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"Escaping the Myth" (Colorado): What It's Not

Okay, this will be the last time I mention the Colorado "Escaping the Myth" event here. It's happening in just over a week (on Saturday, October 6th), and tickets can still be purchased here.

I was just explaining to someone--or trying to explain--what "Escaping the Myth" is all about, and I noticed that mostly I was pointing out lots of things it's not about. I do this because there are a lot of things I would wonder, if someone wanted me to go to some event, which might keep me away. So here ya go:

Q: "Will it be argumentative and confrontational?"
A: "Nope. Not at all."

Q: "Will I be put on the spot?"
A: "Nope. You can participate as little or as much as you want."

Q: "Will my values or morals be attacked?"
A: "Absolutely not."

Q: "Is this about religion?"
A: "No. Your religious beliefs, or lack thereof, are irrelevant for this event."

Q: "Is this event more liberal, or more conservative?"
A: "No." (Even if you didn't think that was a yes-or-no question.)

Q: "Will I need to know stuff about philosophy?"
A: "No."

Q: "Will I need to know anything about history, or politics?"
A: "Nope, nothing."

Q: "Will I need to know anything about anything?"
A: "It will help if you can comprehend basic English. (Speaking it is optional.)"

Q: "Do I need to be super-smart?"
A: "No. You don't even need to be of average intelligence."

Q: "Are there age restrictions?"
A: "Not really. The subject matter and presentation are appropriate for teen and up. If you can sit still--or even sit fidgeting--for an hour and a half at a time, you're welcome to attend."

Q: "Does the event push a particular candidate or political party?"
A: "No."

Q: "Is this some militia/survivalist thing, about overthrowing the government?"
A: "No."

Q: "Well, what is it about?"
A: "Show up and find out."

Q: "What if, when it's done, I don't think I learned anything?"
A: "You get your money back."

Q: "What if it dramatically alters my view of reality?"
A: "Deal with it."