Origins of Humanism
Religion is humanity’s pre-scientific attempt to answer questions like: How did the world develop? What causes the sun to rise in the morning? What causes birth, death, storms, droughts and illness?
George Washington: “Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause.
Religious intolerance has been moderated somewhat by our secular constitution, however today’s humanists, atheists and agnostics are still experiencing discrimination.
Military and civilian hospitals and hospices refuse to establish humanist secular support for their patients even though they admit that approximately 20% of their patients identify themselves as non-religious. When HUMTC does offer to provide support, health care facilities refuse to inform their patients that support from a secular humanist perspective is available.
Humanists of the Treasure Coast was founded to provide fellow humanists, atheists, agnostics with a supportive community, and is a vehicle for transforming humanist values into action.