Round Table discussion: Defending non-belief: WHY we don't believe in god(s)

Atheist, humanist, nonbeliever or agnostic – however you identify, when the discussion comes around to god(s), there are the inevitable questions from the religious. Questions like “So you believe nothing? So science is your god? But where did it all come from?”

Many of us don’t believe in gods simply because it makes no sense. Very often we find the religious arguments for our existence confusing and incompatible with reality. Offering good, well-thought-out answers to the religious helps us better understand our position as nonbelievers and, we hope, give the religious a moment of pause to re-evaluate what they believe.

At our next round table we will be discussing these questions, and many more, in an effort to create a better understanding of why we don’t believe in gods. We will discuss the reasons and arguments for non-belief, talk about the burden of proof, and maybe dip our toes in the pool of apologetics and counter apologetics.

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Hope you will join us for what will be another very interesting conversation. A reminder that round tables are open to all paid members of HAAM (membership forms will be available at the event).

Your facilitator for this round table is Pat Morrow.

 

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  • Jeanne

    This sounds like a great discussion. I live out of town and can't often make these meetings. Has there been any discussion about recording, either video or even just sound?

    April 24, 2014

    • Jeanne

      Hi Cheri, Yes, I have Skype and that would be helpful at times, too. This time I already had something booked. Having the event (even just sound) taped and posted somewhere for later viewing would be excellent. Yup, I realize this would require having a volunteer available to record and post and that's asking a lot. I'm sure there are other things to consider as well. Thanks for asking about it, though. Much appreciated!

      April 28, 2014

    • Cheri F.

      We did talk about taping and decided against it. We want members to be able to speak freely and taping the sessions might get us into some unwanted scenarios that we're just not prepared to deal with. However, the Skype idea (audio/video or just audio) is still a possibility in the future, provided that attendees are members of HAAM and agree not to record the conversation. It's something we're thinking about, so thanks for the idea!

      April 28, 2014

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