Greta Speaking in Rossmoor/ Walnut Creek, March 21


Hi, all! I have a speaking gig coming up this week in the San Francisco Bay Area: in Rossmoor, which is in Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County. My topic: “Resistance Is Not Futile: Is Arguing About Religion Worth It?” Rossmoor is a gated retirement community, but the event is open to the public, and is free.

CITY: Walnut Creek, CA
DATE: Thursday, March 21
TIME: 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Las Trampas Room, Hillside Clubhouse, Rossmoor Community, Walnut Creek, CA
DIRECTIONS: Rossmoor is off Tice Valley Blvd. in Walnut Creek. Keep left at the gate house. Tell the gate man you are attending a club meeting at the Hillside Clubhouse. After the gate, turn next right onto Golden Rain Road. Go 0.5 mile. Up hill and down dale. Turn left onto LOWER Golden Rain Road. Go 0.4 mile. Entrance for parking is on the left, just after the lawn bowling field. We will be in the Las Trampas Room.
EVENT/ HOSTS: Atheists and Agnostics Group in Rossmoor
TOPIC: Resistance Is Not Futile: Is Arguing About Religion Worth It?
SUMMARY: Many atheists think that trying to persuade people out of religion never works, and simply alienates people. But debating believers about their beliefs can be effective — in changing people’s minds about religion, as well as in achieving other goals of the atheist community. When does it makes sense to debate about religion? How should we go about it? And what should our expectations be for what these debates can accomplish?
COST: Free and open to the public

Hope to see you there!

Comments

  1. Stevarious, Public Health Problem says

    Oh hey Walnut Creek. I used to live there.

    Now I’m some 3000 miles away, but hey.

  2. says

    Let me ask you something.

    Is there anything I could potentially say that could convince you to believe in God?
    If the answer is no, then you are simply a bigot.

    I mean, let me be clear. I don’t believe in God. But if your entire argument is built on the premise that you are right, then what you have is not a reasoned viewpoint but circular reasoning and bigotry.

  3. Greta Christina says

    Ethan Farber has been put into comment moderation. His commenting here is bordering on theeadjacking and comment hogging, and he’s starting the same argument in multiple threads — all of which are prohibited by my comment policy,. And I’m at a conference and don’t have time or energy to monitor conversations as closely as I normally do. So any further comments from Ethan Farber will have to be approved by me before they’re posted. Thanks for your understanding.

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