Where belief in each other is the best beginning
To answer your first question...
Secular Humanism is a positive worldview for non-theists that celebrates our exuberance for life and supports everyone's right of free inquiry. It affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity. Please read the affirmations of Secular Humanism (as good as the Beatitudes--only better) to see why this positive, reality-based philosophy--born of science and reason--is so right for the world today, why it may be right for you and why you may already be a Secular Humanist.
The members of this group will engage in community outreach on a variety of levels to promote continuing science education, ensure that the secular voice is heard and respected in all matters important to humanity and the environment, join in fellowship and work with other community organizations--religious and non-religious--to serve our local community and whenever possible the global community in general.
The Center for Inquiry are accepting Haiti earthquake relief donations through their S.H.A.R.E. program (Skeptics and Humanist Aid and Relief Effort) to support Doctors Without Borders. The CFI will not retain any operating costs — 100 percent of S.H.A.R.E.’s Haiti relief donations will go to Doctors Without Borders, which lost all three of their Port-Au-Prince hospitals in the quake.
If you would like to become a member of the Secular Humanists Society of Tinley Park, just stand up, say, “I am a member.” Then, send me a note to say hello.
Yours in good faith,
On July 14, 2009, British conductor Edward Downes died with his wife at an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland. He was 85. She was 74.
"A humanism which excludes God is an inhuman humanism," said the Pope in his Caritas in Veritate. So much for love thy neighbor.
The Manhattan Declaration, is essentially a cry for theocracy in the United States, a demand that Americans defer to conservative religious leaders because they’re right – right about the Bible, right about religion and right about the culture wars. Is this what you want?
THE MEANING OF LIFE
Our Christian friends say life has no meaning without God. They're right. But nor does it have any more intrinsic meaning or value with God. Life is one of the few things to which we give meaning by the way we live it. Click here then scroll down to see and hear the father of modern secular humanism, Paul Kurtz, discuss the meaning of life.
The book from which he reads is his own divine, but not divinely inspired, Affirmations.