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How can We Discern what is Really True in History?
Date: 9/16/2017 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.

What’s love got to do with it?
Date: 10/21/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Behavioral Science
Presenter: Chris Osborn
Synopsis: Many people struggle to find and maintain loving relationships in their lives. Perhaps part of the struggle is the use of the word love to mean so many different things in the English language. Perhaps another aspect of the difficulty is that we all love differently yet expect that other’s will both understand our overtures of love and know how to love us back in a way that we can understand. Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages points out the importance of learning both our own as well as our partner’s love languages in order to have successful, loving relationships. While his ideas are geared primarily toward married couples, they can, and do, apply to any relationship dynamic. It is not necessary, but may be helpful to know your own love language prior to the discussion. You can take the quiz here -

Does rational thought have a limit?
Date: 12/16/2017 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.

"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
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