By ALEXANDRA WHITE | Staff Writer
It is no misconception people
have different views on almost everything within our society. People tend to have an opinion on everything, and from
this opinion, they form groups to identify with, as well as general habits for life.
With that said, there are a few groups on campus that shed some light on these different views and different ways of thinking.
One of these groups is the Students for Secular Humanism.
Secular humanism can be defined according to Dictionary.com, as a philosophy or world view that stresses human values without reference to religion or spirituality.
Secular humanists work collectively on the betterment of the individual without identifying specifically with a religion. Instead, they try to focus on the betterment of humanity.
To help spread the word on secular humanist thought and practice, the Students for Secular Humanism will be hosting a “Mythbuster” event. This event will address any common misconceptions of atheists, agnostics, secular humanists and freethinkers.
It is a motto of the Students for Secular Humanism that “… the first step in working together for a better community is to understand each other’s views, especially when those views are different from our own.”
Thus the purpose of the event, which is hopefully to make new way into creating a better understanding for the different views that are present within our campus.
The “Mythbuster” event will be held Monday, April 11, from 5-6 p.m. in Kimbrough’s Gentry Auditorium room 119.
There will be a panel of professors and students who will be present at the event and will be accepting and answering questions students may have. Grace Quiroz, the current president of the organization, said, “As the president of the organization and a humanist, I firmly believe in the freedom of and from religion, and feel that we need to work together to find that common ground.”
It has been said people fear what they do not know therefore the best way to know is to educate oneself, which is what the Students for Secular Humanism are trying to do.
By developing a better understanding of others’ beliefs and customs, we help create a more unified community. The Students for Secular Humanism hope to achieve this by dispelling some of the common myths that are held.
For more information on this topic or to get in touch with the students for Secular Humanism, email email@example.com. TAS