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What does it mean to be a Seeker? Does it mean checking your brain at the door of a church, synagogue or temple, and trusting someone else to tell you what Truth is? Does it mean owning shelves full of science texts and keeping your nose buried in the latest peer-reviewed journals? Does it mean spending hours in silent contemplation, turning the mind inward upon itself in search of some elusive epiphany? Or does it mean staring into the star-drenched night sky, pondering your individual worth amidst such a vast and seemingly uncaring Universe?

Perhaps being a Seeker means none of these. Perhaps seeking means letting go of certainty. Relaxing into the questions. Embracing the journey.

SEEKERS Anonymous (SA) is a diverse community of believers, skeptics and spiritual seekers, who come together to search for meaning in this complex, wondrous Universe we call home. Our goal is to provide a safe space to search for Truth, regardless of your starting point. Whether you are a person of faith struggling with doubt, an Exvangelical, or a lifelong secular Humanist, we welcome all those who approach Truth with open minds and caring hearts. SA is a community that values each individual’s beliefs (or lack thereof), and supports the pursuit of Truth above all else. The primary goal of SA is to question, examine, and, above all, learn – there is much about our magnificent world that even its best minds don’t yet understand.

The DC Metro Chapter of SEEKERS Anonymous is pleased to join with the IMAGINE! community ( http://liveimagining.com ) to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for like-minded people to engage questions that challenge faith, share honest dialogue, and perhaps gain a deeper sense of what it means to be part of such a magnificent Universe. We will be launching our 2019 season with a brand new series, “Peeling the Cosmic Onion – A Journey of Spiritual Transformation”. If you have an open mind and a passion for exploring the limits of human knowledge, we invite you to join us as we seek Truth, together.

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Week 3 - Deconstructing Religious Systems

Ridgetop Coffee and Tea

Week 3 - "Peeling the Cosmic Onion", a Journey of Spiritual Transformation So far in our journey, we have been "clearing the path ahead", so to speak, by examining the barriers which fundamentalist western religion can sometimes put in our way. When belief systems stifle the imagination, hamper critical thinking, or encourage the rejection of scientific facts, our search for Truth can suffer greatly. In our first two meetings, we took a closer look at the traditional view of Hell, as presented by much of western culture, and examined the different ways in which people interpret religious texts, focusing specifically on the Judeo-Christian scriptures. We found that the doctrine of Hell can cause lasting damage to both those who adhere to it, as well as those it demonizes, and that, while the Bible can be a valuable resource in its own right, ignoring its inherent historical context and weaponizing it to hurt others can have tragic consequences. At our next meetup, we will finally confront the source of these stumbling blocks by critiquing religious systems themselves. While western Christianity is necessarily our focus, we welcome other perspectives on other world religions and how they can enrich and/or damage people's lives. Please consider joining us at Ridgetop Coffee & Tea in Sterling, starting at 7:00pm on Monday, June 3, as we conclude the first section of Part 1 of our Series! If you are unable to make it in person, but are interested in attending remotely, please post a comment in the event Discussion. We have the technical capability to allow remote participation via Zoom, but have thus far not had the demand for it. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you on the 3rd!

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Week 2 - Deconstructing God's Word

Ridgetop Coffee and Tea

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