Hey friends, Mike Clawson here (the delinquent Christian sometimes contributor). I’m posting again because I need your advice. These past two months I have been leading a discussion series at my church (a very artistic, progressive, Austin-y kind of church that actually has a number of atheists and agnostics in attendance and even a few in leadership positions) on world religions, interviewing members from various other faiths. So far we’ve had a Rabbi, a Muslim, a Wiccan, and a Hindu. We’re hoping to have either a Buddhist or a Haitian Vodou practitioner this coming Sunday, and then wrap up on January 30th with an atheist representative from the Atheist Community of Austin.
Please keep in mind that the purpose of this event is not debate, but simply for my church community to come to understand atheism better, and perhaps sympathize with atheists more. I won’t be arguing with my guest about anything he has to say, just asking and listening and learning. So with that in mind, what should I ask?