Given a moment's thought, most of us can almost certainly think of questions for which we've not yet discovered a fully satisfying answer. Most of us can identify significant issues that have no obvious resolution. Join us as we consider a variety of relevant topics in an atmosphere that facilitates an exchange of ideas ... the sharing of alternative points of view. If you think you MIGHT have an answer worth considering, come share it with us. If you KNOW you have THE one and only answer, this might not be the group for you. The "With an Open Mind" Discussion Group uses a "moderated" discussion format. The discussion leader will keep the discussion focused and encourage adherence to established ground rules that give EVERY participant the opportunity to share his or her thoughts in a non-confrontational manner. No advance preparation is required. No political or religious perspective is assumed or excluded. The expectation is that all who participate will, during the course of the discussion, further develop their own, personal views through publically voicing their current thinking and respectfully listening to the thoughts of others.

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  • July 13 · 6:30 PM

    Consciousness

    17 Philosophers, Seekers | 4.00

    All of us are, at times, self-aware … but not always.  Where does the “I” go when we’re asleep, or under general anesthesia?  What happens to the “I” when there’s brain... Learn more
  • June 22 · 6:30 PM

    Characterizing the Opposition

    14 Philosophers, Seekers | 4.00

    Almost invariably, we assign “negative” characteristics to those who hold views which differ from ours.  They are “less intelligent”, “ignorant”, “less well‑educated”, “... Learn more
  • June 8 · 6:30 PM

    The Decline of Christianity?

    17 Philosophers, Seekers | 5.00

    Write up:  A recently released Pew Research Center Poll indicates that the number of those who self identify as Christian is in decline while those who self identify as... Learn more
  • May 25 · 6:30 PM

    Same-Sex Marriage

    11 Philosophers, Seekers | 4.50

    The Supreme Court recently (on April 28th) heard arguments about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.  They are expected to rule, possibly in June, on such issues... Learn more
  • May 11 · 6:30 PM

    Changing One's Mind

    5 Philosophers, Seekers

    Once one has formed an opinion on any controversial issue, what might cause one to change that opinion?  Once one has publically expressed an opinion on any... Learn more
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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

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