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New Members
Date: Jun 1, 2008 8:10:40 AM PDT
Author: Frank

Tell us why you joined the Circle of Reason or The Round Table.
-- Frank
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My reasons for joining.
Date: Oct 21, 2010 7:00:12 PM PDT
Author: Toriach

From the time that I was young I was aware that I had a phenomenally strong aka "bad" temper. One of my earliest role models in learning to control it was Spock from Star Trek. As I grew older I found the book "Spock's World" by Diane Duane, which explored the history of the Vulcan people in greater depth. From there I learned about Zen Buddhism, Stoicism, and other ideas upon which the teachings of Surak are based. Over the years I have done my best to embrace those teachings, to perfect as best I might the mastery of my passions, to practice what in Spock's World is called Cthia (Reality Truth) to the best of my ability. However like most living, thinking, feeling beings I wished for community. First and foremost of people who also attempted to use reason to guide their life, but also perhaps people who also could see the validity of the unique fusion of terrestial philosophies that is part of the artificial Vulcan one. I feel that I have now found such a group. I am looking forward to seeing what might develop out of such a grouping who seeks to act out of something other than blind emotionality.
My mind is the master of my reality. My will is the tool through which that mastery is achieved.


Welcome, Toriach
Date: Oct 31, 2010 11:02:30 PM PDT
Author: Frank

Welcome, Toriach, to The Circle. Until this forum begins to be frequented by new Circle members, it's likely to be sparsely attended! One alternative possibility you can consider is going onto and searching Groups for Beliefnet Circle of Reason. That forum has a few hundred folks and a still-ongoing dialogue. Thanks, though, for being the first to open this forum!
-- Frank


Date: Mar 19, 2018 9:32:10 AM PDT
Author: Tarran

Hello... I'm hoping this place still has
life in it - I'm very happy to meet
anyone/everyone here.

I'm uncertain yet if my reply on the other
thread (if memory serves, it was titled
something like, "Did Surak Have It Right?")
succeeded in being posted, but if so, you
all might find that one much wordier than
this ^_~

"On the Ocean of Emotion, let your Heart be the Sail... but let your Mind be the Rudder."


Reasoning, logic, and compassion
Date: Nov 6, 2018 8:18:20 PM PST
Author: zeno

I love the ideas of plurationalism. No matter what beliefs one
holds, come together and use reason to find a solution. I am an
autodidact and have spent much of my time over the past several
years studying philosophy, psychology, critical thinking, logic,
language, epistemology, and reasoning among other things. I'm
fascinated with biases, heuristics, illusions, and blind spots that
cause all of us to err in our thinking. Although I remain agnostic
about every "belief" I have, I suppose that regardless of what any
other beliefs anyone holds, to put them aside and use logic and
reason to find a solution to any and all problems is the only
intelligent and sustainable answer to the problems that
partisanship and "us vs them" thinking pose for the societies on
this planet. The only thing that will ensure the survival of our
I define Karma as what we do now that effects what we will have
no control over in the future. Care creates karma. It is what we
care about that will determine how we spend our time and on
what, and create our intentions and thus our thoughts and
actions. If we care enough about reason we will be reasonable.
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