RE: [bostonatheists] Getting a seat at the table

From: Ann
Sent on: Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:14 PM
Fair enough.  Good work, Mike.
 

From: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [bostonatheists] Getting a seat at the table
To: [address removed]
Date: Thu, 18 Apr[masked]:31:23 -0400

Ann, I agree with you -- but I added in the word "spiritual" back in because I thought it might be needed by the religious community that want to reject us from their venues.

This is a straw. Use it as a basis for something better if you can. But, it is to forward Josiah's goal, which I thought was well considered and stated.

 
    ~Mike


From: Ann <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thursday, April 18,[masked]:22 PM
Subject: RE: [bostonatheists] Getting a seat at the table

Thank you for the proposed mission, Mike.  I like it a lot, but I don't feel that we are a spiritual community.   I feel that we are a humanist community.
 
I looked up the definitition of the word "spirit" :   "an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms "
 
as a naturalist, I don't think I was created by any spirit.
 
Could we consider "We are a welcoming community", without the spiritual?   Or "We are a welcoming nontheist community" ?
 
Just a suggestion -
 
Again thank you for writing this.

Annie
 

From: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [bostonatheists] Getting a seat at the table
To: [address removed]
Date: Thu, 18 Apr[masked]:10:36 -0400

Proposed mission for Humanist community for inclusion in religious activities (based on a mission statement proposal for the Concord Area Humanists):

"We are a welcoming spiritual community who believe that human action is the path to a better future. We strive to make the world a better place, now and for future generations. We are dedicated to reason, service, thought provoking discussion and social and environmental action. We care for and respect others and we foster personal, organizational and spiritual well being. We remain cognizant that life is built on a foundation of shades of gray."

  ~Mike Hanauer
 
    ~Mike


From: Josiah <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thursday, April 18,[masked]:05 PM
Subject: [bostonatheists] Getting a seat at the table

I've written a new blogpost about what I think will help us get a seat at the table in the future. If you could take a look and maybe even spread it around I would appreciate it, I think its an important message. 

http://metabelief.blogspot.com/2013/04/on-why-we-couldnt-have-been-invited-to_18.html




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