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  • Update, Philosophy Cafe Monday 11/28

    Update —
    Our Philosophy Cafe meets tonight at A Cup of Everything on Northside Square from 6 to 7:30 in an upstairs room. a few of us get their a few minutes early to start the lubrication and enjoying a sandwich or snack. We discuss topics of a philosophical nature as voted on by attendees.

    Here are some topics planned for discussion this month at Philosophy in Pubs in England: what is Christmas now?; Why do we tell stories?; Is ART necessary? Is Santa an acceptable lie?

  • Humanists of North Alabama News! 2016-11-11

    Humanists of North Alabama News! 2016-11-11

    Food for thought:

    “We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.”  Barack Obama

    Upcoming events:

    Sunday, November 13: 2:00- 4:00 pm: Non-Fiction Readers Book Discussion Group, is now meeting on the 2nd Sunday of each month New discussion participants always welcomed!  Please join us at the Huntsville Public Library on Monroe Street in Huntsville, room A/B (to the right of the lobby).  This month’s selection is “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” by J.D. Vance. June Norton will lead the discussion.

     

    Sunday, November 20: 2:00 – 3:30 pm: Monthly meeting at Huntsville Public Library on Monroe Street in Huntsville, room A/B (to the right of the lobby).  Enjoy light snacks.

     

    Monday, November  28: 6:00-7:30pm: Philosophy Café. Open discussion on philosophical topics continues on the fourth Monday of each month in the upstairs room of “A Cup of Everything” at 103 Northside Square. An assortment of sandwiches, snacks and beverages are available for purchase (and to lubricate discussion).  New faces are always welcome!

     

    We have created the Humanists of North Alabama discussion group as a closed group to talk about Humanism in Alabama. Let us know if you’d like an invite.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/876732872431530/

     

    Our events can be found

    on our Meetup group:

    http://www.meetup.com/Humanists-of-North-Alabama-Meetup/

    on our FaceBook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Humanists-of-North-Alabama/258854664128349

    on our web page:
    http://www.humanistsofnorthalabama.org/

     

     

    Other community events:

     

    NAFA: North Alabama Freethought Association:
    (see their Meetup page at http://www.meetup.com/thenafa/ for changes and cancellations)

     

    3rd Friday of each month at 6:30 PM – NAFA dinner  (location varies)

    Every Saturday at 10:00 am to noon – Coffee at Angel’s Island Coffee, 7538 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL

    Every Sunday at 10:00 am to noon – Coffee at Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery, 347 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL

     

     

    MAAF Redstone (Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers) affiliate group

    MAAF Redstone is for active duty military, veterans, spouses and supportive civilians. Join the conversation on Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/MAAF-Redstone-Meetup/ or join the closed group on MAAF Redstone Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/305467142954231/

     

     

    If you received this email from a friend and want to be added to the distribution list, send an email to me at louise.hardin@gmail.com.

    Suggestions for events, meeting venues, topics are always welcome!

    Humanists of North Alabama is an official Chapter of the American Humanist Association.  Membership in the AHA is strongly encouraged!

    Louise Hardin

    256-683-8026

  • AHA Conference 2016 — May 26-29 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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    http://conference.americanhumanist.org/

  • To Begin the World Over Again — May 14, 21, 28.

    thomaspaine
  • Ask-an-Atheist newspaper article in Huntsville Times

    http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2015/04/ask_an_atheist_huntsville.html

  • Fundamental Principles of Modern Humanism – Amsterdam Declaration – 2002


    Amsterdam Declaration 2002
    is a statement of the fundamental principles of modern Humanism passed unanimously by the General Assembly of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) at the 50th anniversary World Humanist Congress in 2002.

    If you are not familiar with the outlines of humanism, please check out the other humanist manifestos. You can start in Wikipedia.

    The Amsterdam Declaration

  • To Begin the World Over Again — May 14, 21, 28.

    thomaspaine
  • Supreme Court rules gay couples nationwide have a right to marry

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gay-marriage-and-other-major-rulings-at-the-supreme-court/2015/06/25/ef75a120-1b6d-11e5-bd7f-4611a60dd8e5_story.html?tid=magnet

    Couples looking for an Alabama wedding officiant — please consult our list on this site.

     

  • Children raised secular are moral. Not news to us.

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0115-zuckerman-secular-parenting-20150115-story.html

  • Sir Julian Huxley:

    "Today the god hypothesis has ceased to be scientifically tenable...and its abandonment often brings a deep sense of relief... Once our relief at jettisoning an outdated piece of ideological furniture is over, [then] we must construct something to take its place."
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    —– Live March 30, 2013 —–

    ASU Origins — The Storytelling of Science     1:30

    The Storytelling of Science — part 2 or 2 — audience questions and answers

    The Origins Project at ASU presents the final night in the Origins Stories weekend, focusing on the science of storytelling and the storytelling of science. The Storytelling of Science features a panel of esteemed scientists, public intellectuals, and award-winning writers including well-known science educator Bill Nye, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, Science Friday’s Ira Flatow, popular science fiction writer Neal Stephenson, executive director of the World Science Festival Tracy Day, and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss as they discuss the stories behind cutting edge science from the origin of the universe to a discussion of exciting technologies that will change our future. They demonstrate how to convey the excitement of science and the importance helping promote a public understanding of science.

    Video by Black Chalk Productions

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact origins.project@asu.eduwith questions.  (from YouTube)