This is a group for residents of the Island of Jersey who are Humanists or are interested in Humanism to discuss their views and experiences.

A Humanist lives a moral and ethical lifestyle without the need for believing in a supernatural source of guidance or cause for our existence. Most Humanists would say that they are Atheists or, perhaps, Agnostics. They would also be likely to follow the Secularist aim of wanting to keep religion out of politics, education and other public aspects of life.

If you want to join us please go to our Yahoo group page (link below) and confirm that you live in Jersey or have a close association with the island. It would also be appreciated if you give us your name and a little information about yourself.

"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death." - Albert Einstein

"There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works." - Stephen Hawking

I use the word ‘Humanist’ to mean someone who believes that man is just as much a natural phenomenon as an animal or a plant; that his body, mind and soul were not supernaturally created but are all products of evolution, and that he is not under the control or guidance of any supernatural being or beings, but has to reply on himself and his own powers. - Sir Julian Huxley (1887 - 1975)

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