The event went smoothly for the most part. There was no friction between the atheists and the believers but the restaurant hit me between the eyes. Just a couple of weeks before the meeting I asked if Thursday nights were quiet enough to have a meeting and I specifically asked about karaoke. They assured me that there was no difference between Thursdays and Sunday (when we normally meet). Lo and behold - we arrive at the restaurant on karaoke night. We were able to move our party to the patio -- the temperature was great and the mosquitoes were nowhere to be seen so it worked out okay.
One thing that never ceases to surprise me is that the arguments that mean so much to atheists really don't mean much to Christians, and vice-versa. There was a lot of talk about old testament cruelty -- a lot more than I was comfortable with, but again, no one was offended. We didn't talk at all about social justice which was the one thing that I wanted to bring up -- I'm horrible at steering conversation.
Nobody got upset. Nobody got vicious with their questions. Everyone left with the same beliefs they had when they arrived. But the bottom line was - we all had fun, we made some new friends, and we made Frisco a little more sociable.