Book & Film Club

NYC ATHEISTS FILM CLUB: 6:00 PM - HAPPY HOUR 6:30 PM - FILM DISCUSSION

Date & Time: Apr 17 2015 - 6:00pm
Location: STONE CREEK BAR & PUB 140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) -Back Room
Host: DAVID ORENSTEIN, Ph.D • Medgar Evers College: Chief Librarian of the Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library. • Orenstein and Linda Blaike's book, "Godless Grace: How Non-Believers Make the Word Safer, Richer and Kinder" is being published by the Humanist Press and will be in bookstores and online late spring of 2015.
Subject: FILM: “VIRUNGA” This is the award-winning film about the guards who are working in Virunga National Park (Congo) to save gorillas from being wiped out by poachers. Here is a link to the film’s website: http://virungamovie.com/ This should spark some really good discussion about our commitment to not only human rights as atheists by as rationally being aware and helping the support the conservation efforts of these magnificent gorillas, and by extension all species.

Cost: FREE, but we ask you to purchase food/drink tocompensate Stone Creek.Their knoshies & beer are better than in most bars.

NYC ATHEISTS BOOK CLUB: 6:00 PM - HAPPY HOUR / 6:30 PM - BOOK CLUB

Date & Time: Mar 20 2015 - 6:00pm
Location: Stone Creek -140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) – REAR ROOM
Host: DAVID ORENSTEIN, Ph.D
Subject: PETER SINGER’S BOOK, “THE EXPANDING CIRCLE: ETHICS, EVOLUTION AND MORAL PROGRESS.” What is ethics? Where do moral standards come from? Are they based on emotions, reason or some innate sense of right and wrong? For many scientists, the key lies entirely in biology--especially in Darwinian theories of evolution and self-preservation. But if evolution is a struggle for survival, why are we still capable of altruism?


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

BOOK: Peter Singer’s “The Expanding Circle: Ethics, Evolution and Moral Progress.” / NYC ATHEISTS FEBRUARY 16TH BOOK CLUB

Date & Time: Feb 16 2015 - 6:00pm
Location: Stone Creek -140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) – REAR ROOM
Host: DAVID ORENSTEIN, Ph.D
Subject: "What is ethics? Where do moral standards come from? Are they based on emotions, reason, or some innate sense of right and wrong? For many scientists, the key lies entirely in biology--especially in Darwinian theories of evolution and self-preservation. But if evolution is a struggle for survival, why are we still capable of altruism? In his classic study The Expanding Circle, Peter Singer argues that altruism began as a genetically based drive to protect one's kin and community members but has developed into a consciously chosen ethic with an expanding circle of moral concern. Drawing on philosophy and evolutionary psychology, he demonstrates that human ethics cannot be explained by biology alone. Rather, it is our capacity for reasoning that makes moral progress possible. In a new afterword, Singer takes stock of his argument in light of recent research on the evolution of morality."

 

 

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

NYC ATHEISTS FILM CLUB

Date & Time: Jan 16 2015 - 6:00pm
Location: Stone Creek -140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) – REAR ROOM
Host: DAVID ORENSTEIN, Ph.D - 6:00 PM - HAPPY HOUR / 6:30 PM - FILM CLUB
Subject: FILM: “THE SUNSET LIMITED” Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones. In the film the two debate theism and Atheism. Jackson’s character, who believes in god, has just saved the Jones’ character, an agnostic professor, from jumping in front of the express train. This is an intense chamber play about belief and nonbelief, and a debate about what's true and important in life--or not.

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

NO DECEMBER BOOK / FILM CLUB - NEXT ONE WILL BE JANUARY 16, 2015 (FRIDAY)

Date & Time: Dec 19 2014 - 12:00pm

NO DECEMBER BOOK / FILM  CLUB  - NEXT ONE WILL BE JANUARY 16, 2015 (FRIDAY)

Cost: Free

NYC ATHEISTS BOOK CLUB

Date & Time: Nov 21 2014 - 6:30pm
Location: Stone Creek -140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) – REAR ROOM
Host: DAVID ORENSTEIN, Ph.D
Subject: “EMPATHY AND ALTRUISM – HOLY BOOKS NEED NOT APPLY.” We will discuss primatologist Frans de Wall’s book, “The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society.” De Waal deflates the human assumption that animals lack the characteristics often referred to as humane. We’ll watch several videos that show how babies and other primates show empathy without the need for biblical teaching or tradition.

6:00 PM  (HAPPY HOUR)   
6:30 PM  (BOOK CLUB)    

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

NYC ATHEISTS OCTOBER 17TH (FRIDAY) BOOK CLUB - 6:00PM HAPPY HOUR / 6:30 DISCUSSION

Date & Time: Oct 17 2014 - 6:00pm
Location: Stone Creek 140 E 27th St. (3/Lex), - REAR ROOM
Host: DAVID ORENSTEIN
Subject: JERRY COYNE'S BOOK: “Why Evolution is True.”

  • 6:00 PM - HAPPY HOUR
  • Cost: Free

NYC ATHEISTS BOOK CLUB - SEPTEMBER 19TH (FRIDAY) - 6PM

Date & Time: Sep 19 2014 - 6:00pm
Location: STONE CREEK BAR & PUB 140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) - Back Room
Host: DAVID ORENSTEIN
Subject: BOOK: CARL SAGAN’S “SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS.”

 6:00 PM - HAPPY HOUR
6:30 PM - BOOK DISCUSSION
HOST: DAVID ORENSTEIN

Cost: FREE, but we ask you to purchase food/drink to compensate Stone Creek. Their knoshies & beer are better than in most bars.

NYC ATHEISTS FILM CLUB

Date & Time: Jul 18 2014 - 6:00pm
Location: STONE CREEK BAR & PUB 140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) - Back Room
Host: DAVID ORENSTEIN
Subject: FILM: “PLANET OF THE APES” (1968) - There are strong secular, Atheist and skeptical lines throughout the film. The 1968 film is the first in a series of eight films, with a new movie coming out in July.

6:00 PM - HAPPY HOUR

6:30 PM - FILM AND DISCUSSION

Cost: FREE, but we ask you to purchase food/drink to compensate Stone Creek. Their knoshies & beer are better than in most bars.

NYC ATHEISTS BOOK @FILM CLUB

Date & Time: Jun 27 2014 - 6:00pm
Location: STONE CREEK BAR & PUB 140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) - Back Room
Host: DAVID ORENSTEIN
Subject: TBA

 NYC ATHEISTS JUNE BOOK & FILM CLUB

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 
6:00 PM - HAPPY HOUR
6:30 PM - BOOK / FILM CLUB

Stone Creek - 140 E27TH ST (3/LEX)  REAR ROOM

HOST: DAVID ORENSTEIN

Cost: FREE, but we ask you to purchase food/drink tocompensate Stone Creek. Their knoshies & beer are better than in most bars.
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