Greta in Indiana, Speaking About Atheism and Sex


Purdue non theists 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
WTHR 172
560 Oval Dr
West Lafayette, IN

The event is being sponsored by the Society of Non-Theists at Purdue University and the Purdue Queer Student Union.

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!

Comments

  1. Quinapalus says

    All I can say is, if these are not followed by some KILLER parties, we can comfortably write off Hoosiers as beyond redemption.

  2. jack says

    Can you (or someone else there) record this and post in online as an mp3 file? I’d love to hear your lecture, but I can’t make it to Indiana.

  3. says

    Damn feed reader didn’t alert me to “really cool event if you don’t mind driving 3 hours each way” in time.
    I hope it was killer, with lots of great meet and greet the Greta afterwards.

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