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Faith in Humanity

One of the more difficult things for a humanist or unbeliever of any kind is finding hope and meaning. We covered it briefly before in hope and meaning but only began to explore it. Daily life is stressful and people … Continue reading

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Altruism

Altruism, like the core humanism value compassion,  is a state of caring for another person’s  well being (applies to animal’s and sometimes even things or places  too). Altruism, however, goes one step further and says that our compassion should also … Continue reading

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The Compatibility of Humansim and being ‘Spiritual’

I used to be a very spiritual person. I considered myself to be a Buddhist, believed in God (in a deistic kind of way) and meditated a lot.  Now I’m a secular humanist. I reject the idea of God as … Continue reading

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Soaring Unbelief: What It Means for Our Future

In 1882 Nietzsche said ‘God Is Dead’. Some are now predicting the religions that worship God are soon to follow. The numbers are indeed indicative of this. Some go so far as to give an exact year when religions will … Continue reading

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2 years and counting

A lot has happened and I’d say even though I don’t put much up on this blog these days having made it 2 years makes me pretty happy.  So far I feel pretty good having shared information with the world … Continue reading

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Hope and Meaning In a Secular World Part 1: How Will You Be Remembered?

One of the strongest supports for the existence of religion is its ability to provide hope and meaning. Even I will admit that religion’s ability to provide hope and meaning is quite good. Religion provides answers to philosophical and existential … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins on Morality

I have to make a confession. In my previous post I said ‘A philosophy that is thought out, reasoned, rationalized, debated, discussed…’ I stole that, loosely, from Richard Dawkins. He was answering a question about morality and gave a rather … Continue reading

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