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Regular Monthly Meeting

Our topic:

The problem of Evil

This is one of the most difficult contradictions for theologians to grapple. The argument states simply that God, the creator of the universe and all it’s properties, has certain necessary attributes. Among them is omniscience (all knowing), omnipotence (all Powerful), beneficence (all good.) A severe contradiction arises in attempting to reconcile the presence of evil, which may be defined as events and conditions that causes pain and suffering to sentient beings in the universe, with any kind of deity in the traditional normative sense as defined above.

How does our world view shift in consequence of this? How do we account for evil? What can we do about it? Join us for an interesting discussion.

For now, we will meet at the Town & Country Library beginning this coming Saturday, July 20th at 10:30 til 12:30. We will be in Community Room A on the first floor next to the bookstore. The library is at 7606 Paula Dr., Suite 120 Tampa, FL[masked] Lib. PH. [masked] MAP

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The Tampa Humanist Association is the only AHA Humanist group in Hillsborough County. This is a county of more than 1 million people. If statistical averages are correct, than at least 150,000 of those people do not support conventional institutions of religion. Currently, our roles do not number more than 20. I think we can agree that there is room for growth.
We experienced a major setback with the death of president and cofounder Rob Byrch, but with still enthusiastic members and board, and support from our sister organization, the Humanist Society of the Suncoast, we continue to offer the people of Tampa, a local Humanist option.

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  • Nan O.

    Maybe next month. Fracture should be healed by then.

    July 12, 2013

    • marios

      I did not know that Nan, hoping is all well.

      July 12, 2013

  • marios

    This is how a Greek Philosopher from the island of Samos put it: About fourth century B.C.E
    “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
    Then he is not omnipotent.
    Is he able, but not willing?
    Then he is malevolent.
    Is he both able and willing?
    Then whence cometh evil?
    Is he neither able nor willing?
    Then why call him God?”

    Epicurus (Greek philosopher, from Samos BC[masked])

    Hoping that will help the discussion.

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting you and hopefully others will join us.

    July 2, 2013

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