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Terry Pratchett, British Comic Novelist
Terry Pratchett, who died a couple years ago, is widely agreed to be one of the funniest recent writers in English. In addition to being very entertaining, he is also extremely intelligent and thoughtful, and his books, at their best, are an ideal mixture of comedic entertainment and deeply serious insight. His books have sold in multiple millions, all over the world, and he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to literature. Pratchett had a very humane, humanistic temperament. John O’Connor is a huge fan of Pratchett, and has read most of his books. John will give an overview of the works of this author. John is a member of UUSF. We’ll get started in the Fireside Room at 12:30. Sandwiches will be available for purchase. Everyone is welcome.

First UU Church of San Francisco

1187 Franklin St · San Francisco, CA

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    With the publication of the Humanist Manifesto (http://americanhumanist.org/Humanism/Humanist_Manifesto_I) in 1933, modern Humanism was born. Signers of the manifesto included a number of intellectuals and religious leaders. Most of the latter were Unitarian ministers. The document boldly proclaimed “the time has passed for theism”. In subsequent years, non-theistic Humanism became a dominant influence on the Unitarian Universalism (UU). The UU Humanists Association (http://www.huumanists.org) is dedicated to keeping Humanist ideals strong within the denomination and insuring those who identify as non-believers, atheists, agnostics, and humanists find a welcoming home within Unitarian Universalism. The Humanists and Non-Theists of the UU Society of San Francisco, is a local San Francisco group that sponsors speakers, discussions, potlucks, parties and an annual Darwin Day event featuring a scientific lecture and a luncheon. We invite you to check out some of our activities whether you are a Unitarian Universalist or would like to learn more about UU Humanism.

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