General Meeting: Movie: My Week in Atheism

Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 11:00 am

My Week in Atheism is a film by John Christy about a Christian’s up-close encounter with atheism in an attempt to learn while focusing on the reality of two opposing worldviews with his friend, and atheist talk show host, David Smalley. 

As a devout Christian (John Christy) and an atheist activist (David Smalley) travel together to secular conventions, university campuses, and a live talk show, they struggle to maintain a close friendship while protecting their beliefs. Exploring discussions with a few atheists along the way they find that while they may have many differences they are open to dialogue and this inevitably leads to discovery.

The screening and Q&A after will be the wrap up to David Smalley’s Dogma Debate tour with Dr. Ryan Bell from A Year Without God.

David Smalley is a former Christian musician whose education in psychology, sociology, and world religions, with a deep-dive study of Christianity for more than 14 years, resulted in his atheism. He later became a secular activist and avid speaker, writer, and radio host. David quickly grew Dogma Debate from an idea to an iHeartRadio show with over 1 million downloads and over 160,000 listeners per month. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of both Secular World and American Atheist magazines, the author of Baptized Atheist, and founder of AtheistAudiobooks.com

Dr. Ryan Bell, a Christian and former pastor for 19 years, he resigned his position due to theological and practical differences in 2013. As an adjunct professor he has taught subjects ranging from intercultural communication to bioethics. He started a blog A Year without God to document his journey of trying to live “as an atheist”, reading books by atheist authors and attending atheist gatherings.

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***We will also be raffling off 2 sets of Tim Minchin tickets to his LA show on May 29, 2014. Don’t miss your chance to win a pair of Tim Minchin concert tickets!
Click here for more concert details. 

Food
A complimentary lunch is provided after the talk. We’ll get a chance to meet, talk and get to know one another.

Cost
This meeting is free and open to the public. We rely on donations to keep it that way. The monthly meeting costs about $10/person to run. If you are able to, please contribute online or at the meeting.

AU Kids
Children are welcome to join our AU Kids program. The children have another area where they play and learn during the main event. Parents are free to attend the main event or stay with their children during the meeting. After the main event, we all come together for lunch.

Parking
Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.

Attendance
About 80-100 people attend our meetings so you’re sure to have a good time and meet lots of new people.

We need your support
We are a not-for-profit organization. Your donations to Atheists United and membership make these meetings possible.

Date
Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 11:00 am.
Registration begins at 10:30 am.

Location
Center For Inquiry Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

(2 blocks west of Vermont)