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Hull and East Riding Humanist Group

A social group for humanists, atheists, secularists, sceptics and agnostics

Welcome

Welcome to the 2019 website of the Hull and East Riding Humanist Group. Our group provides an opportunity for like-minded people to meet and discuss humanist values, principles and related subjects and to promote an awareness of the philosophy of humanism to the wider public. The past two decades has seen a significant increase in the number of local groups springing up around the country and although the Hull and East Riding group is small in size (about a dozen regular attendees) we think that there is every reason to hope that the number of people adopting a humanist world-view will continue to increase with time. If you are interested in science, philosophy and debating secular ethics, our meetings are definitely for you, it’s free with a voluntary donation of £1 per meeting, why not give it a try? If you would like to ask any questions about humanism or the activities of our group, please email Tim Stephenson, the group secretary (tim.stephenson@herhg.org.uk).

We had our first meeting on 15th September 2008, originally meeting in The Olde White Harte in Hull City Centre, moving to the Friends Meeting House in Bean Street in January 2009, then back to the Olde White Harte in April 2010, then moving to the Tiger Inn in Lairgate Beverley in January 2012 and then moving to the Willerby and Kirkella Parish Institute in January 2019.  We have regular meetings advertised on this website. Between 2010-2012 we also ran a succesfull campaign to have the well-known Scientist, Humanist and Broadcaster Jacob Bronowski recognised with a commemorative blue heritage plaque at his former home in Cottingham. Jacob Bronowski lived and taught in Hull in 1940 and made the TV documentary the Ascent of Man in 1973.





Donations made to the Hull and East Riding Humanist Group using the link above are gratefully received.

What is Humanism?

Humanism is the belief that we can live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs. Humanists make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values. We seek to make the best of the one life we have by creating meaning and purpose for ourselves. We take responsibility for our actions and work with others for the common good.Humanism encompasses atheism and agnosticism but is an active and ethical philosophy far greater than these negative responses to religion. The 2011 Census showed a large increase in the number of people in our region stating explicitly that they had no religion (25% of the population).

How do we know what is true?

What should we think about death?

What makes something right or wrong?

How can I be happy?

For the last month @jk_rowling has been tweeting children, congratulating them on the art they have sent her. In response, Trans Activists have been sending JKR (and the children she is tweeting), pictures of their genitals

Yet not a word of condemnation from the blue ticks

So you're thinking about plans for Friday night already. Here you are, I've got it sorted for you with the lush sounds of @thenitinsawhney in your ears! 😍🤩🥰 https://t.co/qy86TFilea

"Evolution does not tell you anything about whether or not God exists; it simply proves that, if he does exist, he really hates top-down central planning...

...This is a wonderful book."

https://t.co/mkreqTeuQr

I find it problematic that climate scientists are so far in bed with green activists that they seem to have lost any scientific impartiality. Zeke here is simply playing to the crowd because It scores him points. It takes real guts face reality. https://t.co/xb5kza31OH

Nuclear power lasts 60 years and need maintenance but the energy gain is far more than needed to meet that. The problem with renewables is they are all based on waste solar (weather). There is also energy in cold tea but you can't seriously base a modern society on that alone.

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