May 24, 2014 · 1:00 PM
On May 24th, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. the Masonic Philosophical Society will be hosting a study group at the Odd Fellow's Lodge, in front of Beaman Memorial Library (we will not be able to meet at the Library until September). Each month a different topic, ranging from philosophy and science to religion and metaphysics, is discussed and debated.
May's topic will be conducted by Bro. Plinio Butten on Willful Blindness. Why do we often ignore the obvious? After a short lecture a discussion and debate by the group will follow.
Originating in the 19th century, the concept of Willful Blindness became a legal defense for an accused party who claimed ignorance to avoid full or partial responsibilities of civil or criminal liability. Such defense forced the legal system to ascertain whether the accused truly was innocent of the events that transpired or did they actively place themselves in a position of willful blindness. Join us as Bro. Plinio Butten guides us from a Masonic viewpoint on the exploration of why we ignore the obvious in our daily lives even to the extent of our own peril and how common we encounter it. Are you in danger of living a life full of Willful Blindness?
Join us for this month's study group. This group for men and women, which is open to the public, is where nonmember can learn more about Freemasonry, as well as meet local Freemasons. Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can save you a seat.