I had joined the Mid-Michigan Atheists and Humanists (MMAH) back in December, but failed to attend the December meeting. So January I decided to grab my Best friend and head up there to see what it is all about. First thing I want to mention, the meetup was at Old Great Wall Buffet, and maybe I was not in the mood for chinese, but the food was not very impressive. I did meet an interesting gentleman from Battle Creek who really liked to talk about the Center for Inquiry in Grand Rapids, MI which is nice to meet a rep. from that group and perhaps learn more about it, and we discussed evolutionary psychology...Well he knew alot about it, psychology is not my forte yet. So we eat and greet and then watched and listened to a lecture about social psychology by Mark Thompson. His talk was about how decisions are framed and presented, and made me re think my previous thoughts on free-will and our ability to think rationally. Overall I am slightly confused as to the purpose of the group, I enjoy having a speaker to inform us of new ideas to ponder about, and I think a suggestion was made to have a social event "To Do Whatever", which I see little purpose, but maybe this is supposed to be a purposeless group to eat a Sunday meal at the Old Great Wall and hear a lecture, and to enjoy the simplicity of eating and greeting and embracing new knowledge. I also did notice a majority of the people were middle-aged to older men, so maybe that will be me in a few years...Is that representative of the local atheists in your community?
What are some interesting things your local Athesit/Humanist groups do?
and on a more humorous level
If atheists tend to be middle-aged to older men, which seems to be the same demographic of republicans, are atheists just evolved republicans who are rational and do not hold bronze aged beliefs?
"I Think Atheist, You Decide"