On Sunday, October 18, we’ll consider ” Getting the Last Word” with Rev. Rus Cooper Dowda. At the end of arguing and fighting with others, there is a frequent need to be the last one standing. Why is that? And why do those final utterances have to be so acrimonious? Is the chronological last word different from the morally right word as people retreat from real time conflict?
In Adult Discussion, at 10am, the Keystone Book Club starts off the day with a look at Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. Plato returns to 21st-century America in this witty, inventive, genre-bending work by MacArthur Fellow Goldstein (36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of
Fiction, 2010, etc.). As the author imagines him, Plato is an intense, curious visitor from ancient Greece who is touring the country to promote his famous tract, The Republic. It gets philosophical from there! You don’t need to have read the book to join in the discussion, especially in this case, but it’s a good read and we hope you do!
In our Youth Lifespan Religious Exploration program, starting after the Story for All Ages, around 11:30am, we’re learning about Universalism in the 16th Century: Michael Servetus with teachers Terri Willingham & Tobi Weisbond, who will introduce the story of this 16th century Spanish theologian, physician, cartographer,
and Renaissance humanist, and the role he plays in our UU Story.
Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists is covenantal faith community located at 18412 Burrell Road in Odessa, FL that welcomes seekers from all spiritual, theological and philosophical backgrounds who wish to join in a free, rational and responsible search for truth and meaning in their lives.
All are welcome!