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How To Have A Well Run Humanist Group (Part 1)

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People having a meetingThe point of this blog is to provide an online Humanist community, but I also think that there is a place for local Humanist groups. I’ve been a member and a leader of a group off and on for more than twenty years. I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. Here are some tips and things to look for in a well run Humanist group.
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Unitarians Throw Atheists And Humanists Under The Bus

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logo for the Unitarian Universalist AssociationLate last week, I got what could only be described as a gut punch when I learned that the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), the group that governs all the Unitarian Universalist churches in the country, had signed a new affiliation agreement with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The UUA had broken with the BSA over its policy of excluding atheists and LGBT scouts and leaders. The agreement is just more proof that the so-called non-creedal religion really dislikes atheists.
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Science Isn’t A Matter For Public Opinion

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scene of science people doing scienceThis past week, the Tribeca Film Festival tried to show a film about the ‘bad effects’ of vaccinations on children. The film was written and directed by the scientist who was rebuked for making false claims in a paper he wrote. The festival rightly was pummeled in the press for giving the charlatan a platform to spew his false narrative. When it comes to settled science there is no room for public opinion.
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