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March 2018

Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: Rule #3 – Make Friends With…(H: Shrikant)

Saturday, March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Public Arcade at 550 Madison Ave, 550 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022 US

“If you surround yourself with people who support your upward aim, they will not tolerate your cynicism and destructiveness. They will instead encourage you when you do good for yourself and others; and punish you carefully when you do not. This will bolster your resolve to do what You should do in the most appropriate and careful manner. People who are not aiming up will do the opposite... Make friends with people who want the best for you.” See this…

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Food For Thought (F4T)

Sunday, March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Phebe’s Tavern & Grill, 359 Bowery
New York, NY 10003 US

Food For Thought (F4T) is a friendly weekend brunch for people who enjoy discussing serious and "serious" topics with other smart, engaging people. We welcome everyone, whether you are a card-carrying philosopher or are maybe not quite sure who Plato was. The only qualification you need is that you enjoy thinking and eating, and can do both at the same time! The F4T Brunch (formerly, the 'Metacognitive Brunch') will meet monthly, on the fourth Sunday of each month. We will…

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Barstool Dialectics – Skepticism in Film and Television

Thursday, March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PECULIER PUB, 145 Bleecker St (at Thompson)
New York, NY 10012 US

Barstool Dialectics is an informal gathering where largely likeminded individuals within CfI engage in friendly debate regarding current events, history and topics that divide the secular community. Do skeptic celebs such as Bill Maher and Sam Harris detract from fellow freethinkers with their notions of a "regressive left" or do they still have something to offer? Are American based oil projects such as the Keystone Pipeline detrimental or do they perhaps offer a potential benefit to a nation that (for…

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Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: Rule #4- Compare Youself To…(H: Shrikant)

Saturday, March 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Public Arcade at 550 Madison Ave, 550 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022 US

“Aim high. Set your sights on betterment of being. Align yourself, in your soul, with truth and the highest good. Concentrate on the day so you can live in the present, and attend completely and properly to what is right in front of you—but do that only after you have decided to let what is within shine forth so it can justify being and illuminate the world.” Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is…

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April 2018

Muslim-ish: searching for truth, rejecting false idols, and fighting for freedom

Wednesday, April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Who are we? We are Muslims of varying degrees of religiousness:Some of us are practicing Muslims who simply want to take a more objective look at out teachings.Some of us want to discuss certain tenets of our faith that don’t sit well with us.Some of us have come to the realization that organized religion isn’t for us and want to discuss why. What do we want? We want to find the truth, no matter what it is, and fight for…

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