Week 2 - "Peeling the Cosmic Onion", a Journey of Spiritual Transformation
A bit of context for those just joining our journey:
As we begin to examine the impact that our scientific and philosophical views have on our spirituality, it is important to understand how some doctrines often found in more fundamentalist western religions may, in fact, hinder our pursuit of Truth.
At our last meeting, using Rob Bell's "Love Wins" as a guide, we confronted the doctrine of Hell, as presented by much of Western Christianity today. We discussed the potential damage that this exclusivist view can do to those who have never been exposed to an alternative viewpoint, and the very real harm this belief system does to the groups that it demonizes. SEEKERS Anonymous instead chooses to embrace a philosophy of radical inclusion based on love rather than judgment.
At our next meetup, we will take a closer look at the various ways in which religious texts can be interpreted, focusing specifically on the Judeo-Christian scriptures. Please consider joining us at Ridgetop Coffee & Tea in Sterling, starting at 7:00pm on Monday, May 13, for what is sure to be a rousing discussion!
If you are unable to make it in person, but are interested in attending remotely, please post a comment in the event Discussion. I am presently working out some details to hopefully allow remote participation via Zoom, and will provide more information as it becomes available.
Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you on the 13th!