Bethpage Philosophy Club Holds Discussion for the Center for Inquiry

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The BHS Philosophy Club was invited by the Long Island Center for Inquiry to discuss the topic, “Is belief without reason ignorance?” and “Can morality exist without religion?” in front of live audience of center members and the general public. The discussion was held in the auditorium of the Plainview Old Bethpage public library where the students debated the topics for forty five minutes followed by a fifteen minute question and answer period. After the students were finished answering questions, Amy Frushour Kelly, coordinator of CFI Long Island programs, presented the students with the “Inquiry Award.” The students then had a chance to meet the CFI members to further discuss their ideas and opinions while enjoy some refreshments. The Long Island Center for Inquiry is the local affiliate of a national community of rationalists, skeptics, and humanists which sponsor local events, lectures, and educational programs. (www.centerforinquiry.net/li) The discussion will air on YouTube in the next few months so check it out if you were not able to attend.