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Charlie Chaplain's Humanism

screencap of Charlie Chaplin in The Dictator (1940)Born April 16, 1889, Charlie Chaplin produced many films that generated laughter and provoked thought. Chaplain called himself “agnostic” and promoted principles that many Humanists would appreciate.

Bylaw Change Set For Member's Vote At May Monthly Meeting

Pursuant to Article 6 of the HCCO Bylaws the following amendment to Article 4 section 3 concerning
vacancies on the HCCO Board of Trustees is proposed for a member's vote at the monthly meeting on May 10th 2014. Upon passage, by a 2/3 vote of the members present, these changes will take effect immediately.

Foundation Beyond Belief's First Annual National Conference To Be Held In July

logo for Foundation Beyond BeliefFoundation Beyond Belief, the nation's largest humanist charitable organization, is holding its first national conference, "Humanism at Work," July 18-20, 2014 at the Hilton Rosemont in Chicago, Illinois.

Kroger Community Rewards Renewal Time!

logo for Kroger CompanyIt's time to renew our participation in Kroger Community Rewards! Last year our members earned $668.50 for HCCO by simply shopping at Kroger.

Some Early Kluwe

image of HCCO Board member Derrick with Chris Kluwe
HCCO Board member Derrick S. with Chris Kluwe

Chris Kluwe is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the 2014 American Atheists conference in April, but a group of us from the Humanist Community got to see him first here in Columbus at the McConnell Arts Center. Along with being known as an NFL punter, Chris Kluwe drew even more attention for his courageous advocacy of Humanist values.

Facts, Fairness, and Love

This past week, one of America’s most famous haters Fred Phelps died, but injustice, cruelty, and unreasonableness did not die with him. Many people support things Phelps said but don’t say those things while standing in the streets with signs. Rather than standing with signs like Phelps, there are people with cruel and unreasonable ideas in public office and running for office.

Richard Dawkins Coming to Ohio State 4/7/14!

Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss will be screening their new film, The Unbelievers, at the Mershon Auditorium on Monday, 4/7/14, at 7pm.

The Unbelievers follows renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss across the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world—encouraging others to cast off antiquated religious and politically motivated approaches toward important current issues.

For The Good Of Democracy, Corporations Shouldn't Have Human Rights

March montly meetingThe March Humanist program focused on the Humanist principle of democracy. Those participating shared their concerns about how our democracy functions and concerns about protecting minority rights in a political system.

Evolving Misconceptions About Evolution

Evolution talk at our February 2014 Monthly MeetingCreationists are infamous for weaving straw man arguments reaped from the wide fields of ignorance and sometimes burning deceit.

We all know what Darwin's Theory of Evolution is, don't we? And yet, even those of us who have read and studied Darwin often make mistakes and describe things incorrectly.

"Evolving Misconceptions" is a talk (with handout) about how to present ourselves in explaining the Theory of Evolution and how to arm ourselves against the mistakes.

Setting and Achieving Goals

Gleb leading the workshopHow can we figure out, set, and achieve our goals? A recent workshop at a HCCO sponsored Rationality meeting, led by Gleb Tsipursky, provided some effective strategies for doing so. This post provides a brief summary of the talk with some useful links for additional information. A video of the workshop is linked at the end of this post.

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