REASON has overcome these fallacies
UFO’s, Extraterrestrial abductions, Existence of Martians
Existence of Demons , Witches, Spirits and Devils
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
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.
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.