Some Benefits of Reason

LOGIC_REASON

REASON  has overcome these fallacies

UFO’s, Extraterrestrial abductions, Existence of Martians

Existence of Demons , Witches, Spirits and Devils

Extraterrestrial visitations

Creationism and a Universe only 6,000 years old

Visions, Mediums, and Astrology

The Bermuda triangle

ESP (extrasensory perception)

Bleeding statues and Divining rods

Claims of finding the remains of Noah’s Ark or the cross on which Jesus was crucified

Santa Claus, Easter  Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy

We hope REASON will overcome the current opposition to these world-wide problems

Global warming

Ozone depletion

Air pollution

Acid rain

Toxic and radioactive wastes

Diseases via embryonic stem cells and gene manipulation


Something to consider…

 You have not lived today

Until you have done something for someone

Who can never  repay you.

 John Bunyan


Did you know….

More dollars go to religious institutions than any other place

Americans give about 32% of their charity funds to churches, synagogues, mosques and temples. About $119 billion annually. But according to a New York Times story last Nov. 6, this figure is down about 50% since 1990. Part of the decline, the story states, is that the number of people identifying with a religious institution has steadily declined. Today, 23% of Americans say they are not affiliated with any religion. This compares to 16% in 2007.


Three questions from Humanism: The 10 Most asked Questions

What is the humanist view toward organized religion?

Religion is important to millions. For many it provides answers to their questions and for others it provides hope and comfort.

Organized religion encourages its members to lead a “good life.”

Most religions believe theirs is the only truly valid one and that all others are imperfect. Religion has been responsible for many wars and the killing of millions.

Do humanists regard religion as important?

Yes. Religion, both nationally and internationally, plays a significant role in the political and moral decisions, which affect us all.

How do humanists value local religious organizations such as churches, synagogues, and mosques?

The local church is often the most welcoming organization in a community.

You don’t need an invitation to attend.

You are welcomed by all. (Unless maybe you are gay, a different color or “different.”) People are glad to see you.

There’s no entrance fee or cover charge.

Even if you can’t carry a tune, you are invited to sing.

No institution on earth does a better job of bringing people together for the purpose of doing good. No service club, no other non-profit organization, and certainly no government.


Announcements appearing in church bulletins

Thursday night—Potluck supper. Prayer and meditation to follow.

For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

This afternoon there will be meetings in the South and North ends of the church. Children will be baptized at both ends.

This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the altar.