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February 8, 2011
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Chris Carter
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Sunday, February 20th, 8pm EST
"Answering the Big Questions"
A roundtable discussion moderated by Chris Carter, CoBM President.

On our path of spiritual body modification, what have we learned? What are we able to learn? Is body modification able to answer any of the big questions that most people have, such as why are we here or what is the meaning of life?
During this class we will discuss and consider if body modification can answer any of the larger existential, moral, and spiritual questions many people ask.

This class will be located in the CoBM chatroom: http://uscobm.com/chat/

Church of Body Modification, President

February 17, 2011
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Can't wait! This will be my first one. :]

April 3, 2012
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Will this clss be repeated? I was not a member a nd unaware of it prior to this posting, yet would be very interested in. This class

Jimmy "English" Lesniewski
April 4, 2012
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I don't know if it will be repeated, but we can always have the same discussion right here in this thread.

Honestly, I don't find many solid answers to the big questions in any part of life.  The only things that people seem to be able to agree upon world-wide are that one should not interfere with another one's right.

Aside from that, most religions, indeed most people, seem to have very divergent opinions on the subject.  I don't think that body modification can provide us with clear answers about these questions.  But I do believe it can provide us with another way of expressing and experiencing our spirituality.

I also believe the "big questions" are not really the most important part of life.  Don't get me wrong, I'm curious as hell about those questions.  But I think the most important part of life is how you treat yourself and others.  I think, no matter what the answers to the "big questions" might be, the most important thing is to learn how to be a good person, in any way you can.  The way I see it, if you're a good person, then it doesn't matter what comes after death.  No one in this world or the next can judge you poorly if you do not treat others poorly.

Sometimes I wonder if I can say anything in less than a hundred words.
April 4, 2012
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jimmyenglish said
Will this clss be repeated? I was not a member a nd unaware of it prior to this posting, yet would be very interested in. This class

I'm not sure if the class will be repeated but I can provide my notes I used in leading the class. I must say, this was one of the most enjoyable classes I've lead. For what they're worth, here are the notes:

On our path of spiritual body modification, what have we learned? What are we able to learn? Is body modification able to answer any of the ultimate questions?

Where did we come from and where are we going?

What is the purpose/meaning of life and why are we here?

-If there is no inherent meaning, can we create our own meaning?

-Should we search for meaning or create meaning?

What is death and what happens to our spiritual being after we die?

Can a spiritual path of body modification better prepare you for life and death?

Body modification, in the way we use it, is a purposeful act and one that we seek out on our own. For that reason, we should also take an active roll in asking questions and seeking answers.

I think body modification can answer these existential questions. I think it can offer more guidance than that, however.

Can our morality be defined, at least partially, through our practice of spiritual modification?

What can body modification teach us about equality, compassion, empathy, suffering? The answers are subjective.

In what way does body modification compel you to pursue a moral, virtuous and productive life?

What connection does body modification have with your spiritual being? Has your path revealed any information or connectedness with a higher power, the whole of existence, or the divine?

Church of Body Modification, President

April 4, 2012
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Those notes are good, I would love to Beale to partake in this class, I hope at some point it can be retouched.

Jimmy "English" Lesniewski
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