Photo of the interfaith panel event

I received a photograph from the organizers of the interfaith discussion last Thursday and post it to give you a sense of the occasion.

Tri-C photo

The order from left to right is Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jew, and Atheist. As you can see, the Buddhist and Hindu came in religious garb and looked pretty snazzy and would have easily won any award for the best dressed. The Catholic priest wore their standard boring uniform of black suit, black shirt, and dog collar, and the Muslim and Jew wore suits and ties, with the rabbi also sporting a yarmulke. The atheist (me) was his usual badly dressed self.

As you can see in the photo, I was busy trying to take notes as the rabbi next to me spoke.

This evening I will be on another similar panel that I wrote about yesterday but this one is a closed event (I think) meant just for members of the university community. I say ‘I think’ because I have not seen how the event if being advertised or to whom.


  1. moarscienceplz says

    Looks like you are sitting in a prison exercize yard. I hope you got paroled.

  2. chigau (違う) says

    That is a very unfriendly set-up.
    If there must be a raised stage, it should be more like a runway at a fashion show, with the panelists surrounded by the audience.

  3. chigau (違う) says

    Marcus Ranum
    but they could show that they’re *meat*.
    which is more accurate
    and more fun

  4. Mano Singham says

    Cuttlefish @#3,

    I don’t know if they tried. One of the organizers of the event was a woman and during the post-event lunch a lot of the people involved with the event joined us and there were several women present. But I don’t know if they voiced any concern.

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