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Atheists United - San Fernando Valley Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • Oct 18, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Are Atheists or religious people generally happier?

Our normal format is to meet and order something to eat at 6:30, while socializing. At 7:30 the group moderator will call the meeting to order. At this time we like to welcome new faces to our group, and we all introduce ourselves.

Any new business (recent events in the news that pertain to Atheism, interesting articles written, upcoming events, etc.) is shared, and then we begin our group discussion on the topic chosen at the meeting the month before.

It's a fairly structured discussion format, with members raising their hands and being called on to offer their thoughts and responses to others, in the order in which they raised their hands. The moderator keeps a running list of names through the meeting, and it keeps things moving and orderly.

Around 8:45 we wrap up the discussion and request suggestions for topics for the next month's meeting. We all vote on those presented, and the topic chosen is then posted on this site, above.

The most challenging part is finding good topical questions to discuss. The topics are connected to freethought, religion, church-state separation, philosophical issues, etc. We encourage you to take note of topic ideas you might have throughout your month and suggest them at our meeting!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to really get into some interesting arguments and hear some of the numbers being mentioned. Everyone very kindly and patiently put up with our little girl wanting to join in the conversation.

    October 19, 2012

  • Kevin D.

    and explain it to my friends also, Judas, I'd rather have my ear cut off than be a snitch. we do this for god, and it won't be over tomorrow either

    September 22, 2012

  • Kevin D.

    Help me understand why history is repeating itself.

    September 22, 2012

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