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Godless Perverts Social Club in SF! Discussion Topic: Interfaith and the Godless
April 4, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMFree
We’re having a Godless Perverts Social Club on Tuesday, April 4, at Wicked Grounds, 289 8th St. in San Francisco (near Civic Center BART), 7-9 pm. Our discussion topic for this evening: Interfaith and the Godless.
The question of secular communities doing interfaith work can be a difficult one. Are there ways to do it that don’t automatically make atheists second-class? Can we do interfaith work and still fully support people in our own communities who are traumatized by religion and want nothing to do with it? Interfaith work could include protests against the Muslim ban, or working with progressive religious groups on issues of poverty or racism. If we do this kind of work, what kinds should we do, and with what limitations?
We’ll be discussing the general benefits and pitfalls of nonbelievers doing interfaith work. And we’ll be discussing whether Godless Perverts should do this kind of work — and if so, what kinds of work, and with what limitations.
The Social Club is free, and all orientations, genders, and kinks (or lack thereof) are welcome. Wicked Grounds has beverages, light snacks, full meals, and amazing milkshakes: please support the cafe if you can. If you can’t afford cafe prices, Wicked Grounds customers have bought you coffee or tea: just ask for your beverage to paid for “from the wall.”
Community is one of the reasons we started Godless Perverts. There are few enough places to land when you decide that you’re an atheist; far fewer if you’re also LGBT, queer, kinky, poly, trans, or are just interested in sexuality. And the sex-positive/ alt-sex/ whatever- you- want- to- call- it community isn’t always the most welcoming place for non-believers. So please join us! Hang out with other nonbelievers and chat about sex, sexuality, gender, atheism, religion, science, social justice, pop culture, and more. Godless Perverts is now a non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible.
Godless Perverts presents and promotes a positive view of sexuality without religion, by and for sex-positive atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other non-believers, through performance events, panel discussions, social gatherings, media productions, and other appropriate outlets. Our events and media productions present depictions, explorations, and celebrations of godless sexualities — including positive, traumatic, and complex experiences — focusing on the intersections of sexuality with atheism, materialism, skepticism, and science, as well as critical, questioning, mocking, or blasphemous views of sex and religion.
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