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HAT FORUM, Sat Jan 26, 11am Bahen Centre [NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE]

HAT FORUM,
DATE:  Sat. January 26, 2013,  11am - 1pm.
LOCATION:   BA B025 Bahen Centre, 40 Saint George St,
[NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE, THIS WEEK ONLY]
FACILITATOR: Moses Klein
TOPIC:  HAT's Humanist Principles, Fallibility and Human Ethics.

Why is Fallibility so important to Humanists?
How does the Humanist concept of fallibility differ from the Theist one
How can reminding ourselves of humanity's fallibility make us better Humanists

 Human Ethics
a. The HAT statement of the Principle concerning Human Ethics states that Humanism "affirms...the need for community". 
    • Why is this true? Why does humanism need community? 
    • Theism is often very good at creating community.  How can our "need for community" be better practiced than it currently is, thereby strengthening humanism?
b. Do Human Ethics flow naturally from the other Humanist Principles or are they simply a responsibility "bolted" on to fill the void left by the absence of a higher power?
c. Is it possible for a Humanist, acting according to the Humanist principles, to be a detriment to society?

This is an open discussion.  All are welcome.

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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.