Diary of RIFF Events

Details of Events and Meetings

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Event Information:

  • Thu
    21
    Sep
    2017

    Monthly Discussion

    7:30 pmUnited Reform Church, Rugby

    Discussion will be around the article 'Interfaith talks need to go beyond tea and samosas written by Lord Indarjit Singh and published in the Times on the 22nd July

    The topics will be introduced by Laurie Burrow.

    For more background to this meeting you might find it interesting to listen to this podcast by Scott Atran

    Notes for the meeting

    Leader notes for discussion

    The meeting shared the philosophical parable of Blind Men and the Elephant - an ancient parable used as a warning for people that promote absolute truth or exclusive religious claims. The simple reason is that our sensory perceptions and life experiences can lead to limited access and overreaching misinterpretations. How can a person with a limited touch of truth turn that into the one and only version of all reality? (Quoted from All About Philosophy)

    See here for Johm Saxe's version

    The RIFF meeting shared texts from their own faith and from other faiths that offered particular insight to their foundation beliefs.  Frances Deegan's poem "Don't tell me about your god" was read together with other texts shown below: