Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Humans without Humanity

Our next meeting is at 7pm on Thursday the 14th Feb.

The evening will be introduced by Leonard Sterling and be followed by our normal discussions.

If you have any thoughts on what drives people to become monsters and how we as a society can prevent them from exercising their malevolent influence on the rest of us; this will be the place to talk about it.

A Freudian look at Nazism and the Suicide Bomber

The talk attempts to gain some insight into the mental forces of the situations which enable human beings, who are not insane, to behave with such barbarity, overcoming natural emotions of empathy or pity.

Where do these factions differ? What do they have in common?

By Leonard Sterling

We look forward to seeing you at the White Rock Hotel.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Do We Need Religious Leaders?

Andrew Copson on 4thoughtTV is worth listening to:

On twitter he says "they make you talk for an hour and then edit it down".
Also, respondng to Jim Al-Khalili: "they goad you for an hour in a totally white room
until you snap and that is the 80 seconds they use. It's a bit like torture."