Greetings to all our great PAHM members. Once again, we want to remind you to check the PAHM Message Board for ongoing discussions.See below for some recent topics that you may have missed.
New members are anxious to meet you and hoping that there are some bloggers out there who like to chat online before attending a meetup. Don't let them think you don't pay attention to the New Discussions in the What's New? column.
There you'll find people to meet, arguments to be made, articles to read, polls to take, videos to watch, questions to answer, offers to consider, meetups to plan, affinities to discover and an open-ended opportunity to have your say.
Don't let PAHM members be dissed as slackers by bloggers looking for some activity! It's not too late to add your POV to an ongoing discussion!!And remember, you can request that we post your announcement to the mailing list.
(PAHM continues to honor Meetup and its members' requests not to spam inboxes with mailing list excess. Our discussions can easily be accessed by subscribing to the RSS feed, setting your Favorites tab, or following the links in your email which take you directly to the PAHM discussion boards and website. Contact the PAHM organizer if you need help setting your preferences.)
Take a few minutes to check out these conversations and then respond to your fellow PAHM bloggers who've posted their thoughts on the Message Board, where many have received replies with more links to further information.
Welcome to the Portland Area Humanism Meetup message board; here are some member-generated topics:
New Movie "Creation" response by Ryan S
Darwin Day! by Geoff A
Poll: Are there Humanists in Camas, WA? by Jay
Avatar - A Humanists Call from Mount Hollywood response by Dave D
"Why it is so tricky for atheists to debate with believers" by Geoff A
Star Trek pre-empted by Christmas service by Philip M
Godless Polician in trouble -- this is scary! by Philip M
Coming out? Ex-believer? Finding support in community? reponse by Eric
"Witnessing" to the witnessers by wes
School debate over religious local plan Monday - PAHM members weigh in on controversial pullout program by Sue Marie
Raising Freethinkers in Portland? Join the discussion with other parents here! by Carole
Star Trek Made Me an Atheist -- an essay "overflowing with geekiness" response by Lynne W
THE MISSION OF THE HUMANISTS OF GREATER PORTLAND is to create a thriving local community that promotes and acts upon the ideals of Humanism.
"Humanism" is a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. It stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethic based on human and other natural values in the spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities. It is not theistic, and it does not accept supernatural views of reality.