The past week has brought us 4 new Cleveland Freethinkers- welcome Cloudberry, Mz Wilcox, Wawa, and Paul!
There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. Almost inevitably some part of him is aware that they are myths and that he believes them only because they are comforting. But he dares not face this thought! Moreover, since he is aware, however dimly, that his opinions are not rational, he becomes furious when they are disputed.
-- Bertrand Russell, Human Society in Ethics and Politics (1954), quoted from James A Haught, "
Breaking the Last Taboo" (1996)
A reminder for our newer members- there are several open polls on our meetup page... they're fun & anonymous!
Also, there are several discussions going on our meetup message board- anyone is welcome to start a new thread, or join in an existing one. You can also check out our "email archive" to track (or respond to) the Cleveland Freethinkers' recent email discussions.