Reason, Science, Ethics, Compassion, Community … no god required
The Flathead Area Secular Humanist Association (FASHA) is a grassroots, democratic, completely volunteer, member-driven association of Flathead Area Secularist Humanists.
More information regarding our Mission and Membership here.
Upcoming FASHA Events
Big News: The Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium will address “Why Science Matters” — a subject dear to the hearts of freethinkers, atheists, secular humanists, skeptics and others who are concerned about the future of our country.
Kicking off the symposium February 25, Sheril Kirschenbaum, Ph.D., will present “Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future.” Four other programs on science topics will follow in March.
Sunday, March 9: Regular monthly meeting, 10 a.m. Location and program to be announced. Members only. (To join FASHA, please use membership link above.)
Action Alerts & Volunteer Opportunities
- We are organizing activities for younger members (parents with school-age children, college students). Please contact us to help out or to participate in our first event for this age group.
- We need volunteers to be FASHA’s “Local Government Watch.” Read upcoming agendas and past meeting minutes, and as able, attend meetings of school boards, city council, county commissioners, etc. for issues important to secularists.
- We are running out of room! We need to find a larger meeting place in a more central location. Please let us know if you find something.
- Our next Adopt-a-Highway cleanup outing will be in March or April 2014.
Upcoming National Events
American Atheists; April 17-20, 2014, Salt Lake City
Freedom from Religion Foundation mini convention; May 2-3, Raleigh, N.C. Imagine No Religion, May 16-18, Kamloops, British Columbia
American Humanist Association national convention; June 5-8, Philadelphia
Atheist Alliance of America 2014 convention, Seattle
Freedom from Religion Foundation annual convention weekend of October 24-25, Los Angeles
The Thinking That Inspires Us
“A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.” — Scottish philosopher David Hume
“It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.” — U.S. Founding Father Thomas Paine
“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” — Galileo
“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” — Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
“If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow.” — TV personality and skeptic Steve Allen
“Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them” — Actor, humanist and Renaissance man Peter Ustinov
Donation Thank-You Gifts!
As a thank-you gift for a donation of $35 or more to FASHA receive a 11-by-13 bumper sticker and a 4.5-by-2.5 sticker. $7 and $3 separately (use Contact Us form to request to purchase separately).