Meet other local humanists, people who believe in the basic goodness of the human spirit without supernaturalism. Humanists of Houston exists to provide the opportunity for like-minded humanists, atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and freethinkers to socialize and enjoy thought-provoking activities. We host formal talks, volunteer outings, casual conversations and social gatherings at multiple locations around the greater Houston area. For more information about HOH, please see our website at http://humanistsofhouston.org
Our City-Wide Monthly Gathering is the cornerstone of all HOH activities, where people from the entire Houston and surrounding areas are invited to come. It generally starts with announcements and a brief presentation of a humanist topic, followed by guest speaker and Q&A/discussion.
This month’s guest speaker is Anthony Magnabosco, a street epistemologist. Street Epistemology is a conversational tool that helps people reflect on the reliability of the methods used to arrive at their deeply-held beliefs. Anthony is a wonderful speaker and we look forward to having him in Houston!
Free coffee, bottled waters, and snacks will be provided.
The doors will open at 12:30 and the program will kick off with opening announcements at 1:00 PM.
Please remember the needy: As part of an ongoing program, we encourage everyone to bring canned goods for donation to the Houston Food Bank (http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/)
At our freethought coffee socials there is no agenda; all Houston freethinkers, Humanists, atheists, and agnostics are welcome to come out to meet like-minded individuals and have a great time. Cafe Express has a full food menu (http://www.cafe-express.com/menu/dine-in), including breakfast until 11 AM.
This club looks at issues relating to religion. This includes discussion about problems with religion and its institutions and leaders. It also includes discussion of what elements of religion may be important to human culture. The question, "what is religion?" is explored, as well the history and future of religion. Relevant subject matter might also include critiques on faith-based thinking, superstition, religious violence, and dogma.
The host of these discussions is professor of philosophy and religious studies, Dr. Marian Hillar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Hillar). Dr. Hillar is the Director of the Center for Philosophy and Socinian Studies, as well as the Editor-in Chief and founder of the scholarly journal, "Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism".
For more information you can contact Dr. Hillar directly at:[masked] [masked]
Note: These discussion groups include attendees who are not part of the Meetup group, so attendance will be higher than reflected by Meetup RSVPs.