March 2023: The History of Freethought and Humanism

Speaking at our March Community Gathering, David Breeden, senior minister at First Unitarian Society, traced the written history of freethought back to the 700s BCE, when the Hindu Charvakas insisted upon a materialist examination of reality through philosophical skepticism and empiricism. He also discussed the development of humanism and the different interpretations over the years about what that is, including whether it is a religion.

See a video of his presentation below, starting at 14:49.

YouTube player


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.