The policy of the Church of Spiritual Humanism is that ordination should be a simple process. It should be free so that any one who feels the calling of promoting religion based on reason can have the opportunity to answer. Our church does not have layers of bureaucracy that might impede the important work of spreading the message of Spiritual Humanism.
We do require that every one that through ordination accepts "holy orders" from the Church agrees with the tenet that Religion must be base on Reason. By this we mean that the best way of learning about the true nature of ourselves and the universe around has been shown to be the scientific method. If some belief cannot be proven by this method then it will not be endorsed by the Church. As Spiritual Humanist we keep an open mind toward new ideas and will gladly adopt religious beliefs that provide proof.
Ordination means that the Church has authorized the clergy person to perform Marriage, Baby Naming, Funeral, Hand Fasting, Commitment, Affirmation of Love, Invocations, Renewal of Marriage, and holiday ceremonies. Ordained Clergy are prohibited from performing ceremonies that involve exorcism, circumcision and animal sacrifice.
If you agree with the ideas and tenets of Spiritual Humanism but do not feel the calling of ordination as a clergy person you can still join the Church as a member. Simply email us at info ( at ) spiritualhumanism.org and state that you wish to be a member and we will add you to the membership rolls. The Church of Spiritual Humanism has over 100,000 members around the world.
There is no god, church billboard proclaims
Thu, 01 Sep 2011
While the local Mid Ohio Atheists group thinks the billboard promotes their own message, some confused Christians have complained. The purpose of the billboard was to make people think more about their beliefs and promote the church's website.
Osama Bin Laden Is Dead, Time To Bring Home the Troops
Mon, 02 May 2011
He is gone and that’s a good thing. Now it is time for America to get our house in order. It is time to end the wars and occupation that Bin Laden provoked. His goal was to pull us in to conflict with all of the Muslim world so that they might unite under his banner to battle against us. In this he failed. We have prevailed and now it is time for us to move on to face even greater threats and challenges.
Happy Spring Equinox
Sun, 20 Mar 2011
The Spring Equinox is today March 20th 2011. Also known as the Vernal Equinox, the official start of spring occurs today at 7:21 pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you are interested in the spiritual aspects of the natural event take a look at my Spiritual Equinox 2011 celebration post.
Spring Equinox 2011
Mon, 14 Mar 2011
Each season has its own flavor, and atmosphere. The essential nature of spring is hope. Even though the whole of winter's bluster has not entirely faded, there is a change in the air. The days have slowly been growing longer to noticeable degree. There are no fruits in vegetables coming in for harvest but the crocus has sprouted and come into bloom.
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