July 7, 2019
Just What Is Freedom?
Janis Joplin said, “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.” Ernest Hemingway stated in the aftermath of the First World War, “Words like freedom were hollow and abstract.” Sartre declared, “Man is condemned to be free.” A recent chapter in our political history manifested “freedom fries.” But what is freedom? What does it taste like? What is this blessing (or curse)? In the humanist philosophical tradition, humans have free will and moral responsibility to use our free will for the betterment of our communities. How are we doing? Come join in a reflection and conversation about liberty and freedom in commemoration of our national Day of Independence.