The Humanist Society of Queensland (HSQ) is an association of non-religious people who seek a rational constructive approach to all human affairs. Humanism offers a positive alternative to all religions and dogmatic creeds. It acts to defend freedom of opinion and the expression of that opinion; as well as every civil liberty of the individual. It supports via legislation any other democratic and constitutional means to improve social conditions. It supports the widest conception of education for all people for the better understanding and enjoyment of human life.
Maria Proctor travels to Embiggen Books to give a one hour talk on the development of Humanist thought throughout history and the moral principles of Humanism. Maria has recently taken the reigns as president of The Humanist Society of Queensland.
This year their goal is to change government policy with the ambitious plan of completely secularising the public school system in Queensland, ending 100 years of religious privilege in State schools by reversing the decision made in 1910 to take the word 'secular' out of the Public Education Act. This is the fifth talk to be held at Embiggen Books, home of the Sunshine Coast Skeptics Society.