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Meeting Canceled Tomorrow!!! (Sunday, 12/9/18) (Due to weather) - I have no idea how bad it will be tomorrow, but there will certainly be increased danger in travel due to the weather, and I figure that early notification is better than last minute notification. Our next meeting is scheduled for 12/23/18, as Bill Van F. Dec 8, 2018 9:05 PM
Important discovery! Message Board found! - To all members: I had wondered whatever happened to our Discussion Board.  It had been accessible under the Discussions tab, but then disappeared.  It is now under the More tab (right next to the Discussions tab).  Click on the More tab, and Bill Van F. Jul 22, 2018 3:08 PM
Update regarding Humanianity - For those interested in the concept of Humanianity, s ignificant improvements have been made in the content of the HOME section of the website, especially in the first two pages (GENERAL INTRO and SPECIFIC INTRO). The improvements have to do with Bill Van F. Jul 7, 2018 1:41 PM
Whoops! Wrong group's email. Please disrgard. - Sorry again! Bill Van Fleet Bill Van F. Dec 12, 2017 6:10 PM
CHARLOTTE HUMANIANITY WEEKLY – Late Reminder! We meet today (Tuesday, 12/12/2017) at 7PM, as usual - Sorry!!  I forgot to send out the weekly until just now.  Hope you come anyway, at our usual time. Bill Van Fleet   Bill Van F. Dec 12, 2017 6:08 PM
Meeting on X-mas eve CANCELED - We have decided not to meet on X-mas eve.  We meet every second and fourth Sunday, so the next meeting will be on January 14, 2018. Have a good holiday season! Bill Van Fleet Bill Van F. Dec 10, 2017 11:03 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Are you optimistic and interested? - The article felt abstract and sterile. I did not see any practical advice or relevance. Joe Oct 29, 2017 1:47 AM
Are you optimistic and interested? - If you are interested in philosophy, I think you will be interested in this article .  I will appreciate any feedback regarding it. Bill Van Fleet Bill Van F. Oct 26, 2017 10:38 PM
You might be interested - Every now and then, I call your attention to the humanianity.com website,  https://humanianity.com/humani­anity/humhome.php . If you indeed do have a strong interest in philosophical issues, I Bill Van F. Aug 15, 2017 2:44 PM
An invitation by one of our members - Julie (Ostergaard) McElmurry, one of our members, has asked me to pass on this invitation to a philosophy-related event (in her words): Hi, fellow thinkers. You are invited to a special screening of a 30 minute documentary I' Bill Van F. Feb 25, 2017 12:53 PM
Corrected message: This evening's meeting, and plan for the next (in 2 weeks) - ( The link for what we will be covering in our next meeting was defective, corrected in this message.) We had a very interesting and lively discussion about the HUEP (Humanian ultimate ethical principle), in Bill Van F. Feb 4, 2017 6:58 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] CORRECTION: C.H. meeting is Wed 1/18/17! (Not 1/17/17) - is it  REUEP? On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 12:11 Mike Jan 22, 2017 12:12 AM
Re: [philosophy-240] CORRECTION: C.H. meeting is Wed 1/18/17! (Not 1/17/17) - See you then, Bill. Mike Jan 18, 2017 1:20 AM
CORRECTION: C.H. meeting is Wed 1/18/17! (Not 1/17/17) - Tomorrow (Wed) is 1/ 18 /17.  Hope I didn't throw anyone off.  The meeting is tomorrow (Wed). Sorry! Bill Bill Van F. Jan 17, 2017 10:42 PM
Invitation to C.H. meeting at Mugs Coffee 1/17/17 Wed 7PM-9PM - It has occurred to me that there may be a few members of our group who might be interested in attending tomorrow evening's meeting of Charlotte Humanianity (Meetup).  The following link gives a description: https://www.meetup.com/Humania­nity-o Bill Van F. Jan 17, 2017 2:33 PM
We have canceled our meeting on Sunday 12/25/2016 - We made this decision in our last meeting (Sunday 12/11/2016). We will resume next year (2017) on our usual schedule. Bill Bill Van F. Dec 16, 2016 5:29 AM
RE: [philosophy-240] Let's stop tomorrow's meeting at 8:30PM so people can watch the debate - Jim K. Oct 9, 2016 2:30 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Let's stop tomorrow's meeting at 8:30PM so people can watch the debate - Jim K. Oct 9, 2016 2:24 PM
Let's stop tomorrow's meeting at 8:30PM so people can watch the debate - Does this sound acceptable? If you usually come, but are not going to come tomorrow (10/9/2016), please RSVP 'No'.  If you are coming, it will be helpful to RSVP 'Yes', but not necessary. Our meeting is still scheduled per usual. Bill Van F. Oct 8, 2016 3:19 PM
Remember the meeting tonight of Charlotte Humanianity to which you are invited! - 7PM at Wedgewood, same place we meet for our group. Bill Bill Van F. Jul 17, 2016 3:12 PM
You may be interested... - On the Sunday evenings that our group does not meet, there now instead will be a meeting of Charlotte Humanianity, same time and place .  There we want to Bill Van F. Jul 12, 2016 10:32 PM
Some ideas - There may be some interesting ideas on the improved Humanianity Home page for tomorrow's meeting (5/8/2016). https://humanianity.com/humani­anity/humanianity_home.html Bill Bill Van F. May 7, 2016 11:51 PM
Where do you meet on Sunday, March 27 at 7:00? I look forward to attending. Thank you - Friday, 3/18 Sent from my iPhone James B. Mar 18, 2016 2:13 AM
A significant development for those interested - Some of you have been interested in the Humanianity project.  The Home page has just been significantly improved, and can serve as a study guide for those who want to know more about the concept.  I am also interested in any feedback. Humania Bill Van F. Mar 17, 2016 11:18 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] ALERT! ALERT! NEW MEETING PLACE!! (and something else) - Preview not available Pero B. Mar 31, 2015 12:48 AM
RE: [philosophy-240] ALERT! ALERT! NEW MEETING PLACE!! (and something else) - I see, yes, I guess I should have put yesterday's meeting on Bill Van F. Mar 30, 2015 11:26 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] ALERT! ALERT! NEW MEETING PLACE!! (and something else) - Preview not available Pero B. Mar 30, 2015 10:41 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] ALERT! ALERT! NEW MEETING PLACE!! (and something else) - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 30, 2015 9:41 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] email discussions? - Preview not available Wendy R Mar 30, 2015 8:11 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] ALERT! ALERT! NEW MEETING PLACE!! (and something else) - Preview not available Pero B. Mar 30, 2015 6:17 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] ALERT! ALERT! NEW MEETING PLACE!! (and something else) - Please continue the the email thread. Those that do not Jasmine Mar 30, 2015 5:34 PM
ALERT! ALERT! NEW MEETING PLACE!! (and something else) - Main message: We are no longer meeting at Amelie's, but instead in the Recreation Hall of Wedgewood Church, a very liberal church that welcomes all religions, atheists, agnostics, minorities, etc.  Our group is not a function of that chu Bill Van F. Mar 30, 2015 5:25 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 25, 2015 5:03 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Jay H. Mar 25, 2015 3:14 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 25, 2015 12:18 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Special Meeting at Wedgewood Church this Sunday! - Please remove me from email list. Thank you Sent from my iPhone On Mar 25, 2015, at 12:27 AM, Bill Van Fleet < Jim T. Mar 25, 2015 7:24 AM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - By what authority? That's what you advocate but some disagree they think they should do when ever they want regardless of who it hurts. Why put your position above theirs? On Mar 21,[masked]:37 PM, "Bill Greg M. Mar 25, 2015 6:47 AM
Special Meeting at Wedgewood Church this Sunday! - As we have decided in our meetings, we are considering moving our meetings from Amelie's, where our reservation is somewhat uncertain, to the Recreation Hall of Wedgewood Church.  We are having a trial meeting this Sunday, 3/29/2015, at our usual time Bill Van F. Mar 25, 2015 12:27 AM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Rick Mar 23, 2015 9:50 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - What if we treated death as a disease and wiped it out. Then no one has to say goodbye to anyone. Then I don't need God for a longer life. On Mar 22,[masked]:04 AM, "Matthew Lefevre" < Matthew L. Mar 22, 2015 11:15 AM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - But what if you believe that "there cannot be nothing". Then there doesn't need to be a Cause. On Mar 22,[masked]:36 AM, "Greg McLauchlin" < gre Matthew L. Mar 22, 2015 11:04 AM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - I have come to the conclusion that I cannot convince you that there is a God and you cannot convince me that there is no God. So, I have a confession to make. My path to salvation through Christ was not an intellectual jo Greg M. Mar 22, 2015 9:02 AM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - My friend, if the world as we know came into to being by accident then someone or something had to cause it. A glass of milk can't just fall over on the table, there has to be a cause. God is often referred to as the "First Ca Greg M. Mar 22, 2015 8:35 AM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 21, 2015 6:36 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Rick Mar 21, 2015 6:24 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Some much needed comedic relief - Preview not available Jasmine Mar 21, 2015 2:51 PM
Some much needed comedic relief - Preview not available Robert Mar 21, 2015 2:48 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Robert Mar 20, 2015 10:52 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 20, 2015 9:09 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Robert Mar 20, 2015 6:16 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 20, 2015 5:44 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Robert Mar 20, 2015 3:46 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - Yes  the belief in gods did come before Plato.   Plato came up with the two worlds scenario.   The mirrored world to this one.   I'm sure primitive man came up with gods to try and scientifically prove all the phenomenon around h Peter Mar 20, 2015 3:37 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Robert Mar 20, 2015 3:18 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 20, 2015 2:54 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 20, 2015 2:53 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 20, 2015 2:48 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 20, 2015 2:45 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 20, 2015 2:43 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 20, 2015 2:41 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - Neanderthals long since gone.   Aliens,  have not been proven.  But I did leave out Bigfoot.     Peter Mar 20, 2015 2:22 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - Peter, Would individual rights apply to extraterrestials? Artificial intelligent beings? Uplifted animals? Neanderthals? Matt On Mar 20,[masked]:41 PM, "Peter" < Matthew L. Mar 20, 2015 2:16 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - You are right of course, although thankfully significantly less. Best Regards, Eli facebook "It is not enough that a thing be possible for it to be believed."       - Voltaire ------------------------------­-------------- On Fri, 3/20/ Elizabeth Del R. Mar 20, 2015 2:10 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Robert Mar 20, 2015 1:55 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Robert Mar 20, 2015 1:53 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - @Peter small digression on the "starving people of Africa" comment, specifically it is sub-saharan Africa that has the highest undernourishment issues not the entire continent. Also statistically there are more starving people in the continent of Asia spe Elizabeth Del R. Mar 20, 2015 1:52 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Robert Mar 20, 2015 1:43 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - Yes mans mind. I believe Plato was a man Sent from my iPhone On Mar 20, 2015, at 13:29, Robert < Peter Mar 20, 2015 1:41 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - Animals other than man cannot develop concepts based on their perception so there is no rational thinking so in essence can't have rights violated. Peter Mar 20, 2015 1:39 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Robert Mar 20, 2015 1:28 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Robert Mar 20, 2015 1:14 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Robert Mar 20, 2015 1:12 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - I think they were talking about vegans, vegetarians, animal Jasmine Mar 20, 2015 12:43 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - Nice try.   Individual rights do not apply to other animals.  Only humans because we have the ability to reason.  Peter Mar 20, 2015 12:41 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - This question was proposed and I would like to answer it.   Robert, Followed your conversations and am curious Peter Mar 20, 2015 12:36 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - I violate the rights of an individual everytime I eat a cheeseburger. So it's really more about if I have a "good" reason, right? On Mar 20,[masked]:11 PM, "Peter" < Matthew L. Mar 20, 2015 12:28 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - ....also, if concept of "right" is arbitrary, that kills all concept of ethics. If we can't say what's "right" therefore we can't say what's ethica Pero B. Mar 20, 2015 12:22 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - Being right is not arbitrary.  Its based upon the rights of the individual and treating him/her based upon those rights.   As long as you don't infringe upon someone's rights then you cannot be accused of violating them.   Peter Mar 20, 2015 12:10 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - This seems very human focused. If I were to slap some labels on myself temporarily I would classify myself as a: Caucasian Male Human I have no automatic allegiance to Caucasians. I have no automatic a Matthew L. Mar 20, 2015 12:07 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 20, 2015 11:32 AM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 20, 2015 11:31 AM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 20, 2015 11:29 AM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 20, 2015 11:26 AM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - Yes. Loving the discussion here. I have to admit I don't have a lot of people in my circle of friends or family that enjoy deep conversation or respectful debate on alternate points of view. I hope to meet you guys in person at some point Matthew L. Mar 20, 2015 8:23 AM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - Matt, I think Jasmine Mar 20, 2015 8:15 AM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Agree. Right is arbitrary.  Often a shift in perspective will do the trick. Take a wolf and a sheep. The wolf thinks it is ok to eat sheep and the sheep does not think this is right. Matt Matthew L. Mar 20, 2015 8:10 AM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - Perfect response. This leads to subjectivism then anarchy or tyranny. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 20, 2015, at 7:04 AM, R Robert Mar 20, 2015 8:10 AM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Rick Mar 20, 2015 7:04 AM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 19, 2015 12:20 AM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Robert Mar 18, 2015 10:55 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Robert Mar 18, 2015 10:47 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 18, 2015 9:40 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 18, 2015 9:36 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Robert Mar 18, 2015 6:17 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - Hello Bill, Elizabeth Del R. Mar 18, 2015 2:52 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 18, 2015 2:37 PM
Re: [philosophy-240] Re- - Bill, that is a fantastic idea. Now if you could define God, nothing in infinity, I greatly appreciate it. Then I think we would have a very educat Robert Mar 18, 2015 2:33 PM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 18, 2015 11:49 AM
RE: [philosophy-240] Re- - Preview not available Bill Van F. Mar 18, 2015 11:47 AM
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