UPDATE: 21/2. The Christian group are happy to have us along, but want to emphasise that the format is a speech, followed by discussion within smaller groups of 4 to 6. They do not want the speech (20 mins or so) interrupted by questions and I think since it is their event it is only right that we should respect their format. The feedback from atheists who went is that the speech is pretty long, and since the hosts do not want it interrupted, you might want to take notes during it so you can refer to what was said later in the small group discussions. Needless to say, we should keep this polite and not make it personal. Not to say you can't be forthright afterwards during the discussions of course, but please let's keep it civil, thank you :-) please note:18:00 table tennis/social. Discussion starts 18:30
Here's the original invite:
Hi there, I'm Jeremy and I'm involved in a meetup group called Connected. It's run by Christians and we want to encourage intelligent discussion and debate among people of various beliefs. We're about to start a new series called "God on Trial" and are hoping for quite a few people of different viewpoints to come and join the discussion. It would be great if some of you would like to come along. Feel free to advertise it to your members if you think that would be appropriate.
Each week we are discussing a different topic:
Feb 17th: "No evidence. Dear God - mind speaking up?"
Feb 24th: "It's the C21st. Dear God - are you relevant any more?"
March 3rd: "Life hurts. Dear God - do you care?"
March 10th: "Rules, rules, rules. Dear God - are you a killjoy?"
March 17th: "Hell, fire and brimstone. Dear God - are you a sadist?"
March 24th: "We're all trying our best. Dear God - why so exclusive?"
More info can be found on our meetup page. Please RSVP here if you'd like to come along and we'll let the Connected group know.
PRICE: Free ( Let's hope they don't want our souls ;-)) Just kidding, it's actually REALLY refreshing isn't it, that religious people want to hear other opinions and maybe even the 'E' word? ...E..Ev..evidence?? Seriously though, I must say I'm impressed by this group for at least trying ...and it'll be an interesting experience, no doubt!