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Lecture: Divine Idleness by Júlio Padovan.



Lecture by speaker, Mr. Júlio Padovan:
Divine Idleness


SGNY invites you to this lecture by Mr. Júlio Padovan.


Thursday, February 23, 2017, 18:30–20:00.


Spiritist Group of New York – SGNY

939 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10019, 4th floor, suite 409.


The lecture will be in English.


All are welcome and admittance is free.


How often do you say or hear such things as ‘God allows this or that,’ ‘Our mentors allow such and such an event to take place…’ or even pose questions that begin with ‘Why is it that God does…’? Do you believe this to be correct, or better yet, useful to your moral and intellectual progress? Or is it not a contradiction in terms with what we study in Spiritism and, most certainly and importantly, against the principles of all-justice and all-knowledge that we ascribe to the Creator? And yet, sentences like these abound in the Spiritist Doctrine not only among spiritists but also in the spiritist literature. This lecture aims at investigating the origins of these contradictions and at correcting such unacceptable deviation from true spiritist behavior.

About the lecturer:

Júlio Padovan, a Brazilian national, is a professor at the Department of Chemistry at York College–CUNY and a full-time researcher at the Rockefeller University in New York City. He holds several academic degrees and is a lecturer for both the physical sciences and the Spiritist Doctrine. Introduced to Spiritim at the age of 15, Júlio dedicates his time to translations of spiritist books from Portuguese and French into English, and he is particularly interested in explaining the solid logical foundation onto which spiritist concepts are built as well as creating a tighter association among those many concepts.

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