Leap of faith

  • April 17, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Living in a time where human activities are imposing enormous costs on the Earth's climate and other life-support systems (loss of forests, fisheries, species, climatic stability), where the level of environmental destruction is very high and, in most cases, rising rapidly, where the expansion of human populations and, even more, economic activity are the main drivers of these momentous transformations, what or whom do you have faith in ? Do you believe in a God or some higher power that will help us get through this crisis ? Do you put your faith in science and technology, or our political leaders ? In the common sense of humanity ? In the young generation, who will fix all the problems we created for them ? In other life forms that may appear from space to help us ? Are you a skeptic or even a cynic, who does not have any faith at all ? What do you believe in and how do you practise this belief ? 

Looking forward to hearing your personal views and experiences.

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  • Maureen

    Great meeting, lively and diverse, you were missed.

    April 18

  • Gloriann

    Great discussion, quite inspiring, thanks.

    1 · April 17

  • Ziggy

    Hi everybody, so sorry I can't make it to the meeting today. One of the disadvantages of living on Waiheke Island... in a big storm like today, the ferries sometimes get cancelled. I'm especially sad not to be there tonight, because there are quite a few new members I would have liked to welcome to the group personally. I will have to do this next time ! Hope you have a good discussion anyway, and fill me in next time, because the topic is one that's important to me.
    Greetings from 'overseas'. Ziggy

    April 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for late change. Need medical appointment and only available between 6-7pm. Hope not to late four someone else to fill the space.

    April 17

  • Paul T.

    Getting a gastroscapy tomorrow so will not be permitted to drive. See you all in 2 weeks

    April 16

    • Anita Du Plessis D.

      Hi any possibility of me getting pauls place? Good luck with the procedure Paul. Speedy recovery. :-)

      April 16

    • Anita Du Plessis D.

      I am so sorry but coming down with a flu... not a great idea going out in this cyclone! Sorry ziggy and pete. .. its only a cyclone combined with flu that will keep me away from this meetup. :-)

      April 17

  • Trudy de G.

    Sorry people not able to make it, so hopefully this will make someone waiting happy.
    Happy Eastern every one. Maybe see you in two weeks.

    April 17

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