What we're about

Group for like-minded people who like discussing the big and the hard questions. We will always be seeking the truth. We will talk about things like the truth, theology, philosophy, science, morality, and spirituality.

Everyone is welcome. Don't care if 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 you have with good friends in a coffee shop. Indeed, we will often meet in a coffee shop or something like that. And in south or southwest Austin.

Examples of some the questions that we might discuss include: What is truth? Reality? Is the material universe all that there is? Is anything transcendent? What is beauty? Evolution? Is there a God? If so, what is his/her nature? Can we even know if there is a God? Why does a round pizza come in a square box? Is agnosticism the only rational choice? Did Jesus Christ exist? If there is a God, why is the world so messed up? Why is logic logical? Infinite multiple universes? Dark matter/energy? Are all religions valid? Zombies? How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

We have three core rules:

1. Mutual respect for each other at all times

2. Always seek the truth no matter where that leads

3. Stay on topic

Note that this is not a group for those that KNOW that 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/or want to see how their possible answers stand up to some hard scrutiny.

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Best question in all of Creation: Is this a creation?

Are we created? Are all things created? Is the universe created? If so, what evidence and reason leads to that conclusion? If so, then created by whom or what? What is the nature of such a creator? If no creation, what evidence, and reason lead to that conclusion? If this is not a creation, then how did it come about? Are some things created and not others? === http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creator_deity http://creation.com/if-god-created-the-universe-then-who-created-god http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/09/02/hawking.god.universe/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-alan-lurie/why-atheists-refuse-to-consider-a-creator_b_1303613.html

Religion? Is it a good thing? A bad thing?

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What is religion? According to dictionary.com: 1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. 2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion. 3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions. 4. the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion. 5. the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith. What is your definition? What does "religion" mean to you? Are you religious? Do you need it? Is religion just about morals? How do morals and religion relate? Overall, is it a good thing? Or a bad thing? Is it helpful or harmful? How? Is it useful? If so, to what end? Is religion antiquated? Is religion just a matter of style? Are any of the religions true? Are they all false? Are religions just different paths up the same spiritual mountain? http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/religion http://atheism.about.com/od/religiondefinition/a/functional_2.htm http://www.religion-online.org/ http://www.religionfacts.com/big_religion_chart.htm http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-five-major-world-religions-john-bellaimey#review

Value? What has intrinsic value? Do you have value?

What is value? What makes something have value? What, if anything, has intrinsic value? That is, what has value that that thing has “in itself,” or “for its own sake,” or “as such,” or “in its own right.” What, if anything, has an independent or unconditional value. That is, its value stands on its own and is not based on the value or influence of something else. Are all good things valuable? Are any bad things valuable? Are the concepts of good/bad associated with value? What do you value? Why? Do you have value? Why and how? Do you value yourself? If so, why and how? According to this website ( http://www.datagenetics.com/blog/april12011/), the human body is composed of material that is worth about $160. https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/value-intrinsic-extrinsic/ http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/what-determines-your-personal-value/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_theory https://philosophy.hku.hk/think/value/index.php

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What makes you be you?

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