Forum - The Power of Beauty
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Date(s) - 03/17/2019
9:00 am - 10:15 am
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Discussion Topic: The Power of Beauty

According to Plato, goodness, truth and beauty form a unified whole, inseparable and indivisible.  UUs recognize the power of goodness (compassion, social justice) and truth (science), but tend to view beauty as a form of entertainment — enjoyable but subjective and not of central concern to our religion.  But Nietzsche said “Without music, life would be a mistake,” and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn went so far as to say that “Beauty will save the world.” Do we underestimate the power of beauty?

Discussion Leader: Dick Duda

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