HNPS Newsletter Week of February 24th


Meeting dates and more from Oak Harbor


More prayer in Oak Harbor


It appears that Council member Jim Campbell is offering another prayer. This time it looks like he is offering an “answer†to my invocation.
In my invocation I clearly stated that the council members should use their own reason in making decisions.

It is incumbent upon this council to make the best decisions for the community. In this regard, I ask that you use reason, wisdom and empathy in your deliberations today.

Campbell has invoked his god to make these decision for the council and that they should obey him.  This seems to be in direct opposition to my statement.

As we do the city’s business tonight, we ask also that you instill us… in us what you want to be happening in Oak Harbor so that we can obey you.  In Jesus’ name we pray Amen.

This is also a direct violation of the resolution passed in June of 2013.
I very nearly consider this a direct slap in the face of Humanists not only in Oak Harbor, but to all the secular people that supported me and my invocation.

Orginally posted on Robert Ray’s blog, The Quixotic Humanist

Next meeting

Our next meeting will be on March 16th in room 309 at The Skagit Valley Co-op.  We will be watching part 2 of the CFI video series American Freethought.
The fun will start at 10 AM.

Check out our affiliate groups

Secular Humanists of Everett meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7 PM in the Red Curtain Community center in Marysville.

Whatcom Freethinkers meet on the first Friday at 6:30 in the Community Food Co-op in Cordata.


Our president, Robert, is doing something pretty extreme, and we to asking you to join him in one of two ways:  You can do what he doing, or you can support him with a donation for childhood cancer research!

What is he doing? man cutting his hair with an electric hair clipper

He is going to have his head shaved at a St. Baldrick’s Foundation event.  Please come out and support on Mar 28, 2014 at University of Puget Sound 1500 N. Warner Tacoma, WA.


As a Shavee, he will  stand in solidarity with kids being treated for cancer. But the real point of all this is to raise money for research that will help save lives. He is  doing it for infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting cancer.

To see his donor names, fundraising progress, before and after photos, and – most importantly –the kids he is doing this for, please visit my page on the St. Baldrick’s website:

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. This is a volunteer-driven charity, which keeps fundraising costs low and grants high. St. Baldrick’s gave over $24.5 million to childhood cancer research in 2013 – almost all raised by more than 58,000 “shavees†like me, from people like you!

You can give online, with a mobile device, or by phone (888-899-BALD). Credit cards are the most efficient way to give. Checks can be made payable to “St. Baldrick’s Foundation.†Every dollar counts in the fight to Conquer Childhood Cancers!

Help Robert Raise Funding for the fight against childhood cancer

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One comment on “HNPS Newsletter Week of February 24th

  1. Aang

    I personally think so, you could be a deist, who beleevis the universe is God, or just a person who doesn’t belong to any religion but appreciates spirituality in nature and the universe. I’m personally a secular Buddhist and I consider myself a Humanist

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