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What is FIG?

     The Free Inquiry Group, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1991. FIG is allied with the Council for Secular Humanism and an affiliate of the American Humanist Association and American Atheists. Our members are mostly secular humanists. However, we welcome to our meetings anyone interested in learning about or furthering our purpose.

What is a Secular Humanism?

     Secular Humanism is a term which has come into use in the last thirty years to describe a world view with the following elements and principles:

  • A conviction that dogmas, ideologies and traditions, whether religious, political or social, must be weighed and tested by each individual and not simply accepted on faith.

  • Commitment to the use of critical reason, factual evidence, and scientific methods of inquiry, rather than faith and mysticism, in seeking solutions to human problems and answers to important human questions.

  • A primary concern with fulfillment, growth, and creativity for both the individual and humankind in general.

  • A constant search for objective truth, with understanding that new knowledge and experience constantly alter our imperfect perception of it.

  • A concern for this life and a commitment to making it meaningful through better understanding of ourselves, our history, our intellectual and artistic achievements, and the outlook of those who differ from us.

  • A search for viable individual, social and political principles of ethical conduct, judging them on their ability to enhance human well-being and individual responsibility.

  • A conviction that with reason, an open marketplace of ideas, good will, and tolerance, progress can be made in building a better world for ourselves and our children.

written by Fritz Stevens, Edward Tabash, Tom Hill, Mary Ellen Sikes, and Tom Flynn.  more.(At another website)..

FIG Statement of Purpose and Goals

     FIG Statement of Purpose: To foster a community of secular humanists dedicated to improving the human condition through rational inquiry and creative thinking unfettered by superstition, religion, or any form of dogma.

      In accordance with our purpose, we have established the following goals:

  • To provide a forum for intelligent exchange of ideas for those seeking fulfillment in an ethical secular life.
     

  • To develop through open discussion the moral basis of a secular society and encourage ethical practices within our own membership and the community at large.
     

  • To inform the public regarding secular alternatives to supernatural interpretations of the human condition.
     

  • To support and defend the principles of democracy, free speech, and separation of church and state as expressed in the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIG Statement of Purpose and Goals
FIG Statement of Purpose: To foster a community of secular humanists dedicated to improving the human condition
through rational inquiry and creative thinking unfettered by superstition, religion, or any form of dogma.
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