I’m going to be doing one of the most awesome speaking gigs in the history of awesomeness. I’ll be in Indiana in February, speaking about atheism and sexuality: at Purdue University, and the University of Indiana. I am gobsmacked. I couldn’t have come up with a better dream gig if I’d tried.
Here’s the skinny on the Purdue gig:
Atheism and Sexuality
Hour lecture followed by Q&A
Free, open to public
The sexual morality of traditional religion tends to be based, not on solid ethical principles, but on a set of taboos about what kinds of sex God does and doesn’t want people to have. And while the sex-positive community offers a more thoughtful view of sexual morality, it still often frames sexuality as positive by seeing it as a spiritual experience. What are some atheist alternatives to these views? How can atheists view sexual ethics without a belief in God? And how can atheists view sexual transcendence without a belief in the supernatural?
Friday, February 5, 2010
5:30pm – 7:00pm
560 Oval Dr
West Lafayette, IN
The Indiana University gig is happening on Thursday, February 4; but the details are still to be determined. I’ll announce the when and where as soon as I have it. If you’re in Indiana, I hope to see you there!