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Up for discussion tonight is Objectivist Community Groups. Our discussion topics are:
Appetizer: Last Sunday, during OLists Brunch, the subject of Local Community Groups enjoyed quite a bit of discussion. There are tons of folks who participate regularly in established community groups, focused on Objectivism in some way. Activism, reading groups, and social events are all great ways of building a community of people interested in Objectivist ideas.
Those of us who are part of a group, how do you participate or contribute? For the leaders of these groups, what ideas do you have for expansion? How do you promote your group? If you have no such group in your area, and are interested in starting one, how do you begin?
Drink Special: Meeting new people who are new to Ayn Rand and Objectivism can be both exciting and frustrating at the same time. Practically everyone holds some degree of mixed premises, and the rise of religion and spirituality in the culture can make it challenging, if not difficult (or even impossible) to discuss philosophical ideas with people holding fundamental premises at odds with your own.
What are some of the best and worst conversations you've had, with people you didn't know well, about religion and/or philosophy? When you find yourself discussing a particular issue, were you able to agree or disagree effectively, while respecting the honesty and/or context of the other person?
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