Most people know what an Atheist is, Agnosticism is also understood to some extent (but I'm not sure); but what the heck is Humanism? Humanism is a robust, communitarian social philosophy. But where it gets confusing, is that not all Atheists are Humanists, and not all Humanists are Atheists.
Humanism is a philosophy of positive, progressive ethics that toward the supernatural says that regardless of the existence of a god-type figure, our ethical commitments to one another would remain the same.
Humanism means something, something more than your stance on the god-question. Come learn, share, or disagree with us on Sunday 20 January 2013, 6pm Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center.
Potluck as always, suggested donation ($5, but no one turned away for inability to pay).
•Suggested reading The Philosophy of Humanism (Corliss Lamont)
The Humanist Way: An Introduction to Ethical Humanist Religion (Ed Ericson)
Existentialism is a Humanism (Jean-Paul Sartre)
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
The Humanist Manifesto (1933)
Humanist Manifesto II (1973)
Humanist Manifesto III: Humanism and Its Aspirations (2003)
Why I am not a Christian (Bertrand Russell single-essay)
and The Age of Reason (Thomas Paine, parts 1 & 2).