Gotta love Sam, as usual. But I wish he would have given due credit for the great idea he promoted to the ancient atheistic philosophy of Zen Buddhism, whence it originated. Core tenets espouse no personal deity, no personal life after death, and never have, focusing instead on the problem of suffering and compassion for all sentient beings, using the very techniques he demonstrated. Zen has been highjacked by the mindfulness movement, but it works, so it's good of Sam to serve as an advocate.
--- On Thu, 8/9/12, cole morgan <[address removed]> wrote:
From: cole morgan <[address removed]> Subject: [KC-Midtown-FreeThinkers] Sam
Harris - Death and the Present Moment To: [address removed] Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012, 10:01 AM
Sam Harris is great as usual. This was 2012 April at the Celebration of Reason.
Do you enjoy rational discussion, logic, and learning? What about hanging out with like-minded people who also enjoy these things?
Questioning what we are told is an incredible attribute that humans have and we should exercise it by encouraging critical thought!
Anyone is welcome to join, but this group is intended for those who want to question dogma and learn from others, while having fun with people who do the same.
Come and join us for fun nights in the midtown area to see live music, have a beer, a delicious nibble, or pass out fliers next to evangelists in Westport that have a message of peace rather than threats of Hell and fear of pleasure! Let's enjoy the one life we have and let others do the same! :)
There are TONS of meetup groups around the Kansas City area. To join another nearest to you and meetup with other skeptics and freethinkers, and to learn more about the Freethought movement visit: http://kcfreethinkers.org/