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A Study of Freemasonry and a worthy life (April 12, 2014)

On April 12, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. the Masonic Philosophical Society will be hosting a study group at the Centerville Library. Each month a different topic, ranging from philosophy and science to religion and metaphysics, is discussed and debated.

April's topic will be conducted by Brother Rochelle Smith, What is the meaning or worth of life and how do you find it in your own life?  After a short lecture a discussion and debate by the group will follow.

Philosopher Will Durant tackles an age old question in his book "On the Meaning of Life", in it he writes a letter to 100 luminaries of the 1930's that were in the arts, politics, religion, and sciences.  He challenged them to not only answer the fundamental question of life's meaning but to also relate how they find meaning, purpose and fulfillment in their own lives.  The same letter will be posed to our study group for dissection and contemplation.  We will review the responses and participate in a lively discussion. We will explore how Freemasonry brings meaning to life in its search for truth.

This group for men and women, which is open to the public, is where non-members can learn more about Freemasonry, as well as meet local Freemasons.

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  • Matias C.

    Great discussion on our origin and destiny.

    April 14, 2014

  • Matias C.

    I very interested to hearing everyone's opinion on this subject. What is a worthy life? I ask people sometimes why they live, for what, and surprisingly, many have never thought of the question.

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • Jennifer

      I believe that although it is both nature and nurture, nurture may have the greatest influence.

      April 6, 2014

    • Wyatt K.

      I think the answer is simple, like taking a test in school and the answer is within the question itself; What is the meaning of life? Perhaps, it is simply a life of meaning. And perhaps the purpose of life is simply a life of purpose. Both of these concepts are subjective, as meaning and purpose are different for everyone, but I believe this is the nature and nurture, naturally, we seek to have a voice and to have it heard, however it is nurture that may dictate just what that voice says.

      April 14, 2014

  • Wyatt K.

    Couldn't make it on account of a broken down vehicle, very disappointing as it was a topic I had a lot to say about. Hope to see you guys at the next meeting, apologies.

    April 14, 2014

  • Claradene

    Rochelle's presentation was remarkable. !! To quote John O'Donohue's poem, "Fluent," : in that we need to practice the befriending both of Life and Death. He writes; " I would love to live.... Like a river flows. Carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. " unquote.

    April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will make it eventually.

    April 12, 2014

  • Christian

    Good subject.

    March 26, 2014

  • AJ

    Looking foreword

    February 21, 2014

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