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

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HLC Weekend Coffee Edition!

Mr Beans

Mr. Beans has a separate room that seats 20-25 which is perfect for our group! So come on out and enjoy the company of fellow Humanists and other really cool people over the morning beverage of your choice and a bit of breakfast. Our coffee Meetups usually involve conversations that are group business-related and/or current events and topics that are often political but are also far-ranging. It's often anybody's guess what direction the conversation will take. Movies, television and science fiction are other common themes. Come on, it'll be fun! :)

Open Board Meeting

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Everyone is invited to attend our board meeting to discuss business in-depth and contribute to our discussion of upcoming activities and possible future events.

HLC Weekend Coffee Edition!

Mr Beans

Mr. Beans has a separate room that seats 20-25 which is perfect for our group! So come on out and enjoy the company of fellow Humanists and other really cool people over the morning beverage of your choice and a bit of breakfast. Our coffee Meetups usually involve conversations that are group business-related and/or current events and topics that are often political but are also far-ranging. It's often anybody's guess what direction the conversation will take. Movies, television and science fiction are other common themes. Come on, it'll be fun! :)

Skeptics In The Pub

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Skeptics in the pub is a Friday After work Club. I will give a topic as the date approaches but it will likely be something in the news and we never stay on topic. I encourage debate but try to keep it civil and fun. If anyone has a topic they would like to discuss and expertise of any kind in that subject, please comment.

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Skeptics In The Pub

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