Bring 3 favorite theist arguments FOR religion. Any god will do.

  • May 18, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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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 !!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Michael M.

    This was a fanstastic start. Got a few great ideas and am looking foward to the next meeting

    May 18, 2013

  • Tom W.

    everyone seemed to get new ideas hopefully useful ones. :-)

    May 18, 2013

  • Chris P.

    We had a great time, and picked up some useful ideas/strategies.

    May 18, 2013

  • Tom W.

    wow !! went better than I hoped... :-)
    3 people lingered for 25 minutes after
    the 2 hours cause we were still having
    fun conversations :-D ...

    I am eager to have the next meetup !!!

    Great thanks to all who attended and added
    input !!!!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was all excited about today. Then crew scheduling decided to take my weekend away. Oh well... it's good to have a job :)

    May 18, 2013

  • Tom W.

    in case anyone was confused :-) here is the google map link
    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1600+N+Plano+Rd,+Richardson,+TX&hl=en&sll=32.963989,-96.691051&sspn=0.075326,0.154324&oq=1600+n+plan&hnear=1600+N+Plano+Rd,+Richardson,+Dallas,+Texas+75081&t=m&z=16

    NE corner of Plano rd and collins rd, in Richardson... the 1000 Office is Nannis Chiropractic office...

    there will be a sign on the door ADEPT Debate !! :-)

    see you then !!!

    May 18, 2013

  • Tom W.

    a few people have asked me, "what" is suite 1000 ? it is "Nannis Chiropractic" - he happens to be my best friends and let's me use his offices for free :-)... he has 2 oddities right now 3 miles apart... but he's giving one up soon and consolidating them together in the biggest one... go to the intersection of Plano road and Collins rd in Richardson... it's about 1.2 miles east of 75 hwy. I'll put a map on the page as soon as I get home... ( about 3 am... )

    May 18, 2013

  • Tom W.

    don't everyone shy away from the online meeting tomorriw at 4 !! remember, the 9 o'clock show, is nothing like the 7 o'clock show. :) see u all later !!! :-)

    May 17, 2013

  • Tom W.

    .changes in a project I'm working on, are delaying the video I want to compose for our a webpage on meet up.com.. I am hopeful for a slowdown on Tuesday or Wednesday so those of you interested ,,, check back Wednesday or Thursday and perhaps I will have it ready

    May 13, 2013

  • Chris P.

    My wife and I will be attending.

    May 12, 2013

  • Tom W.

    For the first debate practice I chose what I see as the beginners best choice for its simplicity, and powerful implications. a great combo for a first debate learning experience. The 10 Commandments... but that is not all we will do... about 15 minutes name and debate interest / goals... then club questions to get an idea of who is where currently in debate basics... 1st practice topic intro and what the basic implications are to the theist

    a few tiny video clips to get ideas started...

    and the middle is not to restricted by definition... ending with the announcement of the CONTEST WINNER :-)

    May 6, 2013

  • Ray

    What is the first debate practice topic gonna be ?

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Uh oh. I work on Saturdays.

    May 2, 2013

    • Mysti

      Maybe we could poll and see what every one thinks of the occasional Sunday morning ? Since we aren't burdened by Sunday morning gospel :-P ... somehow seems like the perfect time to meet ! *trouble maker I be*

      May 6, 2013

  • Tom W.

    Hello !!!
    I'm working all day today... and maybe tomorrow also. and I have some photography scheduled too so not much added today. I hope everyone enjoyed the pictures, videos, and discussions...
    I mentioned earlier that I hope to arrange biweekly meetings, alternating between technical and psychological aspects of debate and persuasion, and the other meeting being more like actual debates practice and planning.
    eventually, we will have practice debate meetings, and the alternate meetings focusing more on technical debate stuff. :-)
    if anyone has suggestions on what would be a best day for the technical meetings, please chime in !!! ( maybe Sunday ??? ) what do u think ???

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may have to work, but hopefully not and will be able to attend.

    May 4, 2013

    • Tom W.

      well, I certainly hope u can make it but there will be two types of meetings.

      May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to listening, learning, contributing...

    May 4, 2013

  • Tom W.

    Greetings All...
    I have a generous best-friend who will loan me his office as a free meeting place. but, he just bought out a competitor and is merging the 2 offices. they are only three miles apart and both about 1.5 miles from 75 hwy. in Richardson...
    this means that I am not 100% certain which, of the two offices we will meet at. but, it will certainly be one or the other.

    I look forward to our future face-to-face debate practices, and also to the friendships we will build beyond the DFW area...

    regards... Tom Walters

    May 2, 2013

    • Tom W.

      well, not sure yet... apparently, several people have already declared that they would like to come, but are busy then... I am considering one before the 18th ... I hope to end up with 2 physical meetings per month... and at least two Skype meets a month... am already working on the first video. everyone should feel invited to let me know what their favorite meet times would be... And make suggestions. :-)

      May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    May not make it to the first meeting (have a Brights event), but I will definitely check this group out when I can!

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward 2 this!

    May 2, 2013

  • Lesley H.

    I wish I could come, but I have somewhere else I have to be.

    May 2, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Wish I could go to this but it's my wife's birthday weekend so I already have plans. Looking forward to the next one.

    May 2, 2013

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