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It's All Natural

screencap of a person helping a personOn Friday the 13th in the 1300 hour, I found myself in the worst accident I’ve ever been in. While driving in the rain, I hit a semi, spun around, and hit another car head-on. After I crawled out the window of the heavily damaged car, many people offered to help. Some made phone calls. One asked whether I would like to be prayed for.

Climate Activism: Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We Need to Get To

screencap of David Scott at our April 2015 meetingHumanists see "a planetary duty to protect nature's integrity, diversity, and beauty in a secure, sustainable manner." Our April monthly program topic was titled "Climate Activism: Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We Need to Get To". Our speaker was David Scott, President of the Sierra Club.

Living the Secular Life

picture of happy peopleIn Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions, sociologist Phil Zuckerman has combined stories of the lives of secular people with available sociological data to illustrate key points.

Speaker From Law Enforcement Sees Failure In The Drug War

screencap of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition's Carlis McDerment, Jr.The speaker for our March monthy meeting, Carlis McDerment, Jr., who has spent the last nine years as a Deputy Sheriff for the Fairfield County Ohio Sheriff's Office, believes "drug prohibition is a bad policy, wrecking lives, the nation and creating more problems than it attempts to solve."

How Can You Find Purpose And Meaning From A Secular Perspective?

Believing in God and going to church is not the only way to attain a strong sense of life purpose and meaning.

Recent Humanist Hour Podcast Included One Of Our Members

logo for the Humanist Hour podcastOne of our members, Rose M., who also is part of the group PolyColumbus, recently particpated on the Humanist Hour podcast talking about polyamory – the practice of having multiple simultaneous sexual and/or romantic partners.

Click on the link below to visit the show page and to download the podcast:

Beyond Religion

cover of the book Beyond Religion by the DalallamaAmong religious leaders, the Dalai Lama stands out as someone who shares many Humanist values and as someone who welcomes Humanists.

Putting HCCO on the "Bigotry Map"

Along with many other organizations that strongly support human rights such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, FFRF, and the Human Rights Campaign, the Humanist Community of Central Ohio has been added to the American Family Association's "Bigotry Map."

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It Can't Happen Here

cover of the book It Can't Happen HereAfter Mike Huckabee made the contradictory claim that we live in a secular theocracy, you might be wondering about the future of state church separation. After oil and gas companies spent more than $721 million on the midterm elections, you might be wondering about the state of our democracy.

No Afterlife? No Problem!

screencap of a chess matchI’ve had this thought on my mind for a few months now and wanted to get it written down and then presented to some fellow Atheist-Humanists. I find the idea of an afterlife, either Hell or Heaven, terrifying and why the “just being gone” view of death is more comforting than anything else.

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by Dr. Radut