How Humanists Are Good Without God

Yesterday, I was honored to be the guest at Unitarian Universalist Society: East in Manchester, CT to present the sermon.  The topic was “How Humanists Are Good Without God”.  About 180 people were present, including a nice contingent from Hartford Area Humanists.  It was a wonderful experience for me, and the reaction from the Congregation was quite positive.  Quite a few mentioned that they had not previously understood what Humanism was about.

Below is the text of the written version of the sermon.  This is quite a distance from what I actually said.  I hope to get a recording of the actual sermon soon.

UU East Address FINAL

Synchronicity!

Darwin Day Screen Shot

Channel 12 was good enough to cover the Darwin Day Dinner sponsored last night by the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism for Fairfield County and other organizations.  This screen shot shows a stylish Australopithecus couple immediately above a news stream: “Vatican says conclave to elect new pope could be held earlier in March.”

Synchronicity is the experience of observing two causally unrelated events and perceiving them as related. A famous example is watching the Wizard of Oz while listening to Dark Side of the Moon – If you haven’t tried “Dark Side of the Rainbow, check it out.  Darwin’s theory has much to say about why we see connections in unrelated things.  MIchael Shermer’s book and Ted Talk are good places to  learn more.  Sometimes, though, it is better to just enjoy synchronicity’s fruit!