We meet 4 times a year to discuss ideas
of a philosophical and political nature.
Everyone is welcome and at present our
Meetings are in Feb, Apr ,Jun and Nov,
Dates and subjects TBA via
Discussion Meeting 26th June 2019
Our recent discussion meeting was held at the Hotel Playa Grande , where we posed the question : Do we as Humanists have a new enemy ? . We discussed the religions of old ,that have essentially controlled humanity for thousands of years , but as ,especially in the west , the religious grip on our lives is slowly diminishing , could there be something else that threatens our freedoms i.e Technology .
We looked at the social rating system that China has implemented , the surveillance state ,that is increasing each year and the roll out of 5G technology the positives and the negatives .
I think the general consensus was that technology itself is positive for our human development, but for us to be ever cautious of it being used by the State or large powerful groups to manipulate and ultimately control our lives .
Discussion Meeting 16 April 2019
Our recent meeting was held at the Hotel Playa Grade , where we opened with the question " Is it ever okay for a Humanist to hate someone or something " . We enjoyed a lively conversation in which we explored the type of targets that could be said to justify one's hate . Then we looked at what 'hate' actually is . The general consensus was that hate is a natural response to some people or ideas , but the destructive side of hate is when we hold onto this emotion beyond our natural response . I want to thank everyone that contributed and I look forward to our next meeting in June , subject ,time and venue TBA,