The Humanist Association of Toronto provides a focus of activities and discussion for Humanists in the Toronto area. Please note: HAT events are open to the public, and views expressed do not necessarily represent the official views of the Humanist Association of Toronto. For all public statements, educational events, media enquiries, please contact the webeditor, who will forward your enquiry to our Spokesperson.
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm
The Monthly Meeting the 2nd or 3rd Saturday at 1:30pm (TBD)
The Steering Committee meets 1st Wednesday, 7pm
The Book Group meets monthly.

HAT Forum: Openmindedness

HAT Forum
Saturday 21 February 2015, 11:00-1:00
519 Church St., Meeting Room #304
Topic: Openmindedness
Proposed by: Michael C.

If being open minded is considered by many as being virtuous, are we able to live up to that ideal?
Some quotes to consider:
              "Everyone loves a witch hunt as long as it’s someone else’s witch being hunted." - Walter Kirn

              "We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others." - Jose Pacheco
              "Don't preach what you don't practice. Otherwise you are a hypocrite." -anonymous
              "I would rather be known in life as an honest sinner than a lying hypocrite." -anonymous

Is there a contradiction between public response to Charlie Hebdo and to the demise of Sun TV?
Is it possible not to be hypocriticall?
Is it ever acceptable to be hypocritical?
Can we exist without being hypocritical?

Definition of hypocrite:
(1) A person who engages in the same behaviors he condemns others for. 
(2) A person who professes certain ideals, but fails to live up to them. 
(3) A person who holds other people to higher standards than he holds himself.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated. We will post relevant comments only. Please send queries to the blog admin.

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.