SASH is a chapter of the Washington Area Secular Humanists. Become a Member (http://wash.org/join/) to support our activities.
Secular Humanists are distinguished by an emphasis on critical thinking and scientific methods of knowing, promotion of separation of church and state, and a commitment to the pursuit of humanist goals outside of religious frameworks. We are a group for non-theists, atheists, agnostics, doubters, free-thinkers, rationalists, skeptics and other like-minded individuals who are interested in exploring what it means to be "Good Without God". The main focus of the group is to build a sense of community for the "Nones" in the Shenandoah region through discussion groups, lectures, social activities and family-friendly events, as well as promoting a spirit of volunteerism and giving back to the community. There's no cost to join. Most of our events are free.
We are proud to be a Chapter of the Washington Area Secular Humanists (WASH). For more information on our parent organization visit our website at wash.org/sash
Has the word "sacred" been co-opted into a specifically religious meaning? Maybe not. One Merriam-Webster definition does impute it to something dedicated or set apart to the worship of a deity. However, another definition offered is devoted to one service or person. Does that really cover the meaning of "sacred" for you? Do you feel that some things are sacred to you? What are they and why? Come and discuss this intriguing topic with your SASH friends. By the way, this beautiful sunflower is an example of "sacred geometry."
This will be an in-person meeting at a private home near Front Royal VA. You are welcome to attend in person if you are fully vaccinated. A few days before the meeting, we'll give the address privately to those who have RSVPed. We will have a computer at the meeting for those who want to attend by Zoom, and we'll post that link later at the same time.
Join us as SEVASH's own local author/poet Star LaBranche introduces us to Megan Rahm, a "Midwest Mom" and firebrand atheist.
Megan will be reading from her book of poetry and will talk about her new memoir on atheism and mental health, "Recovering without God: A Story of Mental Illness and Hope in a Secular Life", soon to be published and released by Freethought House.