American Humanist Association (AHA)


American Humanist Association (AHA)

The American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers in the United States. We work to promote humanism--the idea that you can be good without a god.

Location: Washington, DC
Members: 784
Latest Activity: Jun 10

AHA Updates

Humanist Press is the publishing house of the American Humanist Association, providing material for the humanist/freethought/atheist market since 1995.

With the largest print book seller in the United States now selling more ebooks than paper books, it was time the freethought movement invested in the future of publishing so that we can remain relevant and accessible to readers in the U.S. and around the globe.

With new ebooks becoming available on a bi-monthly basis, Humanist Press will have a regularly expanding catalog of interest to atheist and agnostic humanists everywhere. Visit


Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.

On this website you can find all sorts of information about Charles Darwin and the International Darwin Day Foundation. If you are hosting a Darwin Day event, you can post information about it on our events listing. You can also locate Darwin Day programs near you by searching our events section.

Let Humanism Ring! The American Humanist Association is pleased to announce that its 73rd Annual Conference will be held June 5-8, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Join hundreds of humanists, atheists and freethinkers in Philadelphia for a four-day celebration of humanism! The American Humanist Association will feature informative lectures, book signings, celebrity guests, networking opportunities, child care, fun activities and more!

Book your room early by calling the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel at 1-800-325-3535 (mention the American Humanist Association) or visit the AHA’s Personalized Reservation Page to get the special rate of $169 per night (subject to taxes). Rates increase after May 5, 2014 so reserve now!

More information will be announced soon!

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 13, 2012 at 4:30pm

Tony Carroll, great cartoon. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 13, 2012 at 4:21pm

 @Gary, I owe you an apology on at least two counts. One, I used the wrong name for you and am really sorry that I had forgotten that you use Gary. I could have looked back to old posts and realized my error, however, I was sure I remembered correctly. 

Two, I misinterpreted the statement as being yours.  That is why I felt confused and needed clarification; it did not sound like you and now I understand why. I wonder if someone else reading it, who did not know you, could misinterpret your meaning? It would be helpful to use quote marks when sharing others' words; that would eliminate misunderstanding. 

When anyone writes something that seems out of character, I ask for clarity, and thankfully I did ask you. Your words always hold insights and wisdom and I value your contributions, I always read what you offer, and feel enriched. Thanks Gary. 

Comment by Steph S. on August 13, 2012 at 3:15pm
Hey Tony! Doing good. Trying to stay out of the heat. Doing errands and such. And of course, posting on the Nexus.
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 13, 2012 at 3:07pm

Thanks, Steph. Seemed apropos to the discussion here. Got off early today. How are you doing?

Comment by Steph S. on August 13, 2012 at 3:04pm
I love the picture Tony! Awesome!
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 13, 2012 at 3:01pm

Comment by mojo5501 on August 13, 2012 at 2:47pm

Right, once we lower the taxes on the wealthy some more, they'll go right out and use the money to higher more domestic help for that THIRD home they just bought...real estate being so depressed right now...those guys are getting some great investment deals, I'm sure.

Comment by Rich Goss on August 13, 2012 at 1:54pm

Mojo, What’s a matta with Trickle Down theory?  Gotta think, ya know.  If rich people pay less taxes, that means they’ll have more money two hire mades, cooks, chauffeurs and don’t forget illegal Mexicans to mow the lawn.  Their people two, ya know? 


Paul Ryan is a fine Catholic boy of Irish dissent.  He’s a regula human bean.  One of the boyz, in utta words.  That line of yores, “If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through the road to the sparrows".. makes me laff.  Most feed bags are made out of ledder and don’t have any wholes.  You gotta think of these tings. 


Comment by mojo5501 on August 13, 2012 at 1:13pm

Paul Ryan lives in the same town I live in Wisconsin.  On 'Meet the Press' yesterday I kept hearing the phrase "leadership and courage" applied to Romney's 'game-changing' pick for vice president.  I also was amused when it was suggested that now "tough serious debates" can begin. There may be an appeal to the tea partiers out there but I cannot see how people can side with the Ryan Plan for our economic future...if Mitt decides to adopt it (calling it HIS plan, I'm sure, modifying it at the edges).  From what I know about Paul Ryan, he is a supply-sider...supporting a return to trickle-down theory.  "God helps them who help themselves" coupled with "wealthy people are generous with job keep their taxes really low and don't even touch their capital gains on investments, thank you very much". Like we can count on the wealthy to throw the rest of us a bone once in awhile.  This economic plan doesn't work...hasn't worked in the past and won't work now. Tax cuts to the wealthy have not caused some sort of generosity to sprout on a collective level.  Increased economic inequality has resulted instead.  Like the "horse and sparrow theory" states: "If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through the road to the sparrows"...but not much and not when the horse is willing to reclaim what's been dumped and hoard it for himself for later!

Comment by Brian Magee on August 13, 2012 at 1:04pm

This is our latest Facebook cover image. Feel free to steal!



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