"People who care about the big picture conversing about the big questions."
LUA is an informal group that brings people with different perspectives together to talk about the things that really matter.
• Does life have meaning and value, and if so, on what basis?
• Does the universe have any ultimate purpose or direction?
• Does anything happen for a reason?
If you’re looking for a welcoming place to explore the deeper questions of existence, meaning, value, happiness, and hope for the future, this may be the group for you.
Each meeting will have a set topic and begin with a brief presentation as a launchpad for respectful conversation that both challenges and edifies. We believe in the Socratic ideal that understanding arises out of thoughtful dialogue and honest questions. We hope to show that people with radically different worldviews can still find common ground for fruitful discussions.
LUA was founded by members of South Charlotte Presbyterian Church but is open to people of all religious traditions and none.
"The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while." (Albert Einstein)
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." (Abraham Lincoln)
"Absolute power corrupts absolutely." (Lord Acton)
Power gets a bad rap these days -- or at any rate, those who are "in power" tend to be viewed negatively. Yet at the same time, most people would be happy to have more power themselves!
Does power necessarily corrupt? Or does the problem lie not with power itself but with those who possess it?
What is the difference between good power and bad power?
If there were an Absolute Power in the universe, would that be bad?
Whatever your views on the subject, we hope it's within your power to join us at our next discussion!