Humanism is: "An appeal to reason in contrast to revelation or religious authority as a means of finding out about the natural world and destiny of man, and also giving a grounding for morality. Humanist ethics is also distinguished by placing the end of moral action in the welfare of humanity rather than in fulfilling the will of God." - Oxford Companion to Philosophy
Humanists, atheists, Brights, freethinkers - As secularists, we celebrate the virtues of rational thought, morality derived from reason and human compassion, and an outlook free of deities and supernatural forces.
The West Valley Secular Humanists strive to create a welcoming, supportive, and encouraging community where freethought can flourish; where tough questions can be asked and debated because criticism and discourse can only teach us and widen our perspectives; and a place where we can find unity and strength in our commonality.