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Kansas Study Center

The Masonic Philosophical Society has been growing throughout the world steadily. While we offer many different resources for our members to grow and learn online, there is simply no substitute for attending the Study Center nearest you. When you attend a Study Center of the Masonic Philosophical Society you will have the opportunity, not only to hear from a speaker, but to participate in the dialogue.

Kansas Study Center
14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO
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Who were the Druids?
Date: 7/15/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: History
Presenter: Katie Cumsille
Synopsis: The secrecy of an institution will always bring the fascination and scrutiny of outsiders. Like Freemasonry, the Druid religion has drawn inquisition because of its secrecy as well as historians knowing very little of this once prevalent religion. Speculation and questions have run rampant as the modern man tries to bring the priest-class of the Celts back from the recesses of religion's evolutionary tree. But of all of these questions, the most fundamental one that will set us off on adventure of dark-hooded robes and human sacrifices is, who were the Druids?

How can We Discern what is Really True in History?
Date: 8/19/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: History
Presenter: Janet Lowther
Synopsis: History is written by the victors. For an example, for years Generals Sherman and Sheridan were heroes of the Indian Wars. Now their status of heroes is being reconsidered by many insomuch that some have relegated them to war criminals! With history being built on the perspectives of those who have "won", how do we distinguish between their propaganda and what really happened? Join us as we use the Masonic tool of inquiry to investigate history, her flaws, and how we can discern the truth in events so long ago.

Does rational thought have a limit?
Date: 9/16/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Literature
Presenter: Katie Cumsille
Synopsis: Isaac Asimov, a world-renowned author and biochemist, wrote many wonderful fanatical stories of artificial intelligence. One of his short stories, known as Reason, gives a compelling argument on the limits of rational thought and creation. Join us as we take an outsider's perspective on Asimov's tale and look inwardly in how we derive our beliefs and what we consider to be truth.

TBA
Date: 10/21/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: TBA
Synopsis: TBA

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"Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them."
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