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Does fiction build or break the morality of individuals and societies?
Date: 11/4/2017 10:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Literature
Presenter: Jamie Shuler
Synopsis: An age old controversy, the question of the effects of fiction on the human condition remains relevant. Book bans & burnings, the FCC, even Plato had strong opinions on allowing fiction to be read by the masses. What are the actual dangers of fiction, though? And if they exist, can we find the opposing power in fiction that would equally serve us?

Does “Love” have a Language?
Date: 12/2/2017 10:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Literature
Presenter: Kathy Courtney
Synopsis: Universal Co-Masonry aspires to attain its ideals by creating an international organization that extends Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth to all its members. Historically, “Love” is probably the most sought after “thing” after food, water, and shelter. Wars have been waged, families divided, and nations destroyed for Love attainment. In our everyday lives, the topic seems to be nearly everywhere – to vast extremes in the media, literature, the daily relationship interactions between mother and child, lovers, work and social relations, and strangers, but how is “Love” communicated, perceived, and understood?

"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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