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HAT Forum @ the 519

See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil.

Proposed by Paul Kaplan

Bob Dylan: “How many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn’t see?”

1.       Are there things going on in the world around us that you see as unjust and feel compelled to speak out against or take action?

2.       Do have you specific experiences of speaking out or taking action that you’d like share?

3.       Is it incumbent on humanists to speak out against injustices?

4.       When is silence or inaction complicity?

5.       Some humanists speak out against religion due to its falseness, and where fitting, its injustices. Other humanists are against being outspoken against religion. What are the arguments on both sides of this debate?

6.       Some things which we see as injustice in our modern western world, such as the oppression of women, are the norm in other cultures. Should we speak out against those aspects of those cultures?

7.       Can our own biases impede up from speaking out against an injustice?

8.       What is the goal of speaking out or taking action?

a.       Dealing with a particular situation?

b.       Participating in a social justice cause?

c.       Seeking radical change?