2014 – The Year of Humanist Resurgence

Harold Camping died Dec. 2013 – do you remember who he was? He was a National Sensation in 2011 [and several times in other years] for his claim that “the Rapture is upon us” and “the End is Nigh.” Needless to say, he was wrong – nothing happened [maybe THAT is why you don't remember him - haha]

From Camping to Robertson to Graham to Falwell, theists have alternately praised the world’s happenings and called for its destruction because it was so ‘full of http://radacassab.com/where-to-find-cialis evil.’

What was the basis? A book written almost 2,000 years ago, based on stories passed down from hundreds [or thousands?] of years before that! Even the Book says ‘no one knows when the end will come’, but Camping thought he could do what “his own Belief” said could not be done. Wow, the Arrogance of some people.

Regardless of what is on the schedule for the world, CNCAH is pushing ahead with letting people in the axudainsurance.com Fayetteville area know that Atheists and Humanists are MORAL Beings, hoping to help others NOT based on FEAR of what might happen after we die, but simply because “it is the Right Thing To Do.” Along the way, we will spread our story, and hope that we can enlighten others to the message “We are All Humans, and as such Deserve Equal Treatment” – straight or not, transgender or stylist, Atheist, or a Believer in some Theist ‘god’ sect.

“Do unto Others as You want to we recommend viagra soft tabs 100 mg have Done To You” was perhaps the best motto to come out of the many religions – it is the ONLY thing we need to Believe in, the ONLY thing We Need To DO.

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Religious Freedom in America

Thomas Jefferson WROTE the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom – it was passed by the Virginia Assembly on January 16, 1786. America was Founded on the idea of Religious Freedom, NOT Just ‘as a christian nation’ as so many claim. Yes, he used religious speech in the Document, but it supported the the best choice generic cialis idea that No One should be forced to attend church, to be taxed to support ANY church [even one he attends] [BTW - when you give tax breaks to religious organizations, and so must increase MY taxes to cover the "missing money", you Are Taxing Me].

For the Monument at his grave, he mandated –

“…on the faces of the Obelisk the following inscription, & not a word more:

Here was buried
Thomas Jefferson
Author of the Declaration of best price for generic cialis'>best price for generic cialis American Independence
of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom
And Father of the University of Virginia

“because by these,” he explained, “as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to visit web site viagra 100mg be remembered.”

It seems that, to Jefferson, These Ideas were more important accomplishments than being President. I hope everyone realizes – or is willing to learn – that “Freedom” includes those who Do Not Believe At All.

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Taking Action

With all the various social outlets available on the Internet these days, it sometimes gets to be a chore keeping up with them all. But, it has been some time since our website got some love, so an update is sorely needed. Yes! We’re still here, much to the disappointment of those that prefer we’d just keep quiet and out of sight. Alas, those days are thankfully gone. Humanism, along all other forms of non-supernatural mindsets, are here to stay. Not only here to stay, but here and growing like crazy, and that’s a good thing for everyone.

So what have we been up to? Taking action for one. While believers and subscribers to faith met in their churches to pray for divine action, we actually took action. Earlier this month, we went to sunshinefootball.com the streets, or “our street”, to be more accurate. As part of our goal to increase visibility of marinahotel.com.au non-belief in the community and do something positive that benefits our community at the same time, our group adopted a section of highway, which several times a year we get together to clean-up.

CNCAH Roadside Cleanup

CNCAH Roadside Cleanup

Here’s some of our crew sporting the latest in roadside couture, an eye-catching ensemble of bright orange matched with highly reflective striping. Hey, it’s not meant to be beautiful, but it does serve its functional purpose.

Proceeding at a blistering speed of approximately 1mph, it took us four hours to collect a grand total of ten bags of trash along both sides of wow look it how to buy levitra our 2-mile stretch of road. Not a bad haul, and thankfully, quite a bit short of the record of 27 bags from our very first clean-up. It makes one feel pretty satisfied doing a good days work and making a difference, even if it isn’t world shattering. Still, even a little difference is better than no difference at all. So take the cheap cialis online prescription'>cheap cialis online prescription call of action, because hoping and the best place generic levitra canada wishing for action is a poor substitute for real action.

Don’t believe in the supernatural either? Living in the Fayetteville, NC region and want to meet others like you? Want to join us in taking action? Check us out at Meetup.com or Facebook.

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Supreme Court to Decide on Proposition 8

You may remember the reading of the play “8” that CNCAH held last May in the Cameo Theater.  If not, you missed an emotionally charged gathering of a diverse group of http://controlconference.com/buy-cialis-pill local people who came together to show their support for marriage equality by re-enacting the federal courtroom proceedings which overturned California’s Proposition 8.

Proposition 8 was a ballot vote to amend California’s constitution with a prohibition on gay marriage.  Though narrowly passing the vote, Proposition 8 was upheld by the state’s supreme court only to be subsequently struck down in federal court as a violation of due process (ballot) and equal protection (civil rights).  After the US Ninth District Appeals Court affirmed the federal court’s decision, proponents of Proposition 8 immediately filed for appeal to the US Supreme Court.

The federal courts refused to release video footage of the court proceedings that led to the overturn of Proposition 8.  This motion prevented the public from seeing that the cialis in canada'>cialis in canada only evidence presented by the defenders of Proposition 8 was homophobia and religious bigotry; both deemed inadmissible by Judge Walker.  In a show of support for gay rights, Dustin Black, writer of discount levitra online the Academy Award winning screenplay “Milk”, scripted the court proceedings into a play licensed for readings across the country.  It was this screenplay that members of CNCAH and our allies in marriage equality read to the audience at the Cameo Theater.

As expected, the US Supreme Court decided on Dec 7, 2012 to hear the appeal concerning this controversial decision.  Concurrently, the court will hear the challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act which was placed into law in 1996 by President Clinton.  With decisions in both cases expected next summer, we have the potential to achieve a momentous and historic advance for human rights in this country.  We at CNCAH are proud to show our support for marriage equality and look forward to the Supreme Court’s decisions!

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Human Wall of Support for SGT Donna R. Johnson

Westboro Baptist Church has been given a permit to protest SGT Donna R. Johnson’s funeral on Saturday, October 13 in Raeford, NC.

Please join in as the surrounding community bands together to form a “Human Wall of Support” to block out the sights and sounds of WBC.

Please remember – walls do not speak.  Stand strong and silent to support the www.thepassengers.com friends and http://www.katlodeeche.com/?p=best_prices_for_levitra family SGT Johnson has left behind.  Wear our colors, carry our flag, and stand up for the fallen soldier who has given her life for our freedom.

Meeting location: McGlaughlin Park, Raeford (behind Hoke Library)

Time:  9:30 am

More information is available on the facebook event page.

- Geri Weaver

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Reminder of a Special Speaking Engagement This Saturday @ Fort Bragg

Just a little reminder that we will have the current AHA President and leader in the Secular and Humanist movement speaking at Fort Bragg this Saturday at noon.  Address details are below.  Lets get the word out and show Mr. Niose the strength of the secular movement in our local community.  The Watters Center is an awesome facility to welcome a speaker and hear him discuss his book.  His time with us will be limited as this will be the second of discount viagra india three engagements within 24 hours between the Triangle area and Wilmington.  If time permits we will see if we can talk Mr. Niose into joining us for lunch after the event.

Come on out and support the speaker series!

David Niose
President of The American Humanist Association

David Niose’s background includes experience in law and mass communication. Having practiced law in Massachusetts since 1990, Niose has also worked in print and www.chattbike.com broadcast media, taught both history and law, and written extensively on a wide array of issues. Upon joining the AHA board in 2005, Niose initiated and helped develop the www.igotitcovered.org AHA’s media campaign. Niose has appeared in national media and spoken to groups around the country, emphasizing the importance of utilizing mass media to inject humanist ideas into the public dialogue, improve the public image of humanists, and sway public opinion away from the religious right. As an attorney, Niose has advocated for church/state separation and the rights of humanists and other nontheists, and he is currently involved in implementing a legal strategy to enforce the what is viagra professional rights of humanists and other nontheists via the avenue of equal protection law. He has worked with the Secular Coalition for America in various positions to help advocate for the rights of Secular Americans, and has served on the boards of orphanroad.com Greater Worcester Humanists and Greater Boston Humanists.

Saturday, September 22nd @ 12pm
Watters Family Life Center
Building #1-3358 Corner of Knox and http://tvpactivism.org/cheap-viagra-50mg Randolph Streets
Ft Bragg, North Carolina
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CNCAH is Ramping Up for the Season of Giving

CNCAH has some serious plans to keep up busy for the next few months leading up to the holiday season.  We will be kicking things off at the end of September when the President of the American Humanist Association comes to Fort Bragg as part of his book tour.  David Niose will be speaking at the Watters Family Life Center on the 22nd at 1:00PM.  He will be speaking for an hour before he gets on his busy way to his next engagement that evening down in Wilmington.  As soon as we have his itinerary firmed up we hope to be able to engage him either before or after the engagement by treating him to a meal at one of our fine local establishments, yet to be determined.  For those not in the know, our Treasurer, Ray, organized the engagement at the Watters Center by working diligently with the Fort Bragg Chaplaincy to gain access to this fine facility.

As soon as we can make coordinations with the proper people we will be sponsoring a few charity drives.  The first will culminate at the end of October and directly benefit children who in some way are affected by domestic violence.  We will be conducting a stuffed animal drive in order to provide law enforcement officers with a ready supply of the cuddly creatures to hand out to children when they must respond to a domestic violence call and there are children involved.  More to follow on this one as we get some points of contacts we can use to give these creatures of buy cialis online cheap'>buy cialis online cheap safety to.  In the meantime, clean and wash those old, like new condition stuffed animals or find a couple new ones you would like to give to this more than worthy cause.

Our next charity will be a coat drive for the homeless or needy (no need to limit on this one).  The seasons are changing, the air is getting colder and Fayetteville has a large population that can use a warm coat.  This is one we are also working diligently looking for the right point of contact to make sure the clothes can make it into the hands that need them.

Our next charitable contribution will be a new toy collection to give to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.  Fort Bragg has a phenomenal Airborne operation for soldiers each year for which the price of a parachute is a new, unwrapped toy.  We will be announcing times for us to collect toys to give to this wonderful charity, so keep it in mind as you begin your holiday shopping.  Even if the holidays are way outside of your personal beliefs, the spirit of giving should always extend to the little ones.

Keep an eye out for an announcement on our Meetup page for the Fayetteville Jazz and Zombie walk the viagra soft tabs 100 mg last Friday in October.  This will be an informal, fun gathering to see and participate in the outlandishness that will ensue down Hay street.  So be ready to dress up like you are trying out for The Walking Dead and www.markfewer.com have a great time.

These are just a few of the ways we hope to fill the calendar with outreach and some fun activities over the next few months.  Come on out and support us and help represent our community in the local community.

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CNCAH Speaker Series Presents David Niose @ Ft. Bragg

David Niose
President of The American Humanist Association

David Niose’s background includes experience in law and mass communication. Having practiced law in Massachusetts since 1990, Niose has also worked in print and broadcast media, taught both history and law, and written extensively on a wide array of issues. Upon joining the AHA board in 2005, Niose initiated and helped develop the AHA’s media campaign. Niose has appeared in national media and spoken to groups around the country, emphasizing the importance of utilizing mass media to inject humanist ideas into the public dialogue, improve the public image of humanists, and sway public opinion away from the religious right. As an attorney, Niose has advocated for church/state separation and the rights of humanists and other nontheists, and he is currently involved in implementing a legal strategy to enforce the rights of humanists and other nontheists via the avenue of equal protection law. He has worked with the Secular Coalition for America in various positions to help advocate for the rights of Secular Americans, and has served on the boards of Greater Worcester Humanists and Greater Boston Humanists.

Saturday, September 22nd @ 12pm
Watters Family Life Center
Building #1-3358 Corner of Knox and Randolph Streets
Ft Bragg, North Carolina
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The Shelf Collapses

Shawn and Paula recently joined CNCAH soon after leaving the Church of Later Day Saints.  If you have met Shawn and Paula at any of the best choice buy now online viagra our events, you probably know how utterly fascinating their story from Mormonism to freethinking is.  So much so, in fact, that the American Atheists asked to interview them on Atheist Viewpoint TeleVision (AVTV).  Below is that interview in two parts hosted by David Silverman, President of the American Atheists, and A.J. Johnson, Director of Development.  If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be inside the Mormon faith, you will enjoy this first-hand look into the world of Joseph Smith followers.

 

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New Leadership

The CNCAH Board of Directors has formally accepted Stanley’s resignation as President of CNCAH.  Stan has resigned for personal reasons, which will not be disclosed to CNCAH members.

In accordance with our bylaws, Vice President Jeremy Tranka has adopted the position of President until election by General Assembly in January 2012.  Please join me in supporting Jeremy in his new role!

Since joining CNCAH in June, 2011, Jeremy has been an extremely active and enthusiastic member.  We encourage all full CNCAH members to get involved in the planning and execution of activities, advocacy, and fellowship.  With Jeremy’s guidance, we look forward to continued growth as the  region’s oldest and most prominent non-theist community.

On behalf of the Central North Carolina Atheist & Humanists Board of Directors, we welcome and teatrodoconcreto.com.br congratulate Jeremy as our newest CNCAH President!

Geri Weaver, Past President of CNCAH

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