Reflections on April 25th|
Sunday, April 25th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm, bring a dish (or not) and join us in dialogue at Schera & Ted's home, 9219 George Williams Road, Knoxville, 37922. Call 865.690.8742 for directions.
Freethought holds that individuals should neither accept nor reject ideas proposed as truth without recourse to knowledge and reason. Thus, freethinkers strive to build their opinions on the basis of facts and logical principles.
Applied to religion, freethinkers have generally held that, given presently- known facts, established scientific theories, and logical principles, there is insufficient evidence to support the existence of supernatural phenomena.
Secular humanism is a philosophy that espouses morality and ethical behavior on the basis of reason and empirical evidence, but not on the supernatural or religious dogma. Like other types of humanism, secular humanism is a life stance that focuses on the way human beings can lead good, happy and functional lives.
At this Reflections meeting we will discuss: What personal religious experiences or thought processes have led you to rationalism or freethought? How do you discriminate between agnosticism and atheism? Do you consider yourself to be agnostic, atheistic, or a secular humanist?
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Apr. 18, 2010