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The 12 Worst Ideas Organized Religion Has Unleashed On the World
Over the course of human history, there have been many technological innovations. Some have brought great benefit. Others we would have been better off without: the development of nuclear weapons comes immediately to mind. Religions tend to invent ideas or concepts rather than technologies, but like every other creative human enterprise, they produce some very bad ideas along with the many good ones. Join us as we discuss candidates for a “worst 12” list … as we discuss the harm such ideas have caused … as we discuss what, if anything, can be done to consign these ideas to the dustbin of history. Please note that this discussion will NOT be an attack on any organized religion. Rather, it will simply be an acknowledgement that along with the many good ideas for which organized religion is responsible, there are some ideas that have caused more harm than good.

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Given a moment's thought, most of us can almost certainly think of questions for which we've not yet discovered a fully satisfying answer. Most of us can identify significant issues that have no obvious resolution. Join us as we consider a variety of relevant topics in an atmosphere that facilitates an exchange of ideas ... the sharing of alternative points of view. If you think you MIGHT have an answer worth considering, come share it with us. If you KNOW you have THE one and only answer, this might not be the group for you. The "With an Open Mind" Discussion Group uses a "moderated" discussion format. The discussion leader will keep the discussion focused and encourage adherence to established ground rules that give EVERY participant the opportunity to share his or her thoughts in a non-confrontational manner. No advance preparation is required. No political or religious perspective is assumed or excluded. The expectation is that all who participate will, during the course of the discussion, further develop their own, personal views through publically voicing their current thinking and respectfully listening to the thoughts of others.

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