In Bedford, Texas, atheists and Christians will be gathering next month to discuss religion and where their beliefs come from:
This informal gathering of atheists and Christians started as a dialogue between Metroplex Atheist member Julio Rosario and 1st Baptist Church Pastor Marty Atkins.
The purpose of the gathering is for members of each group to talk to each other about belief in God or the lack of belief in God. People from both groups will have the opportunity to ask and answer questions and to voice their opinions.
I think this is the type of outreach both sides need to have more of — it’s not a debate; it’s just dialogue. And if a few stereotypes go by the wayside as a result of all this, then all the better for those involved.
The event takes place on February 15th at First Baptist Church of Bedford.
(Thanks to Joe for the link!)