Contact all groups by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are the organizer of another group in the Central Valley area and would like to join our coalition, please send us an email!
We include those who do not see a need to resort to the supernatural in order to discover meaning in life. We believe that human rights and ethical questions are best examined from a human perspective, and that morality makes better sense when it is based upon empathy and sympathy for others instead of being based on blind religious dogma. We believe fringe and pseudo scientific claims should be examined through the lens of objective scientific inquiry.
The Humanists of the San Joaquin Valley (HSJV) are people in the Central Valley who believe that people hold the key to making life better for people. We tend to seek progress based on reason and logic, without relying on supernatural explanations or motivations. We join together to become better people than we could be alone. We appreciate the fellowship and comfort of similarly-minded folk, and channel the strength of togetherness to forge a positive, critical, moral, fun, and productive community.
Many people in the San Joaquin Valley seek to lead fulfilling lives, wish to contribute to society, and envision a future of hope for their children and fellow residents, but feel that the only social organizations that support these goals are religious in nature. If this describes you, if you desire to be part of a secular community of productive and thoughtful people, we invite you to one of our meetings and to explore our web site. HSJV is an affiliate member of the American Humanist Association, and also shares philosophies with a number of other similar organizations worldwide.
We have as our goal the furtherance of rational thinking in daily life. We believe that is it our duty to spread the tenets of skepticism, so that clarity of thought, followed by rationality of decision, may prevail.
Our purpose is to show the godless and those questioning their beliefs of Tulare County that they are not alone here in the "Buckle of California's Bible Belt", to provide a voice for them and to give them the tools needed to respond to the proselytization and other reactions from the faithful upon learning of their doubt.