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North Carolina Atheists

A way for the Carolina folks to get in touch.

Location: Anywhere, North Carolina
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Comment by Joseph P on November 14, 2010 at 2:11pm
Hmm, wacky. I must be mixing up Fayetteville with Jacksonville or something.

When it comes to the privatization of Law Enforcement and such, I always worry about such private organizations being answerable more to the people holding the purse strings than to the public. I see pure Libertarianism as the route to an aristocracy. Absolute freedom is never an end point. Someone always makes a power grab.

I'm all for fiscal responsibility, just not fiscal conservatism.

Also, I'm probably a bit militant anti-Libertarianism because most of my exposure is to the extremists. The guys on our group's boards are the sort who think that all taxation should be illegal, and the only role of the government should be contract law.
Comment by Hemlock4 on November 14, 2010 at 8:28am
Joseph P, Charlotte doesn't use meetup anymore. Our group has it's own site:

http://charlotteatheists.com/
Comment by Joseph P on November 13, 2010 at 11:00pm
It was something like 3 or 4 months ago. I can't even remember which specific group it was.

Yeah, it takes a while to grow a group to any kind of size. It doesn't help that the Fayetteville area is far more conservative and religious than the Triangle, the Triad, or Charlotte.
Comment by Joseph P on November 13, 2010 at 10:38pm
How active are the Cape Fear groups? The Triangle group had a meetup where we were going to have a few of the Cape Fear group show up, but we never saw them that I'm aware of.
Comment by Joseph P on November 7, 2010 at 9:52am
Wow, I was just doing a search for atheist groups in Charlotte, on Meetup.com. The closest I found was The Well Read Atheist, which has all of 17 members. What the hell? Anyone else know of any other Charlotte Atheism groups? That's pretty pitiful, for a city that size. The Triangle area group has 764 members, as of this morning.

Meh, you should just say heck with it and move to Raleigh.
Comment by Melody A. Rogers on November 7, 2010 at 8:13am
I don't suppose anyone lives near Waxhaw...? (Weddington)
I wouldn't think so, seeing as around here it's Church, CVS, field, church, field etc.
Let me know, though.
Comment by Joseph P on November 1, 2010 at 11:27pm
Wow, that's a way out there. I think your best bet is the Asheville meetup.com group. Maybe some of the members of that will be near you. I know there's a vaguely active Western NC group on meetup.com.

When i plugged in Atheists and Asheville, NC, the only result I got was http://www.meetup.com/brevardatheists/. Where's Brevard County?

There are only 47 members, most of those probably not very active. Not looking good.
Comment by Darrell on September 19, 2010 at 7:24pm
Picnic had a pretty good turnout, there were 50-60 folks from as far wast as Knoxville and as far east as Charlotte.

We'll be planning next year for two events one in Spring the other around this time again.
Comment by Joseph P on September 12, 2010 at 9:05pm
Yeah, I've seen that in our group. I don't think I can make that, though.
Comment by Darrell on September 12, 2010 at 5:49pm
Don't forget about the picnic next Sunday 9-19-10....

See previous post for details.

Darrell
 

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