May 12, 2014 · 6:30 PM
Humanist Study Group - Robert Green Ingersoll
This group is devoted to the study of humanism and related topics including the sources of human ethics and morality, how the brain works, anthropology and sociology. This meeting should be our last meeting at the home of John and Paige. We will be discussing speeches and articles by Robert Green Ingersoll, the great agnostic from the last part of the 19th century.
His works can be found at http://infidels.org/library/historical/robert_ingersoll/ . Humanism as a defined belief system had not been developed at the time Ingersoll lived. So, read whatever work(s) you think applies to humanism and try to be prepared to discuss it some. Here are some suggestions:
- Art And Morality
- What Would You Substitute For The Bible As A Moral Guide?
- Civil Rights
- How To Reform Mankind
- Is Divorce Wrong?
- The Jews
- The Limits Of Toleration
- The Circulation Of Obscene Literature
- Political Morality
We meet at a private residence in an apartment complex, so do not park in spaces with numbers on then. Best parking, is the parking row near the tennis courts, but any parking space not numbered will work. The apartment is located off of a sidewalk behind the southern tier of buildings.
This is a potluck, so bring some food, snacks or drinks to share!
If you would like to suggest a topic or be put on an email distribution list and from time to time receive resource materials and reminders, send an email request to [masked] - PLEASE SPECIFY that you want on the Humanist Study Group list!
Also, note that many participants in this group do not reserve through this Meetup site. We generally have a pretty good group, so do not be dissuaded from attending if only a few have signed up here!