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Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

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Alan H
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Re: Milton Keynes Humanists

#21 Postby Alan H » February 19th, 2008, 12:28 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Hey! Congratulations to all. :party:
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

Maria Mac
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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#22 Postby Maria Mac » April 5th, 2008, 5:41 pm

As a public service, I am pleased to add Liverpool Humanist Group's interesting site:

http://www.liverpoolhumanists.co.uk

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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#23 Postby PriestofPoppycock » October 30th, 2008, 7:58 pm

For those of you living in America:

American Atheists: www.atheists.org

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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#24 Postby Nick » October 31st, 2008, 4:00 pm

Via PZ Myers site, I have just come across the interesting site www.godriddance.com . Well worth a look!

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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#25 Postby ThinkHumanism » January 18th, 2009, 1:43 pm

Yesterday we attended the first major UK event run by the Center for Inquiry: the Weird Science conference and great fun it was too. We are now happy to add this organisation to our list and to encourage people to join as a Friend in order to support them financially so they can continue to run excellent events. Friends get into Conway Hall events free. We'll publicise future events on this website.

We were told that they are changing their name CfI London to CfI UK - they already have events planned for Oxford and expect to run events in other UK cities in the future.

Here's the link:

http://cfilondon.org/


Edit: I forgot I was logged in as admin when I posted this. It's from Maria.
This post was probably brought to you by Maria, unless it was Alan.

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Canadian Humanist organisations

#26 Postby lagagnon » January 25th, 2009, 8:37 pm

Canadian Humanists: http://www.humanistcanada.com/
Canadian Freethinker: http://www.canadianfreethinker.com/
Skeptics Canada: http://www.skeptics.ca/

for all you Canucks out there, if you don't already know of these orgs.

cheers...Larry

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Re: Canadian Humanist and Freethinker Orgs.

#27 Postby Alan H » January 25th, 2009, 10:39 pm

Hi Larry and :welcome:

Thanks for the links.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#28 Postby Ken H » July 7th, 2009, 8:16 pm

Humanists of Florida Association (affiliated with AHA)
http://www.floridahumanist.org/

Not Humanist, but worthy:

National Center for Science Education (NCSE)
"Defending the teaching of evolution in public schools."
http://ncseweb.org/

CHILD, Inc
"Children's Healthcare Is a Legal Duty (CHILD, Inc.) is a non-profit national membership organization established in 1983 to protect children from abusive religious and cultural practices, especially religion-based medical neglect."
http://www.childrenshealthcare.org/
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' - Isaac Asimov

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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#29 Postby Nick » July 13th, 2009, 5:47 pm

For any Irish ex-Catholics who may be reading this, there is a web-site that may be of use to you:

http://www.countmeout.ie

This site shows you how best to establish your defection or departure from The Catholic Church.

It is not to be confused with http://www.countmeout.org.uk , which is designed to help recovering alcoholics and gamblers....

Still, both sites are there to help people leave behind a pattern of behavior which may be appealing at the time, but is ultimately destructive for the person concerned as well as their families and the wider community :D

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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#30 Postby Daniel P » July 24th, 2009, 7:19 pm

South Hampshire Humanists:

http://www.southhantshumanists.org.uk

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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#31 Postby jaywhat » September 20th, 2009, 5:50 am

www.freethinker.co.uk

Subscribed for a good few years to 'the freethinker' (the voice of atheism since 1881).
They have recently launched their website and now there is a link to thinkhumanism thanks to Barry Duke whom some of you will know.

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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#32 Postby Alan C. » September 20th, 2009, 12:44 pm

They have recently launched their website and now there is a link to thinkhumanism thanks to Barry Duke whom some of you will know.
I asked Barry to put that link in around 6 months ago, glad he finally got round to it.
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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#33 Postby Maria Mac » September 27th, 2009, 12:04 pm

Thanks, Barry. He has always been supportive of us, unlike the bastards at New Humanist magazine, whose blog includes links to just about everything under the sun except this website. They just ignore my emails requesting a link so I don't bother promoting them either any more.

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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#34 Postby Doc » December 28th, 2009, 10:47 am

Here's the Devon Humanists site, with an updated section on our Prayers' Campaign:


http://www.devonhumanists.org.uk/

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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#35 Postby Nick » January 20th, 2012, 3:38 pm

I've just come across this good blog, by Adam Lee. Very interesting and very well written. Let me know what you think. :)

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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#36 Postby Sel » January 21st, 2012, 6:15 pm

a few of my Humanist and Calgary CFI friends have posted 3 pod casts recently. I have not had time to listen yet.
The site is http://www.legionofreason.com/
Perhaps I will explore this site later this week.
"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge." Bertrand Russell

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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#37 Postby draykorinee » October 25th, 2013, 12:39 am

I attended my first Sunday assembly tonight, in Brighton, it was brilliant, i recommend people to go at any opportunity, it had a fun vibe with a pleasant community feel. I'll write more when I'm not on my mobile.
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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#39 Postby Altfish » February 3rd, 2015, 10:22 am

draykorinee wrote:I attended my first Sunday assembly tonight, in Brighton, it was brilliant, i recommend people to go at any opportunity, it had a fun vibe with a pleasant community feel. I'll write more when I'm not on my mobile.

I look forward to hearing what you thought

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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#40 Postby crabsallover » August 8th, 2016, 9:33 am

I have to confess I haven't posted in Think Humanism for several years. I'm currently President of Atheism UK (established 2008) http://www.atheismuk.com.

Atheism UK Principles http://www.atheismuk.com/about/principles/ are:

Humans have fabricated religion

Religious texts are flawed and as fallible as the humans who wrote them. They must be criticized, challenged and, where appropriate, satirized or denounced. Religious organizations and communities must not receive privileges and immunities, such as tax benefits and protection from criticism or satire, which are denied to the non-religious population. Religious beliefs do not exist in isolation but are propagated from one person to another.

God or gods do not exist

Concepts of gods are myths created by humans.There are not two separate realms (the natural and the supernatural), but one (the natural).

Morality develops independently of religion

There is no divine moral authority. Although atheism is not in itself a source of morality, it frees morality from corruption by religion. The religious inculcation and indoctrination of children corrupts their morality. Children are not born with any religious beliefs or affiliations; these are imposed. Religion inhibits rational thought

Religion is based upon irrationality, superstition and unsubstantiated beliefs.

Religion encourages and perpetuates prejudice, ignorance and intolerance. Religion inhibits critical thinking, discourages scientific enquiry and restricts human progress.

Atheism UK has a forum to discuss these issues: http://www.atheismuk.com/forum/

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Re: Humanist, secularist and freethinkers' organisations.

#41 Postby Alan H » August 8th, 2016, 9:53 am

Hi Chris! Welcome back.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?


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