Karen C wrote the following on a previous message board post and hopefully she won't mind me reposting it here. I think this would be a good subject to open with on Sunday.
"It took me a split second to come up with a pet peeve. Read the XXXXXXXXXXX and you will be shocked at the mean spirited discourse.
R E S P E C T is key in human interaction. I wonder what others think of some over the top nastiness that some skeptics hurl at others, even within their own organization. To me the goal of freethinker groups should be to create open minds by open discourse.
What does everyone else think? If you agree with me perhaps we can work on ways to diffuse pointed rhetoric and get to the real issues that are discussable.
I am looking forward to the meeting."
This is especially true given recent events in this area and nationwide and I think it is well worth our discussion. Come prepared.