Humanism

When it comes to having a worldview, I embrace Humanism. The American Humanist Association defines Humanism as follows:

Humanism is a worldview which says that reason and science are the best ways to understand the world around us, and that dignity and compassion should be the basis for how you act toward someone else.

Humanism is nontheistic. By this, we don’t mean to say that there is no God. Instead, we say that there is no proof for the existence of God, any gods, the supernatural or an afterlife.

Therefore, we take very seriously the idea that “No deity will save us; we must save ourselves.”  We are living the only life we’ll have, in the only world we know about. The responsibility for the choices we make are ours and ours alone.

Click here for more on Humanism from the American Humanist Association, and for additional explanations of Humanism, see:

Humanist Manifesto I

Humanist Manifesto II

Humanist Manifesto III


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