Café Inquiry – Pride, Humility, and the Root of Evil in our Vernacular (Online)Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Schuler Books & Music
2660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
Frank Crownover or Jessica Wolin
Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day’s topic followed by open discussion. At 12:00pm we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize.
This week’s topic is: Pride, Humility, and the Root of Evil in our Vernacular. Pride is a vice. Humility is its virtuous counterpart. They have been conflated Orwellian-style in our language, elevating an undesirable trait into moral superior status. We can learn how to disentangle them. Our language has failed to raise humble, compassionate people, and we can learn by solving the riddle of Humpty Dumpty. Please watch the short linked video below prior to the meeting.
Video: Humpty Dumpty’s Waltz
Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry.
Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids) meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.
To find the group go to studio located in the back right corner of the bookstore (not the café).
Food & Beverages are available for purchase.
CFI MI values the full participation for all attendees at our events, including individuals with disabilities, in accordance with our Event Culture and Expectations Policy. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event.
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