A grace is a short prayer at a meal asking a blessing or giving thanks – Merriam-Webster Dictionary

How do you feel and what do you do when you are someone’s guest for a meal and they invite everyone to join in saying grace before the meal? Similarly, how do you feel and what do you do if you are hosting a meal and a guest invites everyone to join in saying grace?

Is there a substitute for praying before a meal that can satisfy believers and non-believers? If there were a substitute, would you want to do it?

Answer such questions this evening and hear how other atheists feel about the practice of saying grace. Please remember to respect each others’ opinions and feelings, and always help to ensure everyone’s voice is heard.

Note: the discussion begins at 6:00 and will take place at tables in the back of the meeting room prior to the main event of the evening. If you are getting dinner or drinks at Harry’s to enjoy during the discussion, please allow enough time to make your purchases before 6:00.

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