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The Humanist Association of San Diego

Humanism in San Diego Since 1970

Welcome to the Meetup page for the Humanist Association of San Diego. "Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of Humanity" (Humanist Manifesto III).

The Humanist Association has been meeting since 1970 to foster Humanist community, advocate civil rights and the humanist philosophy, promote critical thought and science education, and to work to become better people in the process.

Each month we get together to discuss current events, hold workshops on ethics, investigate the history of humanism and freethought, offer a monthly lecture and speaker series, perform service in our community, and go for hikes and enjoy other outdoor activities. We also put on plays, host traveling lecturers, and put on a regular regional conference.

Lastly, who are Humanists? We are people of good will pursuing being citizens in the human race to the utmost of our abilities. We celebrate the human potential to do such good, the capacity of the human mind to create great works of art and thought. We cherish the efficacy in cooperation to make this world a better place in the here and now with an eye on the future.

Not all Humanists are Atheists, and not all Atheists are Humanists, though a lot of us are in both camps. At its core, Humanists find the God question irrelevant in terms of morality and ethics. Humanism is more than an ontological statement, but a progressive philosophy that strives to make this one life a wonderful and fulfilling event for all whom live it.

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Coffee & Conversation

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So much happens during the week that it can be difficult to keep track of or even make sense of it all. Every Saturday evening we get together (on Zoom) to discuss current events from a Secular and Ethical Humanist perspective.

Come for a well-curated and moderated discussion that varies from fluff to deeply engaging topics all harvested from the headlines of the day.

Humanists are known for our compulsion to talk and argue for social justice and human rights. This is your chance to do so, make friends, and have some great laughs.

We cover a lot of ground over the course of four hours so feel free to pop in (or take off at anytime).

Meeting ID:[masked]https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2457389929

Humanism & Masturbation: Sexual Misconceptions, Morals, and Mores (mȯr-ˌāz)

May is National Masturbation Month.

This title may have made you experience a gamut of things, embarrassment, made you uncomfortable, gave you an arousal, made you laugh, or at minimum raise an eyebrow.

In Apocalypse Now, Marlon Brando's Col. Kurtz asked a question of why is it obscene to write the word "fuck" on a bomb destined to kill innocent people?

There are various norms that many of us have been socialized into that line us up to having anxieties or other hindrances toward healthy attitudes toward sex and sexuality.

Many of these norms come from conservative and puritanical religious systems of morality and etiquette.

We will be exploring a more healthy worldview toward one of the most primal of our urges: SEX

More to come (pardon the pun) including the Zoom link.

Impolite Company: Sunday Secular Salon (I.E., Humanism After Dark)

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Impolite Company: Sunday Secular Salon (I.E., Humanism After Dark)

Tonight is another round of open room, open discussion.

We will start at 9pm Pacific and run until late into the night.

This is a place for smart asses, dirty jokes, and real talk.

If you are easily offended this is not the meeting for you.

We are fiery, passionate freethinking progressives, and Sunday evenings well into the night, it's time to let your freak flag fly.

Let's late night talk radio this shit!

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Weekly Humanist Association Leadership Meeting

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Every organization has some housekeeping to do.

The Humanist Association has been around since 1970 and we are putting a lot of work into building it up. Every Tuesday at 7pm we hold a leadership and strategy meeting to go over upcoming events, projects, assess how the organization is doing, and to brainstorm on how to better serve our community.

We open these meetings so everyone has an opportunity to help grow our group and to have your interests and efforts reflected in what we do. We're a democracy and your voice is important.

For those of you who wish to get more involved at the administrative and leadership levels, this is your chance to help out and leave your mark on the direction of our community.

Meeting ID:[masked]https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2457389929

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