On September 13th, 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. Please arrive at 3:45 P.M. so the discussion can begin promptly at 4:00 P.M.
July’s topic will be conducted by Brother Bryan Bunge on Freemasonry and Skepticism: Can Co-Masonry which “seeks to aid each of it’s members in their search after truth and light” be compatible with the Skeptical worldview? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow.
Astronomer and Popular Science Communicator, Carl Sagan, popularized the phrase “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” For many people even this view is too soft to describe the Skeptical movement and Philosophy. In this study we will examine precisely what Skepticism is and what it is not. Is the main function of Skepticism to debunk unscientific claims? Do Skeptics believe that truth exists? Perhaps most importantly, can Co-Masonry which “seeks to aid each of it’s members in their search after truth and light” be compatible with the Skeptical worldview?
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This group, 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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