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.
American Freethought Video Series
FASHA will present Part 1 of the video series American Freethought at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 25, at the Flathead County Library in Kalispell, 247 1st Ave., E. Parts 2 through 4 of the series will be shown at the library at 10 a.m. the Saturdays of November 8 and 22, and December 6.
The American Freethought miniseries, produced by the Center for Inquiry, examines our nation’s freethought, atheist and secular heritage from the American Revolution to the 1930s.
Part 1 (October 25) From the thinking of our founding fathers to role of freethinkers in the abolition movement.
Part 2 (November 8) The abolition movement seeds the women’s rights and freethought movements.
Part 3 (November 22) The mainstream press and the alternative press.
Part 4 (December 6) The rise of Roman Catholicism.
Skeptics in the Pub
The Flathead Area Secular Humanist Association held it first-ever Skeptics in the Pub gathering on October 28 at the Kalispell Brewing Co., 412 Main St. in Kalispell.
The next meetings will be at 5:30 p.m. the Tuesdays of November 11 and December 9 at Kalispell Brewing Co.
Do UFOs really transport visitors from outer space, or are they just unidentified flying objects? Can you locate underground water with a stick? Is it possible to overdose on a homeopathic “medicine”? What does the word “theory” mean in scientific discourse? Skeptics in the Pub is exploring these questions and much more.
FASHA’s Skeptics in the Pub is open to everyone. Just show up and join the discussion.
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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).