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April 2018

Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: How do you Apply a Rule to Your Life?

Saturday, April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Public Arcade at 550 Madison Ave, 550 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022 US

1. What is involved in making a rule a part of your life?2. How do you judge a rule to be valuable?3. How do you integrate a new rule you learn with other rules that you already live by?4. What are the difficulties involved in internalizing a rule that is radically different from your past actions?5. What does it take to overcome such difficulties? We will be joined by 20+ members of other conversation groups.

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Food For Thought (F4T)

Sunday, April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Phebe’s Tavern & Grill, 359 Bowery
New York, NY 10003 US

Food For Thought (F4T) is a friendly weekend brunch for people who enjoy discussing serious and "serious" topics with other smart, engaging people. We welcome everyone, whether you are a card-carrying philosopher or are maybe not quite sure who Plato was. The only qualification you need is that you enjoy thinking and eating, and can do both at the same time! The F4T Brunch (formerly, the 'Metacognitive Brunch') will meet monthly, on the fourth Sunday of each month. We will…

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Barstool Dialectics – Gun Control

Monday, April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Barstool Dialectics is an informal gathering where largely likeminded individuals within CfI engage in friendly debate regarding current events, history and topics that divide the secular community. Do skeptic celebs such as Bill Maher and Sam Harris detract from fellow freethinkers with their notions of a "regressive left" or do they still have something to offer? Are American based oil projects such as the Keystone Pipeline detrimental or do they perhaps offer a potential benefit to a nation that (for…

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May 2018

Muslim-ish: searching for truth, rejecting false idols, and fighting for freedom

Wednesday, May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Who are we? We are Muslims of varying degrees of religiousness:Some of us are practicing Muslims who simply want to take a more objective look at out teachings.Some of us want to discuss certain tenets of our faith that don’t sit well with us.Some of us have come to the realization that organized religion isn’t for us and want to discuss why. What do we want? We want to find the truth, no matter what it is, and fight for…

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Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: Rule #8 – Tell the Truth, or at least…

Saturday, May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Public Arcade at 550 Madison Ave, 550 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022 US

“We transform chaos into being through speech... To tell the truth is to bring the most habitable reality into being. Truth reduces terrible complexity of man to simplicity of his word... Truth makes the past truly the past, and makes best use of future’s possibilities...  Truth makes others partners rather than enemies... Tell the truth— or, at least, don’t lie.” See this brief video As an introduction. **************************************************************** We will be joined by 20+ members of other conversation groups.

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