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Is Duty as Inflexible as Fate?
Date: 5/31/2018 7:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: Kale Johnson
Synopsis: Are you fulfilling your "duty" in life? We all have our own opinions of what our duty is. For many, our duty is work, or caring for our children. For some it is service to their country or taking part in community activities. In this discussion we will look at some short passages from the Bhagavad Gita. Namely The story of Krishna and Arjuna and The Conundrum of Arjuna.

Can and Should We Separate Jesus from Christianity?
Date: 6/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Theology
Presenter: Kale Johnson
Synopsis: Christianity is a religion of which many are acquainted. Its long reach has influenced the morals and ethics of Western society, shaped governments, directed Western education, and even has restricted the way people marry, have sex, and enjoy life. It isn’t a surprise that many who seek Truth come to clash with the forces of Christianity. They resent the dogma and tyranny of which the various manifestations of Christianity have brought upon the world. From the inquisition and crusades, to the persecution of science and philosophy, many followers of Christ have set it upon themselves to mold a world in the image of their God and Savior: Jesus Christ. There is no way to undo or forget two thousand years of rape, pillage, and murder of millions of “non-believers”, especially when one is subjected to their battle cry: “...love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Have we been visited in the past by intelligent beings?
Date: 9/27/2018 7:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: History
Presenter: Kale
Synopsis: In modern times, we have been plagued by stories of alien visitation like the crash landing at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, Betty and Barney Hill-style abductions, mass UFO sightings in Arizona, New York, England, Mexico, Chile, and Netherlands and so on. These seemingly hysterical events are just a blip in the long history of “evidence” that has been recorded in the past. Written works from all around the world document strange and facinating encounters with non-human beings. Some of these documents are older than Christ and date back to before the Egyptian empire was at its peak. Our earliest anthropologic records detail a complicated relationship with gods who are not of the Earth but from the Heavens. These “gods,” much like us, are often portrayed in the same appearance as a normal human being. In the documents they exhibit feelings, desires, loyalty and independence, appetites and morals and everything an Earthly man or woman could experience. But it is made clear in the Sumerian texts found at Accadia that these beings were not of Earth. In other texts (such as biblical), there is reference to the interaction between God and man. Are these interactions merely a hymn to man’s internal struggles? Welcome to join us for a discussion and debate followed by simple food. Please bring your opinions about what you know, and what you would like to know about our history with non-human intelligence.

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest ... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
Albert Einstien
Physicist
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