This group is inclusive of anyone who shares the beliefs of Humanism or Freethought.  Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that opinions should be formed on the basis of science, logic, and reason, and should not be influenced by authority, tradition, or any dogma.  Humanism believes in the primacy of human, rather than divine or supernatual matters.

We hold a variety of meetups including coffee-shop social chats, book studies, lectures, movie viewing, invited speakers, good beer, pretty much anything our members are inclined to do to that involves a bit of organization.  Want to go on a hike?  Announce it and people will join up!

Enjoy a break from the pervasive religiosity of the area with like-minded friends (and new friends!) who don't mind that you don't "believe".  Our members include ex-Fundies, seekers, not-sures and don't-cares; activists, deep thinkers, and deep drinkers.  Musicians, electricians, retirees and students.  Come on out and see who you can share your story with!

For family activities, check out our sister group at

For a broader range of events, see the calendar at for other group's activities.


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The local Upstate SC Humanists/Atheist/A­gnostic meetup group

Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 7:00 PM

    Pool Thursdays @ Baileys

    5 Humanists

    Hang out and shoot pool with Joe and the gang, just a good ol' time with really great people! Weekly Freethought Friends meet; the event alternates between Pool Night... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 11:00 AM

    Understanding Science for the Non-Scientist

    6 Humanists

    Not everyone knows what an an anharmonic oscellator does but that doesn't mean you can't understand science! Learn not just how to get started understanding science, but... Learn more
  • May 21 · 7:00 PM

    Freethought Friends

    2 Humanists

    This is the regularly scheduled Thursday night social group;  come in as you can, grab a beer, and we'll stay until we've had our fill of conversation and good food. ... Learn more
  • May 17 · 11:00 AM

    Weekly pH meeting: Topic Discussion and Socialization

    2 Humanists

    This is the weekly meeting of Piedmont Humanists; each week we'll have a topic announced in advance to discuss; perhaps a lecture, a book someone has read, or a current... Learn more
  • May 16 · 9:00 AM

    Adopt A Highway/Road Cleanup

    2 Humanists

    We will be clean up the Road and Highway since they are in the same area. It will make a circle around Earth Fare and start from just off highway on Pelham Rd for 2 miles.
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