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Roundtable


Group Leader: Not Decided

This group replaces the Philosophy Group.
which was suspended at the beginning of December, 2019

Last Meeeting: March 11, 2020

Description:  The topic of discussion is - “What would be appropriate and productive for Humanists sharing their thoughts?” Are we missing the opportunity to articulate the secular humanist philosophy to some people who might never otherwise experience a more intellectually free and honest way of thinking about religion. (If organized religion requires of its adherents that they "witness" their beliefs, in a nation where religious and intellectual freedom is prized and guaranteed, secular humanists have every right to do the same, not to upset and disturb others, but to help them free themselves from dogmatic, rigid and often crushing religious practices.)

Facilitators:  Dave Helgager and Dan Dana

In the first round, each member has up to five minutes to share their thoughts. Time permitting, in a second round we will give everyone an opportunity to pose a brief question or summary comment.


Previous Meeeting:

Date: Jan. 29 (1:15 - 2:45pm)

Fascilitators: David Helgager and Jack Davis

Description: On the recent anniversary of Martin Luther's excommunication from the Catholic Church in 1521, for questioning the church's selling of indulgences, a couple of us shared a few cathartic personal stories about the religious indoctrination we were exposed to (endured) in our formative years. This led to some thinking about when and what made us start thinking for ourselves about religion, and how that changed the direction of our lives.

Thinking we could use a break from the current political discord, we suggested that this as the topic for a "Roundtable" discussion.  Each member had up to five minutes to share their experiences, followed by another round of comments or questions arose. We then had a final "wrapup" round of comments regarding what was learned from the discussion.

 

 

 

Our First Meeting: December 11, 2019

Subject: The Impeacment Process

A very enthusiastic crowd met,
and broadly participated in the discussion.
While there were differences in opinion,
all speakers were treated with respect.

If only Congress could behave similarly.

If you have ideas for the January meeting,
or would like to lead this group
please let the the website editor know.

Earlier Meeting: January 8, 2020

Topic: Politics in 2020

A very sucessful turnout, with nearly every attendee participating.

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