Caffeinated Godlessness

  • July 11, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Let's get together and discuss topics in atheism, politics, culture, and anything else that our brains come up with. We always start with a central topic, and then let the discussion go where it will.

This discussion group often reaches into history and theoretical concepts, which means that we discuss not just current topics, but how the past and the possibilities of the future may affect it.  It is not necessarily a goal-oriented discussion or a planning session, as much as it is a chance to play in the mental field of these ideas, from as many angles as possible.  If you like to discuss in that way, this group is for you.

If you have a topic you'd like to discuss, please email me. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Hope to see you there!

Nancy

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  • Chinh

    with the caveat that i enjoyed the conversation, i saw someone who had gone from atheism to deism. deism is not a religion.

    July 19, 2013

  • christy h.

    It is hard to be sure everyone.gets heard, but I feel Nancy.does a pretty good job passing the "mic". This meeting was featuring a guest, and it seems that the attention was on Daniel intentionally. Although the conversation felt repetitive.and almost boring at times to me, I realize the intention may have been for the group to.engage in dialogue that isn't the norm for this group. There are some of us who tend to speak up a lot

    July 12, 2013

    • christy h.

      And those who are quieter. I.don't get the impression.that most us feel as if we can't be heard.. Perhaps I'm wrong.

      July 12, 2013

  • Susan H.

    I thought the speaker used a lot of jargon which needed to be defined. Also, I thought that his comments after a while became repetitive. I would have like the chair to redirect the discussion to take the focus off of Daniel and allow others to express their thoughts and opinions on other topics related to atheism.

    July 12, 2013

  • Steve K

    Daniel, thanks for your cool and thoughtful explanation of some ideas that were new to me. Nancy, thanks for inviting Daniel and your balanced moderating.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great discussion about consciousness and non-belief. Nancy-thanks for bringing the speaker! Gave us a robust conversation about our supervenient interpretation of the world.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Sean C.

    Agreed, this was a great discussion, and kudos to Daniel for coming out in front of lots of people who disagree with him.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Buck V.

    I truly enjoyed the discussion with Daniel, a believer who agreed to come engage us atheists in a discussion of his belief system which includes a belief in what he termed a "Universal Mind" and then at the very end when the group was closing just simply called "God".
    It was a very stimulating interaction and I truly am impressed that there are so many intelligent and knowledgeable and articulate members of Tucson Atheist Meetup.
    I am grateful to be a part of this group. Thanks everyone for an awesome conversation last night. Be well friends!

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Nancy

    It is kind of hard to make sure everyone gets a chance to speak, and that everyone is respected, while still keeping the energetic spontaneous nature of the discussion. I know Don calls on folks and will make time limits and so on at the monthly meeting, but I have really tried to stay more free form. I am open to all suggestions.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there.

    July 11, 2013

  • Susan H.

    How can we have an effective discussion group where everyone is listened to, differences are respected and not directly challenged. Would a talking stick help? Would a speaker's timer help? Can we avoid interruptions, can we learn to wait our turn to speak? Let's elicit suggestions from the group. What kind of meetings do we want to have?

    June 30, 2013

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