Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fourth Secular Holiday Display at State House



Humanists of Rhode Island                                              

Contact: Tony Houston 401-419-5456

December 21, 2013

Rhode Island Humanist Book Club
Installs Holiday Banner
in Rhode Island State House

Today the Rhode Island Humanist Book Club placed a banner in the Rhode Island State House celebrating Rhode Island’s founder Roger Williams. The banner is a reminder that the state’s founder—although religious—was a champion of secular government. Williams disapproved of ostentatious displays of piety such as those on display at the State House.

The Humanist banner depicts Williams meeting with the Naragansetts and features a representative quote by Williams that demonstrates his defense of "soul libertie" and opposition to the "monstrous partiality" of sectarian dogma.

Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity. Humanists of Rhode Island are dedicated to good works and service projects that will best demonstrate our ideals.

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