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Secular Humanism

Secular humanism is a comprehensive, nonreligious lifestance incorporating: a naturalistic philosophy; a cosmic outlook rooted in science; and a consequentialist ethical system

Website: http://www.secularhumanism.org/
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If you’ve rejected traditional religion (or were never religious to start), you may be asking, “Is that all there is?” It’s liberating to recognize that supernatural beings are human creations … that there’s no such thing as “spirit” … that people are undesigned, unintended, and responsible for themselves.

But what’s next?

For many, mere atheism (the absence of belief in gods and the supernatural) or agnosticism (the view that such questions cannot be answered) aren’t enough.

Atheism and agnosticism are silent on larger questions of values and meaning. If Meaning in life is not ordained from on high, what small-m meanings can we work out among ourselves? If eternal life is an illusion, how can we make the most of our only lives? As social beings sharing a godless world, how should we coexist?

For the questions that remain unanswered after we’ve cleared our minds of gods and souls and spirits, many atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and freethinkers turn to secular humanism.

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Point of Inquiry Podcast

Started by Steph S. Nov 1, 2012. 0 Replies

This is a great podcast! I download it to my iPod. http://www.pointofinquiry.org/ http://www.pointofinquiry.org/archive  Popular EpisodesLawrence Krauss…Continue

Paul Kurtz, 1925-2012

Started by Steph S. Nov 1, 2012. 0 Replies

I noticed that he did not get a dedication to him.So I thought I would post a portion this obituary here. To read the rest of his story - click on the link.…Continue

The Affirmations of Humanism: A Statement of Principles

Started by Steph S. Nov 1, 2012. 0 Replies

From the website. I like these affirmations.  http://www.secularhumanism.org/index.php?section=main&page=affirmations We are committed to the application…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on November 1, 2012 at 10:48am

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