An update on the dialogue so far

I would like to thank the participants and those who have been following the progress of the atheist skeptic dialogue process so far. We have got off to a good start, with people discussing important issues, including areas of agreement and disagreement, in a reasonable way that can gradually build trust. The moderating team has [...]

Strand 1 Statement 4 by Stephanie Zvan

This is a response by Stephanie Zvan to the response by Skep Sheik to the first response by Stephanie Zvan to the Strand 1 Opening Statement by Jack Smith. Responses here are somewhat more difficult as Skep Skeik did not indicate agreement or disagreement on each point. JS – The subject of this opening strand, [...]

Strand 1 Statement 3 by Stephanie Zvan

This is a response by Stephanie Zvan to the response by Thaumas Themelios to the Strand 1 Opening Statement by Stephanie Zvan. For the sake of word count, I have removed points of settled agreement from this statement, though I expect we will refer to them throughout the dialog. SZ: The key to working together [...]

Strand 1 Statement 3 by Skep Sheik

This is a response by Skep Sheik to the response by Stephanie Zvan to the Strand 1 Opening Statement by Jack Smith. All of the Opening Statement by Jack Smith and all of the response by Stephanie Zvan is quoted within this response. By Skep Sheik (with input from a working group including these individual [...]

Strand 1 – Analysis of the dialogue so far

This is an overview of the areas of agreement, agreement with reservations, and disagreement in the statement 2 responses in strand 1 of the dialogue process. The opening statements are quoted in black text, and the responses are in green text for agreement, orange text for clarifications needed, and red text for disagreement. There are [...]

Strand 1 Statement 2 by Thaumas Themelios

This is a response by Thaumas Themelios to the Strand 1 Opening Statement by Stephanie Zvan. All of the Opening Statement by Stephanie Zvan is quoted within this response. By Thaumas Themelios (with input from a working group including these individual volunteers: Jack Smith, Renee Hendricks, Skep Sheik, and Aneris F. Nord but not necessarily [...]

Strand 1 Statement 2 by Stephanie Zvan

This is a response by Stephanie Zvan to the Strand 1 Opening Statement by Jack Smith. All of the Opening Statement by Jack Smith is quoted within this response. JS – The subject of this opening strand, first of 5 strands, is: “How we can work together on core issues on which we broadly agree, [...]

Strand 1 Opening Statement by Jack Smith

How can we work together on core issues on which we broadly agree, including promoting reason, critical thinking, science, skepticism, atheism and secularism in the real world? By Jack Smith (with input from a working group including these individual volunteers: Tim Skellett, Renee Hendricks, Thaumas Themelios, Skep Tickle but not necessarily reflecting the entirety of [...]

Strand 1 Opening Statement by Stephanie Zvan

How can we work together on core issues on which we broadly agree, including promoting reason, critical thinking, science, skepticism, atheism and secularism in the real world? 1. The key to working together under these circumstances is to understand that there are myriad solutions to each of these problems. None of them are complete in [...]

Strand 1 Discussion

You can discuss here, with each other, the opening statements on this agenda item, independently of making structured responses to the opening statements. How can we work together on core issues on which we broadly agree, including promoting reason, critical thinking, science, skepticism, atheism and secularism in the real world? Please discuss only the opening [...]