Past Meetup

Monthly Round Table and New Member Welcome

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On the second Saturday of each month, we engage in full group discussion in the comfort of a private room. This is a structured meeting with some ground rules for group discussion.

New members: You'll hear a brief overview of the meetup and then have an opportunity to introduce yourself and get to know other active members, so please join us!

Please note Skinny Dugan's meeting room policy change: Anything ordered through the waiter goes on a single room bill with an automatic 18% gratuity; however, you are welcome to buy drinks on your own at the bar and bring them in to the room.

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Meeting outline:

• WELCOME BRIEFING
Meeting purpose, agenda and ground rules. LV Atheists Meetup overview for newcomers.

• INTROS/OPENING RANTS
Share with us a little bit about yourself and what brings you to the group. Or sound off-- what do you have to say to an audience of atheists?

• DISCUSSION TOPIC OF THE MONTH
From the SSA topics page (https://www.secularstudents.org/node/5061) - God and sex. Why is God so interested in sex? How has sexual repression been used as a controlling tactic for religions throughout history? Is it still that way today? Do Christians who have sex before marriage have cognitive dissonance about it? Will the next big religion encourage sex to make people happy - or is sexual repression too effective as a tool to guilt people into religion? Are humans naturally monogamous or is that a religious idea?

• CLOSE
Final thoughts, meetup announcements/reminders, send-off.

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At the conclusion of the meeting, members are encouraged to migrate to the pub area for continued discussions and drinks.

~ Brian