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Is Duty as Inflexible as Fate?
Date: 5/31/2018 7:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: Kale Johnson
Synopsis: Are you fulfilling your "duty" in life? We all have our own opinions of what our duty is. For many, our duty is work, or caring for our children. For some it is service to their country or taking part in community activities. In this discussion we will look at some short passages from the Bhagavad Gita. Namely The story of Krishna and Arjuna and The Conundrum of Arjuna.

Can and Should We Separate Jesus from Christianity?
Date: 6/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Theology
Presenter: Kale Johnson
Synopsis: Christianity is a religion of which many are acquainted. Its long reach has influenced the morals and ethics of Western society, shaped governments, directed Western education, and even has restricted the way people marry, have sex, and enjoy life. It isn’t a surprise that many who seek Truth come to clash with the forces of Christianity. They resent the dogma and tyranny of which the various manifestations of Christianity have brought upon the world. From the inquisition and crusades, to the persecution of science and philosophy, many followers of Christ have set it upon themselves to mold a world in the image of their God and Savior: Jesus Christ. There is no way to undo or forget two thousand years of rape, pillage, and murder of millions of “non-believers”, especially when one is subjected to their battle cry: “...love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

"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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