What we're about

This group is for like-minded people who enjoy discussing the big and the hard questions. This is not a group for those that already KNOW they have the answers to the hard questions. Rather, the group is for those that have hard questions, like to ponder possible answers to such questions, and want to see how their answers or philosophies stand up to some hard scrutiny.
Our topics lean towards the truth, theology, philosophy, science, morality, and spirituality.
Everyone is welcome whether you're a Buddhist, Communist, Materialist, Christian, Atheist, Mentalist, Seeker, Agnostic, Freethinker, Skeptic, Humanist, Heretic, Do-gooder, Scientist, Philosopher, Doubter, Faithhealer, or anything else. All are welcome. Indeed, diversity of thought is highly desired.
The group will involve fun and intense discussions like what you might have with good friends in a coffee shop. We always meet at the Panera's on Wm. Cannon at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Usually the first or third Thursday of the month.

After the meeting, we hang out on the patio to socialize. If the weather is cold or rainy, we will go to a nearby restaurant.

We have four core rules:
1. Mutual respect for each other at all times

2. Allow space for all to participate

3. Stay on topic

4. Always seek the truth no matter where that leads us

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Are dreams important?

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Current topic: Are dreams important?

Why do we dream? Is it just to process the day’s events? To enhance memory retention? To solve problems? To plan for the future in case we encounter the same situations again? Imagine things we might want for the future?

Are nightmares a way to prepare us to face danger in the real world? Do nightmares help us process emotional distress from trauma?

Science shows that nearly everyone dreams. If dreams are so important, why don't we remember them more often?

We spend a great deal of our lives sleeping and dreaming. Is the dream world just as valid as the waking world?

Is there any connection between a rich dream life and creativity?

Not all dreams are the same. What is the significance of review dreams, vs. prophecy, aware, vivid, lucid, etc.?

Is lucid dreaming similar to virtual reality? Is there value in learning how to lucid dream?

What does dream interpretation tell us about ourselves?

https://www.verywellmind.com/why-do-we-dream-top-dream-theories-2795931

https://sites.psu.edu/siowfa16/2016/10/18/do-dreams-mean-anything/

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/21stC/issue-3.4/breecher.html

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/dreams/dangers-of-lucid-dreaming

We have four core rules:

1. Mutual respect always
2. Allow space for all to participate
3. Stay on topic
4. Always seek the truth no matter where that leads us

This group is for like-minded people who enjoy discussing the big and the hard questions. We will always be seeking the truth. Our topics will include truth, philosophy, science, morality, and spirituality.

Note: This is not a group for those that already KNOW they have the answers to the hard questions. Rather, this is a group for those that have hard questions, like to ponder possible answers to such questions, and want to see how their answers or philosophies stand up to hard scrutiny

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This is a place holder for those who like to know the dates in advance. I'll announce a topic and publish it closer to the date.

Jerrie

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This is a place holder for those who like to know the dates in advance. I'll announce a topic and publish it closer to the date.

Jerrie

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What is Consciousness?

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