What is Humanism?
Humanism presents the view that we can make sense of the world
Many of us believed when we were young that the Tooth Fairy took away
Many of us believed when we were young that Father Christmas came
If you don’t believe one or both of the above now, it may be because
Beliefs change constantly over time: most people now believe that the earth goes round
Humanism encourages our ability to question, query, and doubt any idea, belief, theory,
Humanism encourages our ability to think for ourselves and our freedom to do this.
What do Humanists believe?
Humanists believe that moral values, the principles that
While Humanism is a philosophy that includes Atheism
Humanists acknowledge and celebrate namings, marriages, partnerships
Is Humanism new?
No, the ideas and philosophies that form the basis of Humanist thinking go
In 2009, following a letter in The Taunton Gazette, people started to meet to discuss setting up a Humanist group and in January 2010 there was sufficient support and enthusiasm for the founding of Taunton Humanists which is now affiliated to The British Humanist Association.
What do we do?
We meet on the second Saturday of the month at 12noon in
We are very informal and welcome like-minded people who show
Membership costs: None at present.
Do Humanists enjoy themselves?
Yes of course, we’re human! We appreciate and are inspired by human endeavour in education, sciences, arts and culture. We are in awe of natural phenomena: even though we may understand some of the science, we are still beguiled by rainbows, humbled by earthquakes and amazed by the cosmos.
Phone: Paul - 01823 412784
Taunton Humanists is affiliated to:
British Humanist Association,
020 7079 3580
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