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, October 31, 2006

Richard Dawkins Foundation


The link above explains the purpose of the Richard Dawkins Foundation.
The values of the Enlightenment are under attack by those who would have us abandon the scientific method as the best way of knowing the world, substituting in its place faith and the acceptance of claims of religious authorities. Those of us who hold dear the values of the Enlightenment and an evidence-based worldview might wish to give support to the Dawkins Foundation.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Join us at the movies

The movie we will see is The Illusionist at the AMC 20. We will go to the 1:45 pm showing this Sunday, October 22. Buy your ticket and come inside. We will stand around near the ticket taker until it appears all in our group has arrived, and then we will go sit down. (I had hoped to select the documentary about the Dixie Chicks, Shut Up and Sing, but that film hasn't started yet.) The film runs a hour and 50 minutes. We should get out around 3:50 pm.

From there we will go to the nearby Panera Bread restaurant to munch on goodies and talk. The location is 41st St. and Hudson, which is just a little way southeast of the AMC 20.

If you are unable to attend the movie, please consider coming by Panera Bread around 4:00 pm and look for a group of "wild-eyed" folks. That will probably be us.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

ALGAE luncheon report

There were seven of us at the ALGAE luncheon today: Julia T., Sharon B., Patricia B. (Sharon’s daughter), Jan N., Diana B., Larry H. and myself.

Sharon has been kayaking. She owns two kayaks – a single seat kayak and a two-seater. Sharon had recently been to a weekend event billed as “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” at Ft. Gibson Lake which taught a variety of outdoors skills including rappelling, kayaking, geocaching, orienteering, and basketmaking. She went with HAT member Gail S. and both of these “outdoor women” had a great time. I heard a rumor that some of those at the event had smuggled in some wine. For shame, for shame. I hope that these two HAT ladies will be able to join us as we go on a HAT geocaching adventure in Tulsa on Sunday, October 29.

We talked a little about movies we had seen recently. I mentioned Man of the Year starring Robin Williams, which I had recently seen. I recommend it. Larry and Diana had recently seen The Little Prince – a theatrical production staged in Tulsa. Julia suggested that HAT get involved in a community service project of some kind. She is going to look into the possibilities and let us know what she finds out.

By the way, the movie we will see this coming Sunday at the Tulsa Atheist Rendezvous will be The Illusionist. More on this will be sent out by e-mail tomorrow.

I learned from Larry that there is a difference between driving under the influence and driving while impaired. Larry is going to send me more info by e-mail. I figure we need to know this since at times the wine flows freely at events we attend.

Larry mentioned two website of interest: www.greenstone.com and www.onegoodmove.com.

Other topics of discussion included sex offenders and their difficulty in finding a place to live, and traditional households now being in a minority position.

It was good to see everyone there. There were a few others I was hoping to see, but they weren’t there. Maybe next time.