What we're about
Here is your chance to move the water cooler at work out amongst the rest of the world. This multi-partisan group will talk about everything from politics to religion to race; the things that you aren't supposed to talk about in public.
We are about the sharing of ideas and points of view. Points of view which will likely be different from views you currently hold. The goal is not to solve anything, but to leave the Meetup with a better understanding of how someone who hold beliefs completely opposite from you can come to their conclusions. This requires disagreement, but respect for other people and the acknowledgement that they are completely entitled to the views they hold.
So bring your brain and your passion, but leave your anger and condescension at home. It is encouraged that we all leave as friends, but required that we don't leave as enemies. For this group to succeed, it is important that we have a diverse group of people from conservatives to liberals; from believers to non believers, etc. We need different nationalities, ethnicities and religions that come from all walks of life.
Caution: If you are a hothead, this is not the group for you. You won't enjoy the Meetup and neither will we. Besides, there are plenty of what I call "Lovefest groups" out there that are willing support your already held beliefs. This is a "Learnfest!" So come test your views on politics, heaven and hell, the best positions for making love, affirmative action, etc...what you learn should and could be fun!