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Discussion Groups

Sunday Morning
Discussion Group

Meeting weekly from 9:30 am to 10:30 am in the UUCLC Social Hall

September 2 – "Coffee Talk" (summer version of our Discussion Group). Join us as we discuss topics of concern to Unitarian Universalists.

September 9 – Special Program: A Conversation with Lauren Ritchie, Lake Sentinel Columnist. We have asked Lauren to talk about Sharp's trailer park in Eustis and the importation of a Confederate general's statue to the Lake County Historical Museum. This is your opportunity to speak with someone who is "in the know."

September 16 & 23 – Carl Skiles will have a couple of great programs for us as we resume our Sunday Morning Discussion Group.

September 30 – Our traditional end-of-the-month Open Forum. Come prepared to talk about whatever might be on your mind.

Thursday Science & Philosophy Discussion Group

Meeting every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 pm in the UUCLC Social Hall

This is not a class. It is a meeting of persons interested in the topics to have an open discussion to express their knowledge of the subjects and to exchange ideas and opinions.

Moderator: Franklin Pennington

Sept. 6 – Can a human personality somehow "see" far away events during sleep or while unconscious? Suggested reading is Leslie Kean's "Surviving Death," as we ponder OBEs (out-of-body experiences) and NDEs (near death experiences). OR any of the three books by Robert Monroe, starting with "Journeys Out of Body". Also note that The Monroe Institute helped train personnel for the military's Remote Viewing program.

Sept. 13 – Slavery in the Americas: How did it vary in colonial ventures by different European PROBLEM? Who were the masters and slaves, and how has the profit-cost balance sheet changed over the centuries? How are the descendants of slave populations doing economically and politically in ... Mexico, Jamaica, the U.S.?

Sept. 20 – In the movie, "The Graduate," PLASTICS was seen as the ANSWER to our problems. Now? How bad is the GLOBAL problem of plastic accumulations, and what actions are being taken by governing bodies, local, national and international? Plastic straws, bags, toys -- HOW did this revolutionary PRODUCT become a PROBLEM?

Sept. 27 – Fungicide, insecticide, herbicide, algaecide ... suicide? GIVEN that we share half of our DNA with a bread yeast, should we be careful with poisons ? From DDT to Roundup, and recalling the book "Silent Spring," should we and can we back OFF of these pervasive poisons? Any comments on MONSANTO and their political clout?