Secular communities are rife with stories of people losing, leaving, and fleeing their religion, but what of those who never had one to begin with. What is it like to grow up without a deity? Do they feel that they missed something? Did they ever seek faith? How are their experiences similar and how did they differ? Compare and contrast in groups, 500 word summary due on Monday.
Ryan Consell, Amy Davis Roth, Anne Sauer, Beth Voight, Stephanie Zvan
People who practice polyamory and other styles of open relationships comprise a group that is rapidly growing in numbers and visibility. What IS polyamory, anyway? Don’t we get jealous? How do we manage our schedules? Why is such a large proportion of skeptics and atheists practicing polyamory, and what issues does the community face as it moves forward?
Miri Mogilevsky, Heina Dadabhoy, Sasha Pixlee, Jesse Menard, Ania Bula, Alexander Gonzalez, Benny
Many of the prominent voices in the humanist, skeptical, and atheist movements live and work in stereotypically secular fields like science, education, and journalism. Do the experiences of those following the more traditionally spiritual path of the musician, actor, or visual artist have different experiences in expressing their secular bent?
Join some godless fiends as we stitch, needle and hook. We’ll share the projects we’re working on and meander into topics near and dear to our blackened, shriveled atheist hearts.
Since the beginning, feminism has been making claims about men and women. How does this stack up with the evidence that science has brought forth?
Solo talk by HJ Hornbeck of Legion of Reason Podcast
Gordon Maples and Kelley Freeman of the Secular Student Alliance (http://secularstudents.org) have led and worked with countless secular student groups, and have learned a lot through their respective experiences. One of the consistent key factors in the success of SSA groups is how well they network and interact with the other student groups on campus. Gordon and Kelley will talk about the value of reaching out to potential allies, how it can help your group, and how best to reach out to your potential allies. They will be taking questions from viewers throughout.
One of the biggest questions that we had last time was, “Oh my FSM – how do I find the chat room???”
Here you go:
Look to your left. There’s nothing there. Maybe a post date and author. But nothing about links.
Look to your right.
ALL THE LINKS!!!
But most importantly, the Very Important Links:
The bottom link in the Very Important Links section is called “Pharyngula Chat”. Clicking on this will take you to the magical portal that is, at this time, the FTBConscience2 chat room.
Or just click here.
This schedule is still in flux, and the newest version will always be available at Lanyrd. Here’s a snapshot of that schedule as of right now!