What is HSG?


If you are a person who believes that the problems of the world can only be solved by responsible human actions based on rational analysis and decision-making free of dogma or the guidance of imaginary supreme beings, then you’ll find like-minded people and make new friends at the Humanist Society of Gainesville.

Pillars of Creation
–Photo by NASA Hubble
Our goal is to provide information, encourage activism, and serve as a social resource for members and others interested in a rational, humanistic world view. We want to foster a positive image of secular humanism in the community and counter unfair attacks and accusations by religious zealots. We believe in freedom of religion and respect the rights of all people to practice their spirituality and faith as they see fit. However, we also believe that no person or religion has the right to impose their beliefs on other people through public education or public policy, or to force others to participate in their religious practices. We encourage nonbelievers to speak out and express their true beliefs. Most importantly, we want to serve as a support group for atheists, secular humanists, freethinkers and other non-religious people.

We meet once or twice a month for programs, discussion forums, community service events and informal get-togethers. Some of our members may also meet and share activities with the Humanist Circle of the Unitarian Universal Church.

Please take a moment to explore our website and be sure to check out our blog to learn about  issues in the news of interest to humanists.  Whether you are a newcomer to the area or an old timer revisiting our site, please know that the new Humanist Society of Gainesville has a place for you. Please join us at our next meeting!