A friend of mine siad something rather astute recently:
Who was it that said humanist organizations usualy fail because there are only so many ways you can get together just to prove God doesn’t exist.
The nature of skepticism isn’t so much “Active” as it is “Reactive”. You make a claim about something, I give you my response to that claim. And so on.
For a board (and I think for any humanist or secular community) to be vibrant it has to be productive and assertive, as well as reactive. I think ,the forum> offers those opportunities in the variety of forum board categories it provides. All we have to do is take advantage of them—give ourselves permission to talk about gardening, music, politics and children as much as we talk about Bigfoot, Creationism and the Lights over Phoenix.
“Debunking” makes us a club. Small talk makes us a community.
With that in mind I announce the top ten list thread.
Rules are simple and should be rather obvious, I’ll start a TT list below and anyone who has an item can include it (remember to count down from 10 to 1) The person who posts 1. then starts the next TT list. Got it? Good, so here goes.
Top Ten activities skeptics do for fun:
10. Fact checking the horoscope by reading it only at the end of the day.