What we’re about
Lehigh Valley Humanists is a chapter of the American Humanist Association. As secular humanists, we strive to bring about a progressive society where being good without a god is an accepted way to live life.
Humanism encompasses a variety of non-theistic views (atheism, agnosticism, rationalism, naturalism, secularism, and so forth) while adding the important element of a comprehensive worldview and a set of ethical values grounded in the philosophy of the Enlightenment, informed by scientific knowledge, and driven by a desire to meet the needs of people in the here and now. We promote human rights, civil liberties, the scientific method, and the democratic process in an open, secular, and humane society.
Lehigh Valley Humanists provides education, support, and outreach about humanism in an effort to build a vibrant community based around a positive ethical life-stance.
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Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Online Game Night and Movie Discussion - The Greatest Night in PopNeeds location
Join us for an online hang out of friendly, insightful conversation, gaming and movie discussion. Watch the movie(s) on your own before the event, or just come to chat about the general topic....and play some fun online games.
This month we've selected The Greatest Night in Pop, streaming on Netflix.
In 1985, 46 music icons, including Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Diana Ross, and Stevie Wonder, came together for the most star-studded recording session in history. This is the untold story of the legendary global pop song “We Are the World” — which very nearly didn’t happen.
After the movie chat our usual game line up will include Jackbox Party Games: Murder Trivia, Quiplash and other party games (each participant will need a second device : smartphone or tablet connected to the internet and device to run Zoom)
Brian will lead us on Zoom. Use this LINK to join the Zoom call.
- Lunching SecularlyKUNG FU II, Easton, PA
Kung Fu II
4402 Birkland Pl Ste 5
Easton, PA 18045
We hope you’ll join us this month at Kung Fu II, a restaurant offering authentic and delicious Chinese & Japanese cuisine in Easton PA. Kung Fu II is known for their high-quality fresh ingredients and generous portions. In addition to sushi (they even offer an all-you-care-to-eat option for sushi) they offer standard Chinese fare. I’m sure their fresh food, friendly staff, and cozy ambience will be enjoyable for all. Kung Fu is BYOB, so feel free to bring your favorite beverage to enjoy.
Our lunch bunch is a warm and welcoming group and we truly hope you join us, whether for a brief lunch away from work or a longer, leisurely afternoon filled with food, drink, and good conversations. Either way, our lunches are informal and fun times to meet some fellow Humanists. Newcomers and children always are welcome!
- Movie Night: "Rapture-Palooza"Butch's Garage, Quakertown, PA
This month our movie will be "Rapture-Palooza", a goofy, somewhat raunchy, comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Craig Robinson. This is the movie that was cancelled in February due to snow. Hope you can join us!
When the Apocalypse actually happens and a billion people are raptured up to heaven, Lindsey (Kendrick) and her boyfriend Ben are left behind in suburban Seattle. The young couple try their best to lead a normal life surrounded by talking locusts, blood rain showers, and pot smoking wraiths. But when the Antichrist (Robinson) makes his home base in their neighborhood, Lindsey finds herself the object of his affection. With the help of her family, friends, and a lawn-mowing zombie neighbor, the young couple set off to stop the Antichrist from taking her as his bride... and just maybe, save the world in the process.
- March Book ClubPie's On Pizzeria, Catasauqua, PA
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
#1 New York Times Bestseller
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”
One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?
Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.
Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?
Andrew will be moderating this month. Hope you can join us for some thoughtful discussion.
April: Avoiding the News: Reluctant Audiences for Journalism by Benjamin Toff, Ruth Palmer, and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (Pat)
May: The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean, Peter Elkind, and Joe Nocera (Roxanne)
May: Book Selection Month: Please bring a book to recommend.
June: Atlas Hugged by David Sloan Wilson (Steve)