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Re: [KC-Midtown-FreeThinkers] Topic - the smoothest, best feeling path

From: user 2.
Sent on: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:59 AM
Depends on the faith he decides on.  If it is faith in a system that violently excludes all other faiths and sciences, then I would ask him to weigh the damage his faith has done to otherwise innocent people who have not had the fortune of decided to have faith that his system is best against the value of the handful of people his faith has charmed and pleased and made life undurable, and endearing.  If it's a system of faith that does not concern itself with judging others, and does not involve belief in beyond-earth punishments, then there is no problem.  It can not matter what people believe, as long as it in no way interferes in any way with other people's feelings and beliefs.


On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 8:58 AM, Therese <[address removed]> wrote:
Suppose a person considers an evolutionary and a religious explanation of man, and despite acknowledging that overall evolution makes more sense and probably has much greater odds of being true, suppose he conscientiously chooses to have faith in Christianity because it offers hope of a painless afterlife.  Evolution does nothing for his life on earth, but Christianity makes his pain and suffering and loneliness on earth bearable--it makes him want to live.  What is wrong with him sharing that experience with others, and attempting to instill in others of great pain and sorrow that sense of ultimate hope?



Subject: [KC-Midtown-FreeThinkers] State Line Meetup, Tuesday, October 18th, 6:30 pm
From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Date: Mon, 17 Oct[masked]:07:15 -0400

Since we've already tried three of the establishments in the 83rd and Mission Rd shopping center, we might as well try them all! I'm a big fan of Mexican food, and I've never been to Salty Iguana, so let's give it a shot at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 18th:

http://www.meetup.com/StateLineFreeThinkers/events/31477642/

We had another great turnout last meetup, with 10 people showing up. It took a while to get a table, but we did manage to get one pretty close to the patio, and it was a beautiful night. We had a great conversation. The majority of the group was actually some flavor of libertarian, which was really exciting to me. Don't let that keep you non-libertarians (or even anti-libertarians!) away, though. We like a lively exchange of ideas, even ones we don't all agree on.

Freethinkers don't agree on everything, obviously. I think there is much to be gained from talking with people that disagree with you, even if no one changes their mind. On that note, I'd like to hear about things that good people disagree on. I'm not intending this to be a debate, just a brainstorming session of sorts. Maybe we can pick out topics for future meetings from it. A few examples that spring to mind are vegetarianism, etiquette, and climate change. Rational people have approached all of these topics, been given the same information, and made very different conclusions. What else do good people disagree on? Of course, these are just ideas. I like the free flow of ideas, so if the topic never comes up, I'm sure we'll be talking about something even MORE interesting, instead.

You can contact me (Thomas) at [address removed] or [masked] or Cole Morgan at [masked] if you have any questions. Also, feel free to send us suggestions. We're always looking for ways to improve our meetings.




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