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Secular Ethics: An overview of the 10 Commitments

  • Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center

    1220 Cleveland Ave.
    3900 Vermont Street
    San Diego, CA (map)

    32.749617 -117.153405

  • next to Panera Bread, please park in the underground parking level
  • Hey everyone,

    Humanism is much more than mere Atheism, it is a robust communitarian social philosophy for which the question of the existence of the supernatural is frankly irrelevant. Our moral commitments to one another would be unchanged regardless of a god's existence.

    Rather than just asserting ourselves as Atheists, it is time to cultivate our own field and concentrate on what we do believe in. This will be the start of a new monthly series that we are going to turn into a book.

    The American Humanist Association, for which we have been a chapter of for 40 years, has come out with some wonderful values positions for children. They are called the 10 commitments. Yet, we find that with a little tweaking, the 10 commitments are great points of discussion for adults.

    Each month we will get announce a set of readings, together for a lecture on the stated topic, workshop over a series of questions, and then inevitably turn our dialogue into a book on workable Humanist Ethics for the American Humanist Association.

    January: Overview of topics and methods

    February: Altruism

    March: Environmental Stewardship

    April: Critical Thinking

    May: Empathy

    June: Ethical Development

    July: Global Awareness

    August: Human Rights

    September: Peace & Social Justice

    October: Responsibility

    November: Service & Participation

    And in December we will review what we have worked on over the course of the year.


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  • Jason F.

    I am postponing this one until the first thursday of October. I apologize, I just started grad school-and I need a few weeks to get acclimated.

    August 31, 2013

  • Janice

    Sorry, but I can't attend on Thursday evenings.

    August 30, 2013


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