Our mission is to provide a welcoming and safe home for upstate South Carolina humanists within which we can stimulate intellectual curiosity through reason, engage in compassionate outreach, and promote a strong, interactive community.
Humanism is a philosophy of life that considers the welfare of humankind - rather than the welfare of a supposed god or gods - to be of paramount importance. Humanism maintains there is no evidence a supernatural power ever needed or wanted anything from people, ever communicated to them, or ever interfered with the laws of nature to assist or harm anyone. Humanism derives the goals of life from human need and interest rather than from theological or ideological abstractions, and asserts that humanity must take responsibility for its own destiny and for the impacts of its actions. History shows that those efforts are most effective when they involve both compassion and the scientific method which includes reliance on reason, evidence, and free inquiry.