Monday 17th September, 7.30 pm
at Hugh & Rosemary's home
At the end of our excellent meeting last month, when we had been discussing John Gray’s Seven Types of Atheism, I repeated the assertion, made by Yuval Noah Harari in Sapiens, that humanity is sustained by belief in constructions that we know do not really exist - democracy, money, human rights, justice, nation states, and limited companies, are amongst the examples he gave –and this set me thinking once again about the nature and importance of belief. Why do we do this? Do we have to believe in something? If so, is it important only that we believe, not necessarily what we believe in. Or should that be ‘what we put our trust in’. Perhaps we should explore this further.