Book Club: Sex & God

We'll be discussing Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality by Darrel Ray (nonfiction - culture):

Why are all the major religions consumed with sex? What makes sex so important, whether Buddhism or Islam, Christianity or Mormonism? What is the impact of religion on human sexuality? This book explores this and more. It ventures into territory that has never been examined. You will be surprised at how much religion has influenced your sexuality, who you marry, the pleasure you get or don't get from sex, and what you can do about it.

Available on Amazon, or check with other group members to borrow.

Come with a few thoughts/ideas about the book to discuss!

About the Venue
The Coffee Garden is a little coffee shop just off Broadway and 99. If the weather's nice, we're probably in the big table in the garden through the back door. Otherwise we're in the separate room off to the left when you come in the front door.

They serve all sorts of coffees and drinks, sodas, and a wide variety of sandwiches and salads perfect for dinner if you choose. They appreciate it if you at least buy a drink/pastry.

Please be courteous and do not bring outside food or drinks.

About the Book Club
We're glad to have you join us - if you hate the book, love the book, or even didn't finish the book.

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  • Brooke

    Please come up with questions for Darrel Ray about Sex & God, and RSVP for the Q&A session AFTER next month's book club!

    September 17, 2013

  • David J.

    I will find the PDF and try to be there. Thanks for the last minute note.-----------David

    September 16, 2013

  • Brooke

    The three of you on the waiting list are welcome to join us...usually at least 2-3 people drop out at the last minute. Thanks!

    September 16, 2013

  • Tony G.

    I'm right there with Kaeleigh on the book... I have an issue that's come up. I learned and realized SO FRICKIN' MUCH from this great book, that I'm challenging other people's conventions. Dammit, I can't make it tonight.

    September 16, 2013

  • Kaeleigh p.

    I really started getting into this book but A few things came up and I won't make it tonight!

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Liz O.

    I really wanted to come to this, but I have craziness to attend to here. I hope someone on the wait list has a blast!!

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Brooke

    As we get closer to the event, please update your RSVP if you cannot make it to allow people on the waiting list to move up. Typically we welcome anyone, even people who haven't read the book, but it would be appreciated if you haven't read it that you make room for someone who has, because of the large amount of interest for this book.

    September 11, 2013

  • Brooke

    JUST ANNOUNCED: The author, Darrel Ray, will be joining us via Skype in OCTOBER for a Q&A session about his book. He only wants to take questions from folks who have actually read the book, so I encourage you all to sign up now. I've made it a separate event following October's book club meetup. Please RSVP now! http://www.meetup.com/SacFAN/events/136325232/

    August 23, 2013

    • Brooke

      Nope, it'll be AFTER our regularly scheduled book club for Oct.

      September 4, 2013

    • Tony G.

      Gotcha... Thanks!

      September 4, 2013

  • Brooke

    Because this book is NOT available in the library, and because we want people to participate, I have a crappy PDF version available. Please contact me or reply to this & I will send you the link.

    HOWEVER - if you can, we'd really like you to support the author - the Kindle version is only $7.

    Thank you!!

    2 · August 20, 2013

    • Tony G.

      iBooks, Baby!!

      September 4, 2013

  • Brooke

    There's a panel of this comic that's very relevant to this book. The rest of it is also hilarious. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/religion

    1 · August 29, 2013

    • Tony G.

      Hahahaha!!! That's GOOOOOD!!

      September 4, 2013

  • Robert C.

    I'm willing to start another meeting for this book. Who knew a book about sex would be so popular among a bunch of atheists? No date or time in mind yet, maybe the Monday following?
    Let me know if there is interest, I'm willing to do the leg work.

    September 3, 2013

    • Brooke

      I believe Bob's goal is to allow more people to participate not to talk longer about the book. Usually people drop out at the last minute.

      1 · September 3, 2013

    • Robert C.

      Thats it Brooke. I am enjoying the book, and I almost feel guilty. I feel like it should be held in a giant hot tub. I'll work on that.

      September 3, 2013

  • Brooke

    As we get closer to the meeting, if you're not able to make it or haven't read it the book, we would appreciate it if you'd change your RSVP to allow folks on the waiting list to move forward. We like to accept everyone whether or not you've read the book, but if you haven't read it by a week prior, it would be courteous to allow those who HAVE read the chance to attend.

    September 3, 2013

  • Judy S.

    I'm in contact with the author, Darrel Ray, who says that if he is available, he is willing to hold a personal Skype session with the book club after our meeting. I've given him the date/time and will let you know what he says.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Don B.

    Just want to say that I am thoroughly enjoying this book. It is a revelation... can't wait for the meet-up.

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Roberto L.

    Wow! Seriously? I'm on the Waiting List?... Just Wow!

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Judy S.

    I'll be late. Going to meet the FSM folks first for their talk about the upcoming prayer at City Council meeting. I've read Sex and God - great book.

    August 19, 2013

  • Tony G.

    Book downloaded... See you all there!

    August 8, 2013

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