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
Monday evenings, March 9-April 13 — American Freethought Video Series
FASHA will show the critically acclaimed miniseries American Freethought at 6 p.m. Mondays in March and April at the ImagineIF Library, 247 1st Avenue East in Kalispell. The four-part series examines our nation’s freethought, atheist and secular heritage from the American Revolution to the 1930s.
- Part 1 (March 9) will cover the thinking of our founding fathers to role of freethinkers in the abolition movement.
- Part 2 (March 23) will examine how the abolition movement seeded the women’s rights and freethought movements.
- Part 3 (April 6) will cover the mainstream press and the alternative press.
- Part 4 (April 13) will look at the rise of Roman Catholicism.
This a repeat showing of this series, which was screened Saturday mornings late last year. The series was produced by the Center for Inquiry, based in Amherst, N.Y., one of the premier secular humanist/skeptics organizations in the country. Free and open to all.
Tuesday, March 10 — Skeptics in the Pub
Our ever-popular open forum meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Kalispell Brewing Co., 412 Main Street. This month’s starter topic will be “Why people believe strange things.” Free and open to all.
Thursday, March 26 —The Rise of the “Nones”
The Rise of the “Nones”: Why More Americans are Becoming Non-religious, a talk by Dr. Phil Zuckerman; Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium; 7 p.m., Thursday, March 26, FVCC Arts and Technology Building Room 139.
Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He has written several books, including Living the Secular Life, Faith No More and Society Without God. This event is not being sponsored by FASHA but is of interest to all secular humanists. Free and open to all.
Sunday, April 5 — Member Meeting
FASHA’s regular monthly meeting; time and location TBA. Open to members only. To join FASHA, please go to our membership page and follow the instructions. To donate to FASHA, please click the button on our Home page.
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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).