We stand at the cusp of a new way of thinking about and understanding
our world; one which is not bound to the traditions of prosaic beliefs and
archaic institutions. American Humanism is a consistent advocate for a naturalistic
approach to the problems of human life.
To find ourselves in the natural universe and more intimately,
in the lives of others of our kind, is to recognize the true source of our
individual humanity. From this source flows our ability and responsibility
to lead meaningful lives, capable of adding to the greater good and intrinsic
beauty of the humanity we share with all.
On a practical level, we aspire to fulfill the human
desire to know. We challenge the stifling limitations of religiously
restricted thinking. At every meeting we examine issues of ethics, science,
philosophy, politics, history, art, or some other aspect of human knowledge
and life that help us become the articulate, informed advocates for
the greater good of humanity we desire to be. It is not just for Humanists
to learn such things, but for all fully engaged citizens who want a
better world for themselves and all the future citizens who will inherit
our world. And, having acquired this understanding, it becomes our ethical
responsibility to actively create human well being.
Being "good" is not a passive condition.
This is your invitation to a better form of life than
we have had before. • J.P.
A member organization of the Tampa
Bay Coalition of Reason