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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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Every Saturday at 6 pm we get together to talk about the last week's news from a progressive, ethical, and Secular Humanist perspective. It's a great place to share, vent, shine, and make friends. A lot happens during the week and we take Saturday evenings to review and decompress. Please see the link for joining. The password is: humanist (if you need it, the meeting id is:[masked]) The agenda is below: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qYBCNhdM7pNZqmsphXYurBQZt50Yyc971ZI64JOhges/edit?usp=sharing

Dr. Joseph McKenna: The History of Atheism

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Joseph McKenna Ph.D. has taught the history of religious ideas for 25 years, the last 20 at the University of California Irvine. He has published in academic journals and in popular venues like the LA Times, Huffington Post, and “Humanist Plus” on Patheos.com, for which he has written about 140 articles. He created UponReligion http://www.uponreligion.com/ to feature numerous of his writing projects, such as, The Pope’s Last Confession; An Opinionated Dictionary of Religion; God: An Autobiography of the Missing Years; and Letters From the Damned. He also created the Youtube channel ‘Five Finger Fingerstyle Guitar' for original guitar compositions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1Ql4Y4V9eWQ8V2Fu6KPww. His spouse is a long-time professor of Medieval Japanese literature and theater at the University of California Irvine, and they live with their two daughters in Southern California. Meeting ID:[masked] No Password

Secular Sisters: Humanist Women's Happy Hour

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Welcome heathen queens! Statistically, many of us weren't socialized to be secular, so if you've found this group you may have divested from not only religion, but also its patriarchal and heteronormative values. Secular Sisters' Monday Meetup is your avenue to connect and converse with other local women who are secular humanists, atheists and agnostics through the social fabric of our feminism. No subject is taboo: the female body, religion, politics, sex, wellness, culture, philosophy and current events or whatever is keeping you up at night, bring it up and we'll bandy it about. Note for participants– all ages are welcome, however adult language may be used and sensitive topics discussed. We're committed to supporting inclusivity and honoring the diversity of voices and perspectives in our community through our meetings. We will maintain this safe conversational space as an ALWAYS intersectional women's group: LGBTQIA community members are welcome here, and we want to reiterate our commitment to elevate the voices of our Black sisters, Indigenous sisters, Latinx sisters, and trans or queer sisters in this community: voices of whom we have much need of hearing. In subsequent weeks we may have a theme or an activity and are open to and eager for suggestion. ______________________________________________________________________ **For this first week maybe we can share some thoughts on the significance and outcry around the hearings for nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States.** Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked]

Weekly Humanist Association Leadership Meeting

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Every organization has some housekeeping to do. We are no different so Tuesday evenings at 7 pm we have a one hour zoom call to go over upcoming events, projects, and the work of our Community, Advocacy, Service, and Education Committees. 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], No Password

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Weekly LGBTQIA Social Hour

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