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San Francisco Gay Men's Salon Message Board › Info on The Next Gay Intellectual Salon Meetup- Weds. SEVEN p.m.

Info on The Next Gay Intellectual Salon Meetup- Weds. SEVEN p.m.

Lee R.
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San Francisco, CA
The Good Life -- Religion, Spirituality and the Gay Person -- Weds. May 30, 2012; 7 (Seven) p.m.

•Is this Meetup of the Gay Salon for you?
•IT'S FOR -- Believers, Non-believers & Questioning!

It's for atheists and agnostics, for priests and parishioners, for the spiritual and for the religious, for those convinced they have The Answer and for those with only The Question -- and even for those who just wish the whole issue would go away.

Some have told us --" I don't think this is relevant for me as I'm not religious." An unsurprising view considering the difference in perspectives of religion and science on an intellectual level, the distress many gay people suffered on a personal level in growing up under religious condemnation, and the strong conjunction between competing organized religions and devastatingly destructive wars. Yet ignoring things, which are uncomfortable but overwhelmingly present doesn't make them go away.

It has been said that "The unexamined life is not worth living." -- by Socrates at his trial for heresy even before the spread of monotheism! The purpose of our Salon, this one and the others in our series on "The Good Life", is to bring our intelligence, analytical, emotional and other aspects, to bear on major components of our lives as gay men, as participants to some degree in gay community and as members, reluctant or not, of a larger society, including religions, which affect every aspects of our living -- and our dying.

What we examine together may come to trouble us less. We may change our frame of understanding; we may find alternatives; we may take comfort and knowledge from the experience of others and their similar -- or different -- perspectives on such experiences.

Our special guest speaker will be Professor Bernard Schlager from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley Professor Schlager will provide a short introduction to our topic which will then be followed by our usual discussion.

We look forward to seeing you all.

The Event Organizers, Carlos, Ed, Lee and Richard
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