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Impromptu lecture

Started by Dave, August 17, 2018, 03:46:52 PM

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Dave

I found myself giving an impromptu lecture, with questions, on atheism, humanism and agnosticism in Gloucester Docks today.

Whilst taking photos I got talking to a fellow photographer, chap from Birmingham area by his accent and part of a camera club outing. His asked me if I was in a local club and I said, "No, we have a sort of camera group on a forum I inhabit and we publish there and have competitions."

"A photographic forum?"

"No, an atheist one."

"Are atheists like that other lot, agno . . .?

"Agnostics, and no . . ."

It went on from there. For about 20 minutes.

But, then we got onto cameras, he had  Nikon D4S, only £2 500+ worth . . .  But - 11 RAW frames per second, continuous, with no buffering, to a high speed SD card!

His wife just sat there quietly.
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No one

Did your atheistic lecture make him shutter?

Dave

Quote from: No one on August 17, 2018, 03:50:38 PM
Did your atheistic lecture make him shutter?

Nope, he did not tell me to "f stop" either. He did zoom in on a couple of point on ethics. But it was not really a wide angle view of the subject.
Tomorrow is precious, don't ruin it by fouling up today.
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joeactor

Be careful... wouldn't want to over-expose him to your heathen ways.

Dave

Quote from: joeactor on August 17, 2018, 09:24:44 PM
Be careful... wouldn't want to over-expose him to your heathen ways.

He gave every indication of just being one of those people who doesn't need religion to teach them to be a decent person. Probably hadn't been to church since he, or a friend or relation, did the "accepted" (but basicslly meaningless) thing for his generation (he was retired so 60+) at a church wedding or something.

So I was just filling a gap in his curiosity I think.
Tomorrow is precious, don't ruin it by fouling up today.
Passed Monday 10th Dec 2018 age 74

joeactor

Quote from: Dave on August 17, 2018, 09:50:29 PM
Quote from: joeactor on August 17, 2018, 09:24:44 PM
Be careful... wouldn't want to over-expose him to your heathen ways.

He gave every indication of just being one of those people who doesn't need religion to teach them to be a decent person. Probably hadn't been to church since he, or a friend or relation, did the "accepted" (but basicslly meaningless) thing for his generation (he was retired so 60+) at a church wedding or something.

So I was just filling a gap in his curiosity I think.

Good on you, mate!

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