I am a believer in what I call ‘intellectual hospitality.’ A man comes to your door. If you are a gentleman and he appears to be a good man, you receive him with a smile. You ask after his health. You say: “Take a chair; are you thirsty, are you hungry, will you not break bread with me?” That is what a hospitable, good man does — he does not set the dog on him. Now, how should we treat a new thought? I say that the brain should be hospitable and say to the new thought: “Come in; sit down; I want to cross-examine you; I want to find whether you are good or bad; if good, stay; if bad, I don’t want to hurt you — probably you think you are all right, — but your room is better than your company, and I will take another idea in your place.~ Robert G Ingersoll [source: Trial of C. B. Reynolds For Blasphemy, 1887]
MONDAY, August 30, 2021
No registration is required. The meeting link is –
…alternatively, you can connect manually, with Zoom meeting ID 453 777 7699 and passcode ‘5ps‘.
The topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from…
11:30 am PDT (eg San Francisco/Vancouver)
12:30 pm MDT (eg Denver)
1:30 pm CDT (eg Chicago)
2:30 pm EDT (eg New York/Tampa)
7:30 pm BST (eg Dublin/London)
8:30 pm CEST/CAT (eg France/Botswana)
9:30 pm EAT (eg Kenya)
PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm (UK/Ireland) and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.
Image – Robert G. Ingersoll. Library of Congress description: “Ingersoll, Robert (The Infidel)”.