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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
How did you first learn of the Spiritual Naturalist Society? This is a question we’d really like to know about you (and our membership is still small enough that I know each of your names, so I do mean you lol). The reason is that this kind of information can tell us what’s working and what isn’t in our outreach efforts. If you would take just a moment to reply to this email with your answer that would be greatly appreciated!
This month we gained a new local chapter – our first outside the United States! This chapter is in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada – a pre-existing group that has chosen to join our family. They are lead by Michelle and Roger LeBlanc, and you can read more about them on our volunteer profiles page.
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MEMBER FORUMS: DISCUSSION QUESTION
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Director Thomas Schenk offers this week’s question:
Discussion of this matter, at least in the West, seems to take place largely at the polar extremes of central significance and purpose or no significance and purpose. This may be a reflection of a similar polarity between a theistic, anthropomorphic deity and a complete absence of divinity.)
So here is the question: In relation to significance and purpose, are there positions intermediate between the polar extremes? As an additional consideration, would a naturalistic spirituality or religion require such an intermediate position, or can it rest on one or the other of the polar positions.
This is a rather tough question, but hopefully it can stimulate some interesting responses.”
MEMBER ARCHIVES: LATEST ADDITIONS
The following are some of the most recent pieces added to the membership’s growing archive of inspirational and educational materials. Please feel free to discuss what you think about these with the other members in the Society forum!
Articles the Society has publicly published recently, as part of our mission to help others by sharing helpful wisdom and practices for better lives. If you’d like to get notice of these as they are released, please subscribe to the Society blog by clicking here if you haven’t already.
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