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11648 McCulloch Rd. Orlando, FL 32817 407-737-4018

Inquiring Minds

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Skepticism in Religion and Cults

This week, we will discuss Skepticism and Religion. The nuances go far beyond questioning the existence of God. David Hume’s life and ideas (in the Scottish school) were observed as “atheistic” in character. Essentially, he was an empiricist (deriving beliefs from experiences and the senses). Also, Thomas Hobbes took a minimalist approach to religion, claiming that “knowledge of a God with infinite attributes [is] beyond the scope of human understanding” (from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). We’ll also cover some ideas from how cults abuse religion to indoctrinate people. Please join StoicDan and Joe Bullock for this thought-provoking new lecture.

Reading Material

David Hume’s Skepticism and Naturalism
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hume-religion/#RelPhiSpeAth

Thomas Hobbes and his Minimalism Theology
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hume-religion/#EmpSceVerIdeGod

Richard Dawkins interview: Theology & Anthropology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHoK6ohqNo4

Life in a Cult: Mind Control
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHMYwtjaFjI

ABOUT US

Our Inquiring Minds group meets to discuss a chosen topic in an informal setting. Subjects include religion, current events, politics, and science, among others. Drop-in visitors are always welcome. Inquiring Minds information is also available at the Plato’s Cave meetup website: meetup.com/PlatosCave

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Date

Jul 03 2022
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Time

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Zoom

Location

Zoom

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Location 2

University Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
11468 McCulloch Rd. Orlando, FL 32817
Stephen Hall

Organizer

Stephen Hall
Email
hallsorl@earthlink.net
Website
https://www.meetup.com/PlatosCave/

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