What do we discuss?
Whatever people suggest. Topics have included: does Richard Dawkins exist?, a book review of The God Delusion, should the law be obeyed?, what is the meaning of suffering?, will the world end with a bang or a whimper?, what is the basis of morality?, do we have free will?, what is the role of the Ten Commandments?, nature or nurture in ethics and education, the role of buildings in religion. We’ve also had a guided walking tour of Exeter Cathedral and visited the Plymouth Synagogue.
Are we all experts?
Of course not! Some of the groups meet in member’s homes, and different members have led our discussions. We start with coffee and biscuits, have a short introduction, and then plenty of serious debate of different viewpoints. However much we disagree, there’s always a good-natured atmosphere, accompanied throughout with lots of laughter. What a delight!