Schedule Page & Calendar Calculations

In sync with our recent announcement of changing our Sunday meeting times to 7pm at the San Diego Parish, we've got some other schedule related updates to the website!  First of all is the new Schedule page which provides a chronological listing of all weekly assigned topics from the inception of The Assemblage to as far as they've currently been officially calculated, which is most of the way through 12,018 HE.

Speaking of the schedule calculation process, we now have a separate Calendar Calculation page which goes into nitty-gritty detail about exactly how the weekly topics are determined, how frequently Joyday happens, and what days exactly do the seasonal holidays fall on.  Upcoming Joyday dates have also been added to the Holidays page.

Throughout the site, most dates have been realigned to the Human Era calendar which is the official year counting system used by The Assemblage of Areté as of 1 January 12,018 HE.  You can learn more about the Human Era calendar via this great video by Kurzgesagt, which was featured in one of our early YouTube Club meetings.

We also continue to make progress at refining various points of the website- of particular note is that the images on the 30 Aims page and Six Qualities page now link properly to their intended destinations!  You can finally just click on the images themselves instead of having to aim your pointer specifically at the captions for the images.  We hope this will make navigating those areas of the site just a little easier for everyone.

That should be it for now-

Be excellent to each other, and party on!

Minor site edits

Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a few minor site edits, mainly consisting of fixing spelling errors and comma usage errors.  One slightly more significant change effective today however is moving our Scientific Method page out from the unlisted sections of the website and into the main line of "What We Believe" that's accessible from anywhere in the website.  The upcoming October the 9th convocation will be on the topic of Critical Reasoning, one of The Thirty Aims of Areté, and in line with that focus it was realized that our emphasis on trusting science should be made more easily identifiable to the site's visitors.

The Assemblage of Areté straddles a weird position, a narrow central band in a Venn diagram: we appeal to people who both reject the doctrines of traditional world religions; yet also desire the structure, ritual, and community of religion.  While we hope our site effectively communicates the "religious" nature of our religion- those structures, rituals, and community elements that make us ourselves- it seemed that we needed additional clarity that unlike most religions, we reject superstition and embrace science and logic.  Of course none of this is a doctrinal change for us, it's just making what we already value more obvious to newcomers.

Be excellent to each other, heroes...  and party on!

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