If you’re involved with the Humanist Community, someone is bound to ask what’s humanism and what does the Humanist Community do. To summarize an approach to life that affects things you think, feel, and do takes some effort. And unfortunately, many common slogans leave out important parts.
News media attempt to focus attention on certain elections by treating the elections as a game and by spreading the latest chat worthy gossip about candidates. And yet elections are more than a game between warring brands, images, or teams. The decisions of power elites affect the lives of millions of people.
Whether the story involves Kim Davis or ISIS, Humanists often find situations where bigotry leads to unnecessary harm and violations of human rights. Many of us feel the urge to criticize. But how could we criticize effectively? For decades, Amnesty International has been among the leading human rights organizations.
The line was out the door and down the street to see George Takei in the Broadway musical “Allegiance.” George Takei is a Humanist Pride Award winner, and the show “Allegiance” provides moving support for many Humanist principles.
In 1990, Cincinnati’s Contemporary Art Center hosted an exhibit of photos by Robert Mapplethorpe that sparked outrage. The CAC’s director Dennis Barrie was charged with violating obscenity laws but was eventually acquitted.
Islam and the Future of Tolerance by Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz contains a discussion between Harris and Nawaz about the role of Islam and Islamism in human rights issues. I will try to summarize some key points of these complex issues.
Please join us for a free film screening of the documentary based on the book "A Better Life" by Chris Johnson! Johnson himself will be screening the film for us. This event is being hosted by a partnership of the Humanist Community of Central Ohio, the Secular Student Alliance, and Sunday Assembly Columbus.
Humanists are often asked how we could make moral decisions without divinely delivered moral absolutes. Really, the more important question is not whether a moral conclusion is absolute but whether a moral conclusion is arbitrary or thoughtfully based on good reasons.
...care about your fellow human beings? ...like to share a reasonable conversation? ...care about Democracy, Human Rights, and separation of church and state? ...want to get along, contribute, and guide the world in a positive direction?
If you answered "yes"...
Then you are at the right place. Humanism shares all of the above and contributes to the answering of life's questions. If you know humanism is for you, then consider joining HCCO as a member.
There are also many opportunities for our members and friends to get involved in HCCO and our larger community. Come out and see us sometime!