Welcome to Western MA.A.S.H (Atheist, Secular Humanist)! We are an open-minded and welcoming community from Western MA and surrounding areas.
Most of us identify as Humanists, which means we reject religion or spirituality as the basis for morality and decision making. Instead, we look to ourselves and each other to create meaning and live the most fulfilling lives we can.
Our monthly Meetings/Discussion groups are a good way to get a feel for the group, share Ideas, and learn about the non-theist community. Our membership is diverse (all are welcome, regardless of religious perspective), and our discussions are energetic and thought provoking. If you'd prefer to meet some like-minded people in a smaller and more informal setting, try one of our social events. Our events are well attended... you will have the opportunity to meet dozens of like-minded people.
This month will be a facilitated discussion group: participants will jot down a relevant question, 2-3 will be picked at random, and we will explore ideas and topics related to Humanism together. While the organizers will help facilitate the event, the topics (and tangents) flow naturally and are generated by the group as a whole. Our meetups are relaxed, informal, and our members have very diverse backgrounds and interests. We generally take a few minutes at the beginning of each monthly meeting to plan upcoming MA.ASH community building efforts and events. The presentations and general discussions afterwards give members a chance to discuss relevant topics, current events, and explore new ideas.