Tulsa Atheist Rendezvous

Tulsa Atheist Rendezvous grew out of the Atheists Meetup group in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We seek to provide an opportunity for those who self-identify as atheists to meet with one another for fellowship and to discuss matters of mutual interest. --Dan Nerren, moderator

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

"The God Who Wasn't There" in Newsweek

The June 27, 2005 issue of Newsweek (dinosaur on cover) has a short piece on "The God Who Wasn't There" on page 12. The title of the piece is "Imaginary Friend?"

We will not watch the entire DVD at the July meeting. To watch the entire DVD would take 5 hours and 35 minutes. In addition to a 62-minute movie, there are two full-length commentary tracks, interviews with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and others, slide shows, and music. I will preview the DVD and select portions of it to show at the meeting.

The poor attendance at the last meeting (four at the beginning; three by the end) might be due to people not wanting to sit through a movie of an hour and three-quarter length. If you have any thoughts about meeting length or meeting activities, please post them in the comment section.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Coming in July

In July, we will view the DVD presentation The God Who Wasn't There. If you would like to see what this DVD is about, go to http://thegodmovie.com. More later.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

The June 2005 meeting

The June 2005 meeting of Tulsa Atheist Rendezvous will be held at Zarrow Regional Library, 2224 W. 51 St., starting at 7:00 PM. I have a DVD of the recently released movie Heart of the Beholder which I will show. The movie runs 1 hour and 46 minutes; therefore, it will be necessary that we begin the movie promptly at 7:00 PM. The library closes at 9:00 PM.

Heart of the Beholder is based upon a true story which happened in St Louis a few years ago. Mike and Diana Howard opened the first videocasette rental store in St. Louis. A local group called Citizens For Decency (CFD) objected to the store renting such movies as Taxi Driver, Agnes of God, and Blazing Saddles. When the Howards offered for rental the movie The Last Temptation of Christ -- the only store in the St. Louis area to do so -- the CFD picketed and boycotted the store, ruining their business and ultimately driving the Howards into bankruptcy.

If you would like to read more about this movie, go to www.beholder.com. There you can view a teaser.