Open thread on FtBCon panel: God is Love? Relationships in a Godless World

Beth Presswood will be on the upcoming live broadcast in 25 minutes, 4 PM Central. She is joined by  Anti-Intellect, Jamila Bey, James Croft, Ania Bula and Miri Mogilevsky.

Panel page is here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cavadhvhrkg3vu01m1toris9j2c

Chat room continues to be here:

http://client00.chat.mibbit.com/?server=irc.synirc.net&channel=%23pharyngula

Open thread on FtBCon panel: Evangelical Atheism

In a few hours I’ll be joined by radio veteran Jamila Bey and “Quiverfull” survivor Vyckie Garrison, to discuss being an “out” atheist an winning arguments with various types of people. Hope you’ll tune in.

I’ll also post open threads on this blog later today about Beth Presswood’s panel, “God is Love?” and the video game panels today and tomorrow that will be attended by me and Lynnea, respectively. See you there!

Here’s a quick outline of my section of the talk (subject to being abridged if there’s a lot of back-and forth conversation):

  1. Introductions
  2. Why should atheists evangelize?
  3. Does it even work?
  4. On “Playing to win”
  5. Approaching people you know, or: On being a dick
  6. Identifying your audience
  7. Sources of information

Vyckie Garrison will take on the REALLY hard stuff: how to talk to fundamentalists.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oPtfKmyOZU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUkNBr7xIGu3v5JdxMX0sv4A

FTBCon schedule posted

It’s just three days away. Check here to see all the panels and speakers that you can “attend” for free!

For those looking to focus on people associated with The Atheist Experience and the ACA, here’s a quick summary:

  • Saturday 12:00pm: “Evangelical Atheism”, with Russell Glasser, Jamila Bey, and Vyckie Garrison
  • Saturday 10:00pm: “Video Games, Religion, and Morality”, with Tauriq Moosa, Avicenna, Ashley F. Miller, Brianne Bilyeu, Russell Glasser and Jason Thibeault
  • Saturday 4:00pm: “God is Love? Relationships in a Godless World” with Beth Presswood, “Anti-Intellect,” Jamila Bey, James Croft, Ania Bula and Miri Mogilevsky
  • Sunday 12:00pm: “Female Protagonists in Video Games” with Lynnea Glasser, Rebecca Watson, Ashley F. Miller, Brianne Bilyeu, Avicenna and Jason Thibeault

Please check out the Facebook page and website for more info!

FTBCon is coming

Russell here, telling you to get your tickets now for FTBCon next month! Wait, what? You don’t need any tickets. It’s free!

So if you don’t have the time or money to travel to all the other fun events that have been happening, like the American Atheist convention and Skepticon, now you can attend an online conference with many of the same excellent people speaking, from your living room! In your underwear, even! Just tune in to the live streams of various Google Hangouts that will be going on throughout the day. Many will even invite audience participation.

Important tip: We do not recommend that you broadcast yourself on a Google Hangout in your underwear.

So far, I’m signed up to do an “Evangelical Atheism” presentation, Beth will be on a panel, Lynnea will be on another panel, others from the ACA may or may not get involved. Aron Ra will be there. Mark your calendars for July 19-21!