What we're about

Interested in Humanism? We are good without any god or gods. Join us to discuss ideas, create community, and be involved in social and political activism and service projects while having a little coffee and fun.

We are a chapter of the American Humanist Association ( https://americanhumanist.org/ ) and as such, support their efforts to "bring about a progressive society where being good without a god is an accepted and respected way to live life." Furthermore, "Humanism encompasses a variety of nontheistic views (atheism, agnosticism, rationalism, naturalism, secularism, and so forth) while adding the important element of a comprehensive worldview and set of ethical values – values that are grounded in the philosophy of the Enlightenment, informed by scientific knowledge, and driven by a desire to meet the needs of people in the here and now."

Humanists of Linn County is a progressive secular group without any religious or new age underpinnings. Secular Humanists and nontheists (atheists, agnostics, rationalists, naturalists) are the core of our organization. We are happy to work with friends and allies on common goals such as defense of our civil liberties and separation of church and state. For more information about Humanism and the mission of the AHA, please visit their web page at: http://americanhumanist.org (http://americanhumanist.org/HNN/details/2012-08-so-you-want-to-be-a-humanist-celebrant)

Some other direct links to pages with the American Humanist Association website that may be beneficial:

http://americanhumanist.org/AHA/Frequently_Asked_Questions

http://americanhumanist.org/Humanism/What_is_Humanism

http://americanhumanist.org/Humanism/Definitions_of_Humanism

Upcoming events (4)

HLC 5th Annual Members Meeting

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This year our annual meeting will be on a smaller (virtual) scale. Please join us to review the previous year's events and plan ahead for the year to come. Paid members will have the opportunity to vote for board positions, but everyone is welcome to join the discussion. And since this year's meeting falls on Halloween, feel free to share your costume with us over video chat! Check your membership status by logging into your account here: http://mp.gg/xcvpw (Or create a new account!) In preparation for the meeting, please review our 2020 Annual Report: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x2Os7ixVLjuqY2TiH_0TXbMpTietpV2qasqAdRORSXA/edit?usp=sharing

Skeptics Drink From Home

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In philosophy, skepticism can refer to: 1) a mode of inquiry that emphasizes critical scrutiny, caution, and intellectual rigor; 2) a method of obtaining knowledge through systematic doubt and continual testing; 3) a set of claims about the limitations of human knowledge and the proper response to such limitations. So, naturally, we get together to discuss skepticism while drinking. In these times of social distancing though, we will have to make due with drinking from home over a Zoom video call. It's the best we can do under the circumstances. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Come share your thoughts about the wild world we live in! This event occurs monthly on the second Friday of each month.

Third Saturday Social (Virtual Meetup)

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A global pandemic can't stop us from socializing with fellow humanists! We are going to experiment with a new virtual format to replace our usual in-person discussion group meetups. Join us on the first Sunday and third Saturday each month to discuss current events and a wide variety of humanist topics.

First Sunday Social (Virtual Meetup)

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A global pandemic can't stop us from socializing with fellow humanists! We are continuing with our virtual format in place of our usual in-person discussion group meetups. Join us on the first Sunday and third Saturday each month to discuss current events and a wide variety of humanist topics.

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Humanists of Linn County Third Saturday Coffee

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