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Posted: 07 January 2008 01:20 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello,
My name is Brandt Smith. I reside in the Grand Rapids area. I am quite pleased to come across information on CFI in my area and look forward to participating.

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Posted: 07 January 2008 01:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Brandt - 07 January 2008 01:20 PM

Hello,
My name is Brandt Smith. I reside in the Grand Rapids area. I am quite pleased to come across information on CFI in my area and look forward to participating.

Brandt

Cheers, Brandt and welcome to the CFI forum site. Good to have another Smith here ...

LOL

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Posted: 07 January 2008 01:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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There do seem to be a lot of us in the world.

Brandt

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Posted: 07 January 2008 05:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Aha, ganging up on us are you?  LOL  Seriously, welcome Brandt.  Happy to have you here, and jump in with your comments.  We enjoy a wide range of ideas.

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Posted: 07 January 2008 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Well, the organization in which I am affiliated with is definitely in accord with the CFI. I (we) are quite attracted to what is happening with the CFI.

Brandt

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Posted: 07 January 2008 08:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Welcome Brandt.  Glad to have you here.  smile

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“Sometimes in order to see the light, you have to risk the dark.” ~ Iris Hineman (Lois Smith) The Minority Report

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Posted: 08 January 2008 05:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Brandt - 07 January 2008 05:56 PM

Well, the organization in which I am affiliated with is definitely in accord with the CFI. I (we) are quite attracted to what is happening with the CFI.

Which one is that? (If you feel at liberty to say, of course).

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Posted: 08 January 2008 05:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Euclid Lodge. It is a group of free thinkers and general liberty loving types. They also seem to have a taste for good drink and good food.

Brandt

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Posted: 08 January 2008 07:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Brandt - 08 January 2008 05:59 AM

Euclid Lodge. It is a group of free thinkers and general liberty loving types. They also seem to have a taste for good drink and good food.

Sounds fun!

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Posted: 08 January 2008 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I don’t know. This is from the Euclid Lodge’s website:

“Euclid Lodge is comprised of a unique and exciting community of men drawn from all cross sections and professions in Great Falls, united by their common belief in the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man; and those Masonic ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity.”

What is that all about, Brandt?

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Posted: 08 January 2008 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Different Euclid Lodge. http://euclidlodge.blogspot.com

Our new site is not up yet.

Brandt

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Posted: 08 January 2008 08:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Is your Euclid Lodge united by a common belief in the Fatherhood of God? I guess not since you said previously that your organization is “in an accord with the CFI” (?).

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Posted: 08 January 2008 09:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Hello from the West Michigan area, Brandt.

cheers,

Kirk

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Posted: 08 January 2008 09:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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George - 08 January 2008 08:42 AM

Is your Euclid Lodge united by a common belief in the Fatherhood of God? I guess not since you said previously that your organization is “in an accord with the CFI” (?).

While CFI tends to support freethinkers who are atheistic, CFI is not an organization limited to atheists. One reason for separating the magazines Skeptical Inquirer from Free Inquiry was to underline that CFI has a “broad tent” approach to these subjects.

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Posted: 08 January 2008 09:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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We tend to have the full gamut of folks under our roof. We are not afraid of ideas wink
We have atheists, agnostics, gnostics, religious and areligious. We have come together on the subject of reason, logic and education.
Rather than the “fatherhood of God” we are firmly planted in the liberty model.

Brandt

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Posted: 08 January 2008 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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dougsmith - 08 January 2008 09:43 AM
George - 08 January 2008 08:42 AM

Is your Euclid Lodge united by a common belief in the Fatherhood of God? I guess not since you said previously that your organization is “in an accord with the CFI” (?).

While CFI tends to support freethinkers who are atheistic, CFI is not an organization limited to atheists. One reason for separating the magazines Skeptical Inquirer from Free Inquiry was to underline that CFI has a “broad tent” approach to these subjects.

wink

(tiny light bulb) Thanks.

Or, since i’m off to teach pre-modern philosophy soon, maybe a tiny oil-lamp.

Kirk

PS: Don’t look at the next semester’s schedule to see if you’re alright for this semester.

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