(Washington D.C., March 28, 2011) The American Humanist Association has unveiled its newest advertisement in light of the 70th Anniversary National Conference, to be held April 7-10, 2011 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The ads, which feature 1996 Humanist of the Year Richard Dawkins, address a common fallacy of organized religion.
“We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in,” reads Dawkins’ quote in the ad. “Some of us just go one god further.” The ads will be featured in the Harvard Crimson, the MIT Tech, and a billboard near Harvard Square.
“People don’t realize how common it is to reject the principles of other faiths,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. “Dawkins illuminates this point, drawing attention to this universal truth that many choose to disregard out of ignorance or pure convenience.”
The conference will feature guests Richard Dawkins, Rebecca Goldstein, Steve Wozniak, Bart Ehrman, Steven Pinker, Roy Zimmerman, Jeff Sharlet, Bill Baird, Judy Norsigian, and Candace Gingrich-Jones, as well as break-out sessions, plenaries, and awards banquets. For more information, please visit http://www.americanhumanist.org/conference.
The American Humanist Association (www.americanhumanist.org ) advocates for the rights and viewpoints of humanists. Founded in 1941 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., its work is extended through more than 100 local chapters and affiliates across America.
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism, affirms our responsibility to lead ethical lives of value to self and humanity.