Comox Valley Humanists meet Saturday

What do Albert Einstein, Margaret Atwood, and Neil Peart have in common?

What do Albert Einstein, Margaret Atwood, and Neil Peart have in common?

On the surface, not much. Einstein was a famous scientist, Atwood is a well-known author, and Peart is the drummer from the legendary Canadian rock band Rush. Though they have diverse backgrounds, these people do have one thing in common: They’re all humanists.

What is a humanist? A humanist is someone who values evidence over opinion, who values rational thought over reactionary thought, and who believes that human beings can solve their own problems without appealing for help from the supernatural. They value compassion over hate, facts over faith, and they tend to think that one of the best things to do in life is to serve their community in some way.

The Comox Valley Humanists was started several months by Tony de Castro. He wanted to bring together people who share some or most of the above values and talk about issues in the world from a humanist perspective.

What have Tony and the other members liked about the group so far?

“The fact that we all get to know people we would not normally have a chance to meet. Our group has members from all sorts of backgrounds. We don’t always agree on everything, but it is a wonderful learning experience and it teaches us to be more tolerant of other peoples’ views.”

The Comox Valley Humanists invite everyone who is interested to come to their next meeting. Check out their website, and e-mail for more information.

The meeting starts this Saturday at 10 a.m. at Serious Coffee in Courtenay. The topic for discussion will be Funding Faithful Science.

— Comox Valley Humanists

Just Posted

Learn about the future sewer service in Courtenay and Comox

The public is invited to learn more about the Comox Valley sewer… Continue reading

VIDEO: Whale and sea lions at play near Mitlenatch Island

It was a spectacular sight Sunday evening near Mitlenatch Island for Thomas… Continue reading

Mainroad prepares to clear North Island roads this winter

Mainroad North Island Contracting LP’s road servicing contract began Sept. 1

Hamir brings agriculture to the Comox Valley Regional District forefront

Air quality also high on priority list for new Area B director

B.C. sailor surprised by humpback whale playing under her boat

Jodi Klahm-Kozicki said the experience was ‘magical’ near Denman Island

Comox Valley gives back

A look at some of the organizations and individuals who help out in the community

Ovechkin has 4 points as Caps rough up Canucks 5-2

WATCH: Defending champs pick up impressive win in Vancouver

B.C. government moves to tighten resource industry regulations

New superintendent will oversee engineers, biologists, foresters

Election watchdog seeks digitally savvy specialists to zero in on threats

Move follows troublesome evidence of online Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election

More court before Dutch man charged in Amanda Todd case is extradited here

Appeals must be dealt with in Europe, before charges faced in B.C.

Crown says man guilty of B.C. girl’s 1978 murder based on alleged confession

Jury hears details of girl’s 1978 murder while Crown says man should be convicted of girl’s murder based on alleged confession.

Most Read