Skepchicks Panel at Geek Girl Con

by | October 14, 2011
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Skepchicks Panel at Geek Girl Con

Skepchicks Panel at Geek Girl Con


  • Not arguing I have no pisotive experiences of the skeptic community as defined here. There are no such groups that meet where I live nor could I afford to travel to their conferences. Most non believing intellectual people I’ve met are decent people. It’s when they gather in larger numbers online that bad behavior comes out.I have enjoyed meeting to discuss philosophical issues with others. Some of whom are trained in philosophy and not all of whom are non-believers but we don’t discuss these kinds of issues much. The last one I attended was an overview of Heidegger. Atheism is not a prerequisite to having intelligent rational things to say, far from it.I can’t imagine how anyone who aspires to be an educated intellectual today can think the kind of conference behavior described here is in any way acceptable. And the sheer fact that it is defended by apparently a great many of you, leads me to think there is less here than meets the eye.I did go to an American Atheist conference many many years ago and meet Madalyn Murray O’Hair. That was certainly enlightening. At the other end of the spectrum I also met Dr. Francis Schaeffer about the same time. Loved the lederhosen and his wife’s cookies, his ideas not so much. (Frank turned out ok.) Both Madalyn and Dr. Schaeffer thought quite highly of themselves but I don’t think the verdict of history concurs.People should learn to relax. It’s not like this stuff is actually important. It is a luxury and a privilege to worry about the TAG or the historicity of the Gospels. So just try to enjoy it for the game it is and enjoy life.