This Month's Topic: Religion (Why is there religion? What are the pros and cons of religion? Is religion necessary?)
Conversation Leader(s): Darragh Leddy & David Kobilnyk
Host: Brittany Jahn
Food & Drinks: Chili & Cornbread (Veggie Option Included) / Alcoholic & NonAlcoholic Drinks
Suggested Preparation for Discussion:
1) Would The World Be Better Off Without Religion? A Skeptic’s Guide To The Debate by Rachel Ammirati and Scott O. Lilienfeld (Skeptical InquirerArticle)
2) Video of Sam Harris & Jordan Peterson in Vancouver 2018 (Watch ~7 mins from 1:15:35 to ~1:22:20)
What is Philosophy Night?: Middle Circle's monthly philosophy night creates a place for friends or strangers to dig into the topics that mean the most in our lives. Each gathering is hosted and facilitated by Middle Circle community members and centers on an age-old philosophical question. There is always food, beer & wine, and non-alcoholic beverages available.
Cost: Please plan to contribute $10-20 to Middle Circle to support hosting the gathering. You can donate at the event, right now through Venmo (@middlecircle), through PayPal's Charitable Giving Portal, or while signing-up below. Donating is important to Middle Circle's vitality however no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
What If I Haven't Studied Philosophy?: You don't need to be well versed in philosophy to participate. Philosophy literally means love of wisdom. All that's needed is an interest in having a great conversation about a meaningful topic with good company.