Religion Roundtable - Open Discussion


The Religion Roundtable is a monthly meetup meant to serve as an open forum for the discussion of the incredibly diverse topics of God(s), Religion, and Unbelief. We view these topics as a window into the human condition and an endlessly fascinating discussion topic.

The Roundtable seeks to generate heat if not light on a host of important matters, while allowing people to speak their minds freely and enjoy a lively discussion among friends.

While sponsored by SacFAN, the Roundtable is open to participants of both the theistic and non-theistic persuasions, with both sides free to express their positions.

While specific topics will be outlined for each meeting (some topics may span multiple meetings), the conversation is meant to be informal and free to follow any vibrant train of thought. Selected topics will include (but are not limited to):

  1. The Conflict Between Religion and Science
  2. Why People Believe/Don't Believe in God(s)
  3. Creationism/Intelligent Design vs Evolution
  4. Secular Morality - Good Without God
  5. Free Will
  6. "Reason is Larger Than Atheism"
  7. The Place of Religion in a Modern Society
  8. Pseudoscience and Skepticism
  9. Discussions of Humanism
  10. 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 will certainly get a feel for the prevailing notions and perhaps even have the good fortune of agreeing to disagree. Either way, the discussions should be entertaining and fun so long as each speaker respects the other members of the group.

The events are currently planned be held at The Coffee Garden (side room) in Sacramento on the second Thursday of each month, at 7pm, but may vary based on availability (check before showing up). Outside food and drinks aren't permitted, but they have a great menu so order something on your way in.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Seemed like another good round of mental calisthenics! Good to see you guys as always.

    November 16, 2012

  • Mark

    Ill be there, jus a few minutes late getting off work

    November 16, 2012

  • Derek M.

    I completely forgot about the schedule change and accidentally made other plans. Sorry to notify so late.

    November 16, 2012

  • Bryson S.

    Date changed to Friday to avoid a scheduling conflict.

    November 2, 2012

  • Bryson Sullivan changed the date and time from Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM to Friday, November 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    November 2, 2012

  • Rachael

    Bryson, this is the same night as the dinner social. It's preferred that you don't overlap events on the calendar when you can avoid it.

    November 2, 2012

    • Bryson S.

      Unfortunately this is the only time I am free this month, as myself and many people will be out of town the week after. I apologize for the conflict this month and will try to avoid conflicts in the future.

      November 2, 2012

  • Bryson S.

    We will be having a "freeform" discussion group this month. Any topic is open for discussion, so long as it is relevant to the conversation and the group as a whole is interested in talking about it.

    November 2, 2012

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