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Do good and evil really exist?
Date: 4/27/2019 1:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Behavioral Science
Presenter: Doyle Slack
Synopsis: In religion, ethics, and philosophy, the concept of "good and evil" is a dichotomy which appears to be universal. Every language has a word expressing good in the sense of "having the right or desirable quality" and bad in the sense "undesirable." But who decides what is “good” and what is “evil?” A requirement of becoming a Freemason is that one is upright - having a strong moral compass. We will discuss differing viewpoints of whether “good” and “evil” truly exist and how they relate to the concept of morality.

Is climate change real?
Date: 9/28/2019 1:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Natural Science
Presenter: Sandy McKeown
Synopsis: Everyday we are bombarded with images of polar bears losing their homes from polar ice cap loss and stories about how we will be underwater in just a few years. There is a heated debate as to whether we are responsible for this or just helping it along. Some people do not think it is happening at all. Can the teachings of Mystery Schools such as Freemasonry give us an insight into our past? Is climate change a new thing for us or do do we have clues of this happening in the past?

"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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