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Aug 24 2012

Greta Speaking in San Francisco, Saturday 8/25!

Reminder: I’m speaking in San Francisco tomorrow, on the topic of Atheism and Sexuality. Details below. If you’re in the Bay Area, I hope to see you there!

CITY: San Francisco, CA
DATE: Saturday, Aug. 25
TIME: 4:30 pm
LOCATION: Schroeder’s Restaurant, 240 Front St., San Francisco, rear dining room (near Embarcadero BART)
EVENT/ HOSTS: San Francisco Atheists
TOPIC: Atheism and Sexuality
SUMMARY: 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?
COST: Free (although attendees are generally expected to buy food and/or drink) and open to the public

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    Gregory in Seattle

    *grumble* I’ve been looking for an excuse to take a SF trip. This would have been perfect… if I’d known about. *grumble*

    In any case, are you familiar with the document, A New Bill of Sexual Rights and Responsibilities published in Jan/Feb, 1976 issue of The Humanist? It’s gotten a bit stale after 36 years, but there is still some interesting stuff in it, especially given the time it was published.

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    Jafafa Hots

    OK if I bring my camera?

  3. 3
    Jafafa Hots

    Just realized that that could be interpreted strangely.
    What I mean is, I have been planning on taking photos of the carousel horses at Yerba Buena Gardens… figured I could do both same afternoon… and maybe take photos and/or video if permitted.

    I have a spiffy new camera and am looking for excuses to use it, basically.

  4. 4
    Colt & Juno

    We’re so excited to come! I’ll be the super-inconspicuous one … with the big black service dog. Can’t wait! :D

  5. 5
    Mai

    I’m coming all the way from Santa Cruz – looking forward to it too!

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    Emptyell

    It was great to finally see you in person. Thanks for a wonderful time. I hope I wasn’t too obnoxious in my sycophancy. Its hard not to be a bit clumsy when meeting my heroes in person. My friend Hollie and I were particularly interested in what you had to say about morality and ethics, sexual and otherwise. I would love to see you expand on that here in the blog.

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