Cafe Inquiry is our monthly casual get-together to meet people and discuss topics of science and humanism.
This month's discussion topic:
What are the factors that contribute to people becoming more or less religious? What has contributed to the recent decline of people who identify as religious in the United States, even while it is one of the more religious developed nations?
Why are some countries more or less religious than others? Do any of the following have an influence in whether a region or country is more or less religious: material wealth and security, cultural factors such as freedom and permissiveness, birth rates, gender equality, or education levels?
On an individual level, what factors do you believe have influenced you to be (presumably) less religious? What factors do you see as contributing to the religious convictions of people you know who are more religious? Do intelligence or analytical/critical thinking correlate with lower religiosity? Why do women tend to be more religious than men?
No outside food or drink allowed. Free and open to the public.
Interested in leading a discussion or have someone to recommend? Please contact us at mhensley[at]centerforinquiry.net.
The venue is wheelchair accessible. People with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may email sdavis [at] centerforinquiry [dot] net in advance of the event.