Because when they’re not, even atheists don’t want to show up.
Chris explains what would have to happen before he attended one:
I don’t attend any regular atheist gatherings in Chicago. The only thing that sometimes tempts me to go is a good guest speaker. And possibly knowing that females close to my age will be there.
… I think perhaps if my wife was out of town, my friends all died, my cat had really bad diarrhea while all the electricity went out leaving my tv and computer useless… and if all my musical instruments were broken along with the disappearance of every writing instrument and paper product and the closing of all music clubs, comedy clubs, cafes and if my telescope was useless due to all the stars in the sky suddenly going black I may be bored enough to go to an atheist meeting…
(via Cynical-C Blog)