This meetup focuses on the philosophy of secular humanism. It features articles, discussions, and meetings dealing with the subject of humanism as a perspective on reality and life.  Among other things, the site deals in detail with the history of humanism and the philosophies underlying the secular, humanist perspective.

We shall soon organize discussion groups that will meet regularly to explore these topics.  This will be an opportunity for those interested in humanism to  meet other individuals with similar interests, to learn more about humanism,  and to share your ideas about humanism as a philosophy of life.

The website is loosely associated with the Orange County chapter of American Humanist Association, who meet monthly on the first Saturday of the month at the Irvine Ranch Water District in Irvine, CA.  The Humanist Association of Orange County (HAOC) holds monthly meetings, which sometimes feature short lectures on humanist, scientific, and philosophical topics.

A statement of the Humanist Ethics  (from the 1973 Humanist Manifesto)

 

“. . . we affirm that moral values derive their source from human experience. Ethics is autonomous and

situational, needing no theological or ideological sanction. Ethics stems from human need and interest. . . .

Human life has meaning because we create and develop our futures. Happiness and the creative realization

of human needs and desires, ... , are continuous themes of humanism. . . . Reason and intelligence are the

most effective instruments that humankind possesses. There is no substitute: neither faith nor passion

suffices in itself. The controlled use of scientific methods, ... must be extended further in the solution of

human problems. . . . critical intelligence, infused by a sense of human caring, is the best method that

humanity has for resolving problems. Reason should be balanced with compassion and empathy and the whole person fulfilled."

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The Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cases or activities of organizations which use the district's meeting rooms that are made available as a  public service.

 

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