The Freethought Roundtable is an open forum for the discussion of the diverse and often contentious topics of God(s), Religion, and Disbelief. These issues are inextricably linked to philosophy, history, society and the human condition generally and are agreed on all hands to make for profoundly important and interesting discussions.
The Freethought Roundtable is meant to allow people to speak their minds freely and enjoy a lively discussion among friends, following reason where it leads while categorically eschewing notions of dogma and enforced beliefs. While sponsored by SacFAN, the Roundtable is open to both non-theistic and theistic participants.
The conversation is meant to be informal and free to follow any vibrant train of thought, although there will be a topic chosen beforehand. Selected topics will include (but are not limited to):
The Conflict Between Religion and Science
Why People Believe/Don't Believe in God(s)
Creationism/Intelligent Design vs Evolution
Secular Morality - Good Without God
"Reason is Larger Than Atheism"
The Place of Religion in a Modern Society
Pseudoscience and Skepticism
What Are Atheism, Skepticism, and Humanism?
An Evolutionary Perspective on the Origins of Religions
...and hopefully other topics if interest is shown.
While no expert on a specific topic is likely to be present at a Roundtable event, we should certainly get a feel for the prevailing opinions and ideas on these important topics. I deeply enjoy a good conversation, and discussions involving religion (or its absence) never seem to disappoint.
The events are currently held at The Coffee Garden (side room). Outside food and drinks aren't permitted, but they have a great menu so order something on your way in.