I've never had any interest in engaging people beyond the life I have.Do you have any experience with non - church based social groups?
It seems that if you've only experienced church, it would make sense that Gus' group "sounds like" church to you.
Do you have any other points of reference?
So, why would I?
And yes. The college infinity society.
No coffee, no music, generally boring chatter.
They did have a state supreme court judge who came and spoke on the value of Morals apart from God's.
It's was a bust.
The judge spoke to the various issues associated with this issue and blew the professor out of the water.
The professor tried to rearrange the topic, but the damage to the atheist mindset in the club was done.
I was actually replaced by the professor shortly afterwards, because he didn't want me to further discuss the issues in future meetings.
After that I found myself increasingly occupied with other endeavors.