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Call for discussion topics, questions or PoV.

It's time for members to step up and present topics, ideas or questions relevant to the development of strong/ positive atheism. Tell me at the start of the meeting, or before, so that you have enough time to outline it before we open it up for discussion. Or you can start the discussion on the website message board. (See:Discussion tab).

It is not necessary to RSVP, but please do not RSVP for meetings unless you intend to come. Some members make considerable efforts to come and it is disrespectful to mislead them as has happened recently.

NB. Our meeting are open to any non-believers providing they are not hostile to criticising or opposing the malign effects of religion.)

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  • Sandbad

    Was a good discussion in a friendly setting - totally worth the trip from Tunbridge Wells to London.

    June 3, 2012

  • Sue M

    Good discussion with interesting people who represent a wide range of intelligent London atheists. Interestingly three of whom said they became active atheists as a result of reading Richard Dawkins book 'The God Delusion.' On politics two Iranian atheists affirm that Iran wants the atomic power for a bomb not for energy, and more subjects than we had time for. It's bad news that anyone has the bomb, worse still for competing theocracies have them.

    May 24, 2012

  • Derek S.

    " Just to say of the best meet up's to date ..

    May 19, 2012

  • Haluk

    Hi Everyone! Sorry for being busy and not attending recently. I will do my best to attend the next week meeting.
    I suggest that we put our sociology glasses on next week and discuss about the social forces on ethnic minority groups and/or immigrant population that prevent them from breaking free from the religion and superstitions of their ancestors. If agree, please think about the different identities that everyone has and the interaction between, that finally makes up the person's identity.

    May 11, 2012

  • Sue M

    Mike - please continue on the discussion Message Board, where I have posted you comments and replied.

    May 3, 2012

  • Mike P.

    I'm not saying don't criticise religious ideas. Indeed more of us should engage in it. 'm saying that we should reserve most of our time and energy for promoting the atheist vision. Trying to trip up religionists on their logic might be fun and might make us feel good but we need to direct most of our energies towards the positive aims of atheism. Instead of occupying our minds with the nonsense of religion we should use our resources to work towards the kind of society we want.

    May 2, 2012

  • Sue M

    My first reaction to his was "******, here we go again".

    This is the reason most usually given by humanists who are hostile to the criticism of - and opposition to -religion, that the BHA policy - of reliance over the past 40 years of simply promoting what they call their [i]'positive policy'[/i] (and the ensuing endless argument against anti-theist atheists as being [i]'negative'[/i]) Advocating that people can be [i]"Good Without God"[/i] is their only arrow, See Discussions for debate

    May 2, 2012

  • Mike P.

    If we spend our efforts on religious ideas we attract those that want to discuss those ideas and we spend our time and energy on peripheral matters. We need to spend more time thinking about the positive aspects of atheism in the hope of attracting people who want to develop those ideas and to work towards the secular society. What we allow to dwell in our minds might affect our chances of achieving what we want. As John Lennon said, "Imagine …"

    May 2, 2012

  • Jason M.

    I work 6 days a week so I am still waiting for a Sunday evening one that I can join. Good luck to all your meat ups though.

    April 16, 2012

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