On June 21, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. the Masonic Philosophical Society will be hosting a study group at the Evanston Public Library. Each Meetup a different topic, ranging from philosophy and science to religion and metaphysics, is discussed, debated and related to the principles of Freemasonry.
June's topic will be conducted by Brother Matias Cumsille on The Age of Enlightenment and Freemasonry. After a short Lecture a discussion and debate by all members of the study group will follow.
The Age of Enlightenment was a cultural movement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_movement) of intellectuals in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its purpose was to reform the way of thinking by the use of reason, to challenge ideas grounded in tradition and faith, and advancing knowledge through the scientific method. It promoted scientific thought, skepticism and intellectual interchange and completely opposed any kind of superstition, intolerance and abuses of power by the church and the state.
This group for men and women, which is open to the public, is where non-members can learn more about Freemasonry, as well as meet local Freemasons.