the goal of this group is to create confident atheist, who are not shy or hesitant to engage in mature verbal discussion with believers regardless of their degree of enthusiasm.
we will not be, reading about famous dead Debaters, memorizing technical terminology of debate structure, or any other of the often boring methods taught very well in many schools.
what we will be doing, is pooling many ideas from many sources and people, and having real and fun practice debates and practice debate segments. we will be engaging in several games such as...
~ what he should have said ~
~ rebuttal of the week, decided by popular vote ~
~ stupid remark of the week ~
... and others yet to be decided...
. Remember, the end goal is increased confidence, a giant resource pool of ideas and rebuttals, and of course fun and creativity...
there will also be a Skype meeting on the 19th of May, details on this page in a few days. the purpose of a follow up Skype meeting, will be to make it possible for Dallas area people who could not make the physical meeting to enjoy our group, and also for us to increase the ideas pool that we will build.
I have also acquired a domain name and will be installing a webpage very soon.
at : www.ADEPTdebate.com...
I will also upload videos I will make related to our growing "Ideas Pool" to my YouTube page for people anywhere in the world to enjoy, following our meetings and Skype follow-ups.
as a long term goal I would like to see some of our members graduate up to actual local debates.
but as a minimum our pursuit is increased confidence and a good time by all !!!!