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Platform: Making Sense of Spirituality with Wes Fornes


“Making Sense of Spirituality”
Is it possible for secular ethical folks to embrace spirituality? Is there ‘truth’ in spiritual experiences - or in so-called mumbo jumbo - that can enlighten us secular ethical folks? Is there a chance that being rational is delusional? These are some of the key questions that I will be addressing in January’s Sunday Platform.

As an Atheist chaplain who has both feet firmly planted in both camps, the spiritual and the rational, I am constantly engaged in a world of angels, demons, heavens and hells. Especially as a hospice chaplain, I work with people with terminal illnesses trying to make sense out of life and wrestling with, well … their existence as a human being. So in the next Sunday Platform, I will focus on bridging the gap between spiritual people and secular people. My goal for this presentation is to, as an Ethical Culture Society, challenge us to increase our understanding and compassion for people who share vastly different world views.



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  • Paula

    What do you think about inviting Wes back for more? I think we could talk about this again!

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Dennis S.

    Very interesting and thought provoking presentation by Wes Fornes. The question and answer session after the presentation was great too. People had very interesting questions and comments. Thanks to all!

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • joan

    Great presentation... even better topic!!

    January 20, 2014

  • Benjamin W.

    This was the best ever Platform for me. Lots to think about around my own spirituality. Thanks so much Wes!

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Paula

    Wes told personal stories to demonstrate his ideas which engaged us intellectually and emotionally. A wonderful Platform. Let's hear more!

    1 · January 20, 2014

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