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Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899) traveled the country exhorting his fellow Americans to discard what he thought were false and harmful religious beliefs. Maligned as "Robert Injuresoul" by his critics, Ingersoll himself believed that he was lifting people's spirits and chasing away false fears and anxieties. Of his own efforts he once remarked, "It is a positive joy to put out the fires of hell." Presenting his skepticism in positive terms, the great orator explained his creed succinctly: "Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so."

Come join us as we watch video clips and discuss the ideas of this often-overlooked humanist giant.
 

Humanism with Heart is a discussion and service group that is guided by the principles of Humanism, a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, encourages us to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that are guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience. Humanism and Unitarian Universalism (UU) share a long history, with several UU ministers having helped write the three iterations of the Humanist Manifesto. Come and explore with others the full diversity of today’s modern Humanism, which encompasses religious, secular, and spiritual perspectives.

Meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem at 4055 Robinhood Drive. This group is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem, is free to attend, and is open to the public. Please contact humanism@uufws.org for more information or to be added to our Email list.

 

 

Summary

Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899) traveled the country exhorting his fellow Americans to discard what he thought were false and harmful religious beliefs. Maligned as "Robert Injuresoul" by his critics, Ingersoll himself believed that he was lifting people's spirits and chasing away false fears and anxieties. Of his own efforts he once remarked, "It is a positive joy to put out the fires of hell." Presenting his skepticism in positive terms, the great orator explained his creed succinctly: "Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so." Come join us as we watch video clips and discuss the ideas of this often-overlooked humanist giant.