February 6, 2012
Secular Humanist for many years. Good to see so many younger people advancing the cause and the message. Any help needed on the Organization side, let me know.
I suspect the curtailing of discussion may be planned. It is after all a religious organisation hoping to convert others. Not a forum for us to convert them. Religion is not comfortable with an informed questioning audience. That said we must participate in such forums to keep our worldview in the public eye. The atheist point might have been better put and used better examples of god as fiction, but was still better than the Christian who quoted everybody and said nothing or the Muslim who presented childlike, simplistic, analogies then claimed god as a fact based on these. Perhaps we need to have our own Hamilton Niagara group provide the speaker for our side at such symposia, with a “Speak-Off” to elect our rep. or host our own symposium so we set the agenda. I’m sure it is set at Mac to add scientific cred. to their faith based arguments, but we could find a venue with parking less than $15.00. (Ouch) and we don’t need a collegial venue to buff our science cred.