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04-09-2016, 09:55 AM
RE: New Member - Lisa
Welcome.

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The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

Mikhail Bakunin.
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04-09-2016, 10:54 AM
RE: New Member - Lisa
"Welcome to the Monkey House!" Kurt Vonnegutt Jr
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04-09-2016, 11:17 AM
RE: New Member - Lisa
Welcome Venicerules.
A good piece of advice I received when I was booking speakers for meetings of non-believers is aim high. Apparently you can get some pleasant surprises as to who will accept the invitation. And don't neglect speakers on scientific subjects and focus only on philosophy. What is important is a good, interesting speaker.
A good discussion after goes down very well in my experience. There is no better means of involving people in the meeting than a good debate.
Another bit of advice I found sound is to stick to the time limit for meetings. If you advertise 7pm to 9:00pm then stick to it and end the meeting promptly at 9. Questions and debate will come at the end and it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that people will just leave when they want to and that will be no problem. In practice, people who have accepted a ride to the event may be put-out having to wait beyond the designated end time. People waiting for someone to come home are inconvenienced even if they can't complain and people who voluntarily stay feel less inclined to go next time as they don't know when they'll leave. I found that an indefinite length of meeting causes problems and discourages attendance.

A well-run meeting with a good speaker and lively debate is very rewarding for all.

Good luck and I hope this is of help and encouragement.
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04-09-2016, 11:40 AM
RE: New Member - Lisa
Welcome!
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04-09-2016, 12:22 PM
RE: New Member - Lisa
Welcome!

“The first duty of a man is to think for himself” ― José Martí
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04-09-2016, 07:03 PM
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Venicerules.

Funny, I don't recall that Roman god. Was he the god of no meaning?


Anyway.

HI!

Voltaire. Always begin with a joke. Voltaire had plenty.

For example I shall quote just a few. (I am a HUGE fan of Voltaire.

"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother.

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.

Dare to think for yourself.

God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere."


There's much more. Loads in Candide and the Philosophical dictionary.

NOTE: Member, Tomasia uses this site to slander other individuals. He then later proclaims it a joke, but not in public.
I will call him a liar and a dog here and now.
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04-09-2016, 07:47 PM
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Hello! Big Grin
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04-09-2016, 09:35 PM
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Greetings and welcome, Lisa!

Just FYI, member initiation is every second Wednesday at 3am, new members will be expected to bring 12 goats, 6 sharp knives, 24 crystal chalices, and 48 bendable drinking straws.

See you there!

Evil_monster
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04-09-2016, 10:22 PM
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(04-09-2016 09:35 PM)The Dark One Wrote:  Greetings and welcome, Lisa!

Just FYI, member initiation is every second Wednesday at 3am, new members will be expected to bring 12 goats, 6 sharp knives, 24 crystal chalices, and 48 bendable drinking straws.

See you there!

Evil_monster

You forgot the Twizzlers.

NOTE: Member, Tomasia uses this site to slander other individuals. He then later proclaims it a joke, but not in public.
I will call him a liar and a dog here and now.
Banjo.
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05-09-2016, 12:16 AM
RE: New Member - Lisa
(04-09-2016 10:22 PM)Banjo Wrote:  
(04-09-2016 09:35 PM)The Dark One Wrote:  Greetings and welcome, Lisa!

Just FYI, member initiation is every second Wednesday at 3am, new members will be expected to bring 12 goats, 6 sharp knives, 24 crystal chalices, and 48 bendable drinking straws.

See you there!

Evil_monster

You forgot the Twizzlers.

There were a bunch left over from the last meeting, so I was going to let her off the hook this time...it's not like they go bad or anything, I just don't have a good place to store them.
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