Can a nonreligious person follow Jesus? Muhammad? Buddha? What about Gandhi… or Darwin? In the pantheon of great thinkers, prophets, writers, scientists, artists, and leaders, to whom do you turn for inspiration, motivation, meaning, and ethical guidance? How do you implement their lessons in your life? Do you follow their examples?
The Yale Humanist Community invites you to join WTF (Who to Follow?), a discussion group exploring these matters. We also unpack other issues related to the idea of “following,” like the things we “follow” unconsciously such as consumerism and pursuit of status, the differences between worshiping, following, and being influenced, and how to follow while maintaining your critical thinking. These discussions are hosted at Humanist Haven on the second Sunday of each month, beginning Oct 8th in the 2017-2018 academic year, at 1 PM and led by Tom Krattenmaker, a religion-in-public-life columnist for USA Today, Communications Director at Yale Divinity School, and self-described secular progressive.