that I can’t begin to write summaries for it all. Of course, there were the regular Meetups. However, if you weren’t tuned in to FAVA or TAG you missed out on Game Night (TAG), Dinner and a Movie at Cinema Café at Greenbrier (FAVA), Einstein and Beyond (SRHR), Penny Ante Poker night, A talk by Ellery Schempp (HRSepCnS), and a pre-Halloween outing to Busch Gardens. Oh! And Matt Edwards (aka AtheiStar) converted to Evangelical Christianity.
On October 14th I had the honor of introducing Ellery Schempp as the first speaker enticed to our area by the Hampton Roads Separation of Church and State Group. Mr. Schempp dazzled the small audience with his views on Separation and on a few topics in physics, in which he holds a PhD. He fielded a slew of questions with grace and eloquence.
The only downside was attendance. Despite ads in newspapers, fliers posted about town, email entreaties to various groups and organizations interested in Church-State issues (including Regent University), we only had a couple of dozen in the audience, which appeared even smaller in the spacious sanctuary of the Unitarian Church. I can only chalk it up to our inexperience with getting the word out in the right way to the right people at the right time. All-in-all thought, the glass ended up a bit more than half-full.
So what’s next? Well like Atheists everywhere, I will not shrink from this challenge. I’m crawling right back into that foxhole and I’m breaking out the big guns. That’s right. SATAN IS COMING TO TOWN!
If you’re interested in the evolution of the human vagina, click here.
Of course, there must be equal time for the penis.
Is that a sea monster in your pocket, or are you just …?
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. You can expect 20-30 … 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 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 10+ emails a day right now. Goals: Organizing social activities.
The 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,
November 10th 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, November 15th, 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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