Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA)
"The Earth is Crying for Our Help"
AHA Resource List for Oct. 6, 2022
What is Atheism? https://www.atheists.org/activism/resources/about-atheism
Atheism is not an affirmative belief that there is no god nor does it answer any other question about what a person believes. It is simply a rejection of the assertion that there are gods. Atheism is too often defined incorrectly as a belief system. To be clear: Atheism is not a disbelief in gods or a denial of gods; it is a lack of belief in gods.
“Defining an Action-Oriented Humanism.” By Luciano Gonzalez-Vega. https://thehumanist.com/commentary/defining-an-action-oriented-humanism
UU Humanist Association.
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
The UU Humanist Association strives to promote and extend the use of rational inquiry without supernatural considerations, followed by compassionate action in all human interactions. For over fifty years, the UU Humanists and its precursor organizations have celebrated the Humanist Manifesto(link is external)'s vision of a religion without gods through scholarship, teaching, promotion and advocacy - both within Unitarian Universalism and in the wider world.
Reason and Reverence: Religious Humanism for the Twenty-first Century. By William R. Murry. Skinner House, 2006. (UUA Bookstore)
Someone who does not know whether or not God exists. A weak Agnostic does not know if there is a God, but may feel they are still weighing evidence or will receive more evidence. A strong Agnostic believes it’s ultimately unknowable whether or not God exists.
Agnosticism is the view or belief that the existence of God, of the divine or the supernatural is unknown or unknowable. Another definition provided is the view that "human reason is incapable of providing sufficient rational grounds to justify either the belief that God exists or the belief that God does not exist."
USA Facts. State of the Earth in Numbers. A data-driven portrait of America’s energy, climate, and environment. https://usafacts.org/earth-day-facts/.
Project Drawdown is a nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach "drawdown"—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.
The Environmental Voter
The Environmental Voter Project identifies millions of non-voting environmentalists and turns them into consistent voters.
Omaha Together One Community
Inflation Reduction Act
https://www.democrats.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/inflation_reduction_act_of_2022.pdf (the 730 page version)
Inflation Reduction Act: Solar Energy and Energy Storage Provisions Summary, by Solar Energy Industries Association. (8 pages)
The Inflation Reduction Act Delivers Affordable Clean Energy for Nebraska
MICHAEL DOWD VIDEO
“Sustainability 101: Ecology as Theology”, the video which served as the inspiration for the October 6, 2022 AHA program.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Science is Real - They Might Be Giants
A scientific theory isn't just a hunch or guess--it's more like a question that's been put through a lot of tests." Directed by David Cowles and Andy Kennedy. From TMBGs new DVD/CD set Here Comes Science.
Books for children
Herbert, Megan and Mann, Michael. THE TANTRUM THAT SAVED THE WORLD. North Atlantic Books: 2022
Garcia, Gabi. WE ARE ALL CONNECTED/TODOS ESTAMOS CONECTADOS (Bilingual—English/Spanish). Skinned Knee Publishing: 2022
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