Welcome to the official site of the Humanist Fellowship!
- HFSD mission summary: To be an informative and uniting resource on secular humanism for all people in the area.
- HFSD official description: Humanist Fellowship is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization in San Diego County of California, USA that instruct the public on subjects useful to the individual and beneficial to the community. We advocate factual foundation for our viewpoints.
- HFSD motto: We believe in good.
Our mission is to advance public awareness of Humanism and of its principals of social progress through dialog, acts of compassion, pursuit of justice, and promotion of critical thinking.
Secular humanism embraces human reason, ethics, justice, and philosophical naturalism while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, pseudoscience, and superstition as the bases of morality and decision making.
We unite secular humanists and ethical atheists and skeptics in the area. We organize meetings, lectures and discussion groups.
- Category: HFSD
All our Board Directors are volunteers who contribute to the Fellowship financially and with time and talent.
Three of the Board Directors - President, Treasure, and Secretary - are the legally defined Officers of the not-for-profit Corporation, who report to the State.
To become a Director of the HFSD Board you need to become a Fellow and submit our candidacy to the Board.
Dictionary definition of modern humanism:
hu·man·ism /ˈ(h)yo͞oməˌnizəm/ - noun
an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems.
In modern times, humanist movements are typically non-religious movements aligned with secularism, and today humanism typically refers to a nontheistic life stance centred on human agency and looking to science rather than revelation from a supernatural source to understand the world.
Paul Kurtz (1925 – 2012), founder of the Council for Secular Humanism:
“Who are the secular humanists? Perhaps everyone who believes in the principles of free inquiry, ethics based upon reason, and a commitment to science, democracy, and freedom. Perhaps even you.”
From Free Inquiry:
Secular humanism emerges as a comprehensive nonreligious life stance that incorporates a naturalistic philosophy, a cosmic outlook rooted in science, and a consequentialist ethical system.