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: 756
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

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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 mojo5501 on August 13, 2012 at 2:47pm

Right, once we lower the taxes on the wealthy some more, they'll go right out and use the money to higher more domestic help for that THIRD home they just bought...real estate being so depressed right now...those guys are getting some great investment deals, I'm sure.

Comment by Richard Goscicki on August 13, 2012 at 1:54pm

Mojo, What’s a matta with Trickle Down theory?  Gotta think, ya know.  If rich people pay less taxes, that means they’ll have more money two hire mades, cooks, chauffeurs and don’t forget illegal Mexicans to mow the lawn.  Their people two, ya know? 

 

Paul Ryan is a fine Catholic boy of Irish dissent.  He’s a regula human bean.  One of the boyz, in utta words.  That line of yores, “If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through the road to the sparrows".. makes me laff.  Most feed bags are made out of ledder and don’t have any wholes.  You gotta think of these tings. 

 

Comment by mojo5501 on August 13, 2012 at 1:13pm

Paul Ryan lives in the same town I live in Wisconsin.  On 'Meet the Press' yesterday I kept hearing the phrase "leadership and courage" applied to Romney's 'game-changing' pick for vice president.  I also was amused when it was suggested that now "tough serious debates" can begin. There may be an appeal to the tea partiers out there but I cannot see how people can side with the Ryan Plan for our economic future...if Mitt decides to adopt it (calling it HIS plan, I'm sure, modifying it at the edges).  From what I know about Paul Ryan, he is a supply-sider...supporting a return to trickle-down theory.  "God helps them who help themselves" coupled with "wealthy people are generous with job creation...so keep their taxes really low and don't even touch their capital gains on investments, thank you very much". Like we can count on the wealthy to throw the rest of us a bone once in awhile.  This economic plan doesn't work...hasn't worked in the past and won't work now. Tax cuts to the wealthy have not caused some sort of generosity to sprout on a collective level.  Increased economic inequality has resulted instead.  Like the "horse and sparrow theory" states: "If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through the road to the sparrows"...but not much and not when the horse is willing to reclaim what's been dumped and hoard it for himself for later!

Comment by Brian Magee on August 13, 2012 at 1:04pm

This is our latest Facebook cover image. Feel free to steal!

 

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.

 

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