We have at least two very deep threads going on right now, one on "divinity" and one on "principles of Epicurean thinking / analysis."
I would appreciate everyone thinking as we near year-end how we can extend the discussions.
I think we would all enjoy a Skype or Zoom (audio only ) session on these topics, so lets think about how that might be organized. Perhaps with someone making a presentation and then we just go round the table with responsive comments afterwards?
I am also thinking we could identify major alternative positions within the Epicurean alternatives, and perhaps have sort of a "debate" structure. Designate one or two people to present a position for 5 or 10 minutes, then two more people present the opposite position for 10 minutes. I think we have enough people to do that. To repeat, I am not talking about non-Epicurean vs Epicurean positions, but alternative possibilities for what the ancient Epicureans advocated where we are not clear on what they were saying.
But the key in order to prevent hard feelings and to get the most of it:, for the second 20 minutes, have the teams reverse and take the position opposite the one they argued the first time!
There's no better way to understand an issue than to be able to present both sides. Think about it- here are the two topic threads:
Let us know your thoughts on whether this might be of interest.