American Humanist Association (AHA)

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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.

Website: http://www.americanhumanist.org
Location: Washington, DC
Members: 782
Latest Activity: Apr 11

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 HumanistPress.com

 

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 Donald R Barbera on August 13, 2012 at 9:36am
At least he got some of it right if we consider human being as part of that nature; otherwise, he is the north end of a south bound mule he has always been. I won't quote Bible here because all of us have read it and know the rights the Abrahamic God set in place and there aren't enough there to fill the pocket of a pair of jeans made for a mouse.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on August 13, 2012 at 8:29am

quote: "Our rights come from nature and God, not government."
           - Paul Ryan

Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on August 13, 2012 at 12:18am

PS. I am not religious, spiritual or a Christian. I am a Humanist and I have been since about 1969. See my more lengthy comment below. - Gary (aka Geraldo Cienmarcos)

Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on August 13, 2012 at 12:15am

Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos just now Delete Comment

I sometimes pose excerpts of articles I find on line. Those words were not mine. I have some interest in the cultural setting and politics of religion. But I am not religious or even spiritual (whatever that is?). I sometimes post things that are written by other people that I may or may not agree with, just to see how some other atheists, besides myself, react to a story, issue or an opinion, and most especially the opinions of Humanists like myself. Part of my "humanism" is a concern for the human condition and an interest in the various institutions and factions of society and how they interact. That's all. Just something I found of interest, perhaps provocative that I shared.  It was not my words or opinion, just something I copied and pasted to share.

If the moderator would prefer I not do that, then I will cease.

I thought it was clear that it was an excerpt from an article. Sorry for the confusion.

  - Gary

Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on August 13, 2012 at 12:13am

I sometimes pose excerpts of articles I find on line. Those words were not mine. I have some interest in the cultural setting and politics of religion. But I am not religious or even spiritual (whatever that is?). I sometimes post things that are written by other people that I may or may not agree with, just to see how some other atheists, besides myself, react to a story, issue or an opinion, and most especially the opinions of Humanists like myself. Part of my "humanism" is a concern for the human condition and an interest in the various institutions and factions of society and how they interact. That's all. Just something I found of interest, perhaps provocative that I shared.  It was not my words or opinion, just something I copied and pasted to share.

If the moderator would prefer I not do that, then I will cease.

I thought it was clear that it was an excerpt from an article. Sorry for the confusion.

  - Gary

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 12, 2012 at 11:59pm

Jerry, now I am really confused. This is the item that led me to believe you are a Christian:

Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on July 21, 2012 at 10:53am

Are Progressives Harming Their Cause by Attacking Organized Religion and People
of Faith?

www.alternet.org/story/156384/are_progressives_harming_their_cause_...\

organized_religion_and_people_of_faith

or shorter URL:

http://www.alternet.org/story/156384/

...

It is simply false that all (or even most) people of sincere faith — including those who are conservative in their religious commitments — are intrinsically irrational, anti-social, patriarchal, racist, or closed to meaningful dialogue. It is equally false that humanists necessarily see the light and embrace progressive politics. In my case, I am a Christian, a scholar, and for more than 30 years now a socialist who supports public healthcare, gender equality, separation of church and state, environmentalism, and pacifism. My humanist brother reads Ayn Rand, watches Fox News and is a dedicated member of the National Rifle Association. He opposes gun control, is a global warming skeptic and supports expanded use of fossil fuels, including fracking (he owns land in an area where you can scarcely hurl a stone without beaning one or two Chesapeake Energy employees). My brother and I do not conform to the stereotypes, and neither do countless other people.

Comment by Susan Stanko on August 12, 2012 at 4:35pm

I didn't get the impression that you are a Christian.

Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on August 12, 2012 at 2:09pm

I hope nobody got the idea I was a Christian. I never said I was. Somebody took something out of context.

I haven't been a Christian for well over 40 years!

I've identified with Humanism since about 1968. There, now that you all know what an antique I am, you'll be sure to ignor me.

Gary,

Humanist.

non believer in God or anything supernatural.

Comment by Rich Goss on August 12, 2012 at 1:03pm

“Humanism cannot be considered a religion except insofar as we say "there is no god but Man."

I have a poignant line in my book on this very proposal:    

    Like Beauty in the fairytale she must kiss the Beast and he will turn into a handsome prince.  Humans must embrace the inner being or pneuma of our early evolution and our self image will change from a feeble, fawning creation of an omnipotent god to the gestating spiritual creation of the Earth itself—thereby breaking out of the confines of the Prime Directive.

 

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 12, 2012 at 11:44am

Jerry, You have stated you are a Christian, yet you share these splendid articles and videos about humanism. I know you to be a kind and gentle man, one who listens and responds to ideas. 
May I ask, what is there about Christianity you value that can't be found in Humanism? Are you not concerned about the ways religion can be used to distort and distract from real issues?

A simple example, why be concerned about woman's right to control her own body, to use contraceptives and family planning and all this fear talk about homosexuality. 

To me the real issues, are human beings flourishing?

Is our country flourishing as a result of our value system? 

Are the economic and political processes so corrupted by fundamentalist religion that our nation and our people live diminished lives because of it? 

 

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