Third Tues dinner and topical discussion

Dinner and socializing, followed by a discussion on the evening's topic which is generally announced in advance.

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  • Jerry W.

    I very much enjoyed this dicsussion. Everyone was considerate of other folks' opinions, and over the hour various speakers brought out all the main aspects of the topic. It was fun!

    May 22, 2013

  • Bonnie B. M.

    I enjoyed the subject very much. It seems that being a "skeptic" is pretty boring if you don't have some ideas to take the place of all the religious "stuff". We know so little really about what is "out there", yet it is fascinating to me to know more. And the ideas of quantum physics have made me hungry for more knowledge along those lines.

    It all rests in knowledge. My feelings about secular religion are mostly tolerant (unless a particular religion is trying to kill me) but colored with the belief that the "Believers" simply have not educated themselves enough yet to see how UNbelievable all religions are. But it is still possible to be Spiritual in that I believe there is something more than just us out there....No telling what exactly. But that is what makes the discussion so interesting.

    May 22, 2013

  • stan l.

    will miss you.

    May 22, 2013

  • richard L.

    very, very good. well focused

    May 22, 2013

  • Mrrzy

    I miss this one, we'll be overseas... rats! I found a great graphic on spiritual vs religious.

    1 · April 19, 2013

    • stan l.

      where, in the jungle?

      April 19, 2013

    • Mrrzy

      Of Paris, yes!

      April 19, 2013

  • Jerry W.

    The Discussion Topic for the 5/21 Dinner Meeting is "Can Skeptics be Spiritual?" My own answer is "Yes," but "spiritual" is probably the wrong word, because it is laden with centuries of religious connotation. But I think Skeptics have many ways to feel more alive, celebratory, aware, more deeply CONNECTED to the universe. Zen Meditation, Native American dance, study of Set Theory, looking at a moonlit pond while listening to the Moonlight Sonata, and many other practices can make a person feel more connected to the universe. From a sea of undifferentiated quarks immediately after the Big Bang, our universe has grown more and more complex. We are part of the Growing, Organizing, Direction of the universe; and (to me) this secular "G>O>D>" is very inspirational and yet completely science-based. What do you think? What makes YOUR mind "glow"?

    April 19, 2013

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