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


  1. says

    *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.

  2. says

    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.

  3. Emptyell says

    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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