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Replacing Spirituality?

  • Jul 8, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • UUCG

Spirituality is an extremely vague concept, often used in contradictory fashions.  We will discuss and share perspectives as to how spirituality might relate to non-theism. How do we communicate in a world that often insists on the use of this nebulous term? What might be  worthwhile components  associated with spirituality? Are we at risk to lose those?  How do we distinguish and elevate them?  What concepts associated with spirituality are particularly harmful?  Are we at risk for them?  Should we rename, re-brand or just forget about it?

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  • Russ

    Great thoughts on Humanist Spirituality (although I don't like the word either) : http://www.humanists.net/pdhutcheon/humanist%20articles/Spirituality.htm

    July 11, 2013

  • Brandon

    I particularly enjoyed all of the things people had to say about the topic. I was enthralled by the tendency of most people to focus on the good elements of spirituality, knowing that there is some duality to the issue. I still don't think that I'm comfortable with the word, let alone saying that I have spiritual experiences. The notion of a biochemical response that comes from DMT in the body makes more sense to me of the typical reactions one would have to certain stimuli that people attribute to spirituality.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • John

    Great topic. One of those things that we know about, but have a hard time defining.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Cary C.

    I thoroughly enjoyed tonight's discussion. Considering everyone's definition of spirituality gives me food for thought on the concept to define this concept further for myself. I also appreciate being in a group of like minded people, I feel I can finally exhale.

    2 · July 9, 2013

  • Kathy

    Really interesting discussion tonight. Thanks for unleashing us, Russ!

    2 · July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed the talk!

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My back is hurting me today. Hopefully, I'll be there next time!

    July 8, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hate to change my RSVP at the last minute, I feel like poo and am going to head to the pharmacy and then to bed. Not sharing the love and germs. No, you cannot pray over me. :-)

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Kelly

    I've had a fever for the last couple days. If I feel craptastic when I get off work tomorrow I'll change my RSVP.

    July 7, 2013

    • Laurie

      Hope you are well, Kelly!

      July 8, 2013

  • Windy

    We are sorry to be missing this one. I was really looking forward to the discussion. We have a company retreat this evening. We hope to see you all next month.

    July 8, 2013

    • Laurie

      So sorry you guys can't make it!

      July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hate to miss another one but I'm having a bad day.

    July 8, 2013

    • Laurie

      So sorry! We miss you.

      July 8, 2013

  • Mark W. Gura A.

    Looking forward to the discussion!

    July 7, 2013

  • David H.

    I SO wish I could be at this one . . . but stage duty calls. Hell Week begins Monday for Cabaret at New London. Come check us out 7/12 - 7/28! I also suggested that our Romeo & Juliet Director could come check out our fabulous GUST group! Keep an eye out for Rabekah. Have a fantastic meeting y'all! :)

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to the meeting ...

    July 6, 2013

  • Brandon

    I'll see you all there.

    July 3, 2013

  • Melanie Puckett S.

    One need not believe in miracles to witness or embrace the miraculous beauties of life <3

    June 30, 2013

  • Brian P.

    Sorry, I'll be on vacation.

    June 30, 2013

  • Laurie

    Welcome Joel. We should come up with a topic soon. We do have a topic every month but dealing with a group of freethinkers it can get pretty loosely applied.

    June 27, 2013

  • Joel

    Is there a topic assigned to every monthly meeting? Is there one for this meeting yet?

    June 27, 2013

  • Joel

    Will be my first event, excited to say hi and see what's up.

    June 21, 2013

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