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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Forgiveness?

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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. 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 CURRENT TOPIC: Forgiveness? What is forgiveness? What does it mean to forgive? Why should you forgive? Why is forgiveness an important tenant of so many world religions? Are there instances when you should not forgive? Does our unwillingness to forgive make us victims? How does a victim mentality affect our ability to respond to circumstances? https://www.salon.com/2017/01/27/why-forgive-exploring-the-complexities-of-forgiveness-on-holocaust-remembrance-day_partner/ https://nexusnovel.wordpress.com/2007/01/03/forgiveness-in-different-religions/ http://www.hindupedia.com/en/Ideals_and_Values/Forgiveness https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/06/dylann-roof-manifesto-forgiveness/396428/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/24/truth-justice-reconciliation-civil-war-conflict https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/forgiveness/art-20047692 https://www.psychiatrypodcast.com/psychiatry-psychotherapy-podcast/2019/4/10/what-is-forgiveness http://olympos.cz/Antika/Uceni/Sarkissian/Pope.pdf

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On what basis do you determine the truth?

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