When I thought I’ve seen it all!
…It’s easy if you try…
Now our freethought of the day:
“Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.” — Kurt Vonnegut
Humanism is a way of thinking about the world. In modern times, humanism is close to secularism. It refers to a non-theistic approach to life, looking to science instead of religious dogma in order to understand the world. The term was made widely known by scientists in the mid-20th century.
A true Humanist lives according to the Golden Rule of Humanism, which means trying to empathize with other people, including those who may be very different from us, thinking differently from us, having beliefs we don’t have, etc.
“Humanists recognize that it is only when people feel free to think for themselves, using reason as their guide, that they are best capable of developing values that succeed in satisfying human needs and serving human interests:” Isaac Asimov
Now, my Freethinking quote of the week:
“Trying to deny or hide the truth is a devolving humanity act” — Dra. Martha Castro N., DRAMAC
“I take my rights to freedom very seriously, and I exercise them “— Dra. Martha Castro N., DRAMAC
“There is one undeniable truth about our body: it only exists in the present moment. ― John Kuypers
And now our FREETHOUGHT OF THE WEEK!
No matter your beliefs, respect always comes first.
Religion is like a pair of shoes…..Find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear your shoes. —George Carlin
Don’t mention me about your religion! Show me your heart! If you have the heart of an innocent child, you have the best religion, even if you are a nonbeliever!
I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of. –Clarence Darrow
It’s our responsibility as conscientious human beings with a heathy brain to question everything. This is how we inform ourselves, grow, evolve, and get smarter everyday.
Many people are so gullible that tend to believe everything that is fed to them through MSM, social media, politics, religion, etc. And they follow like sheep. One of the main problems I have noticed is the mental fanaticism and radicalism in people.
It is my opinion that no matter if someone believes with fanaticism in any god or behaves like an atheist zealot, then that person tend to absorbe the wrong information, create false thoughts, and make wrong decisions.
There are many religions that oppress, spread fear or hope (heaven or hell for example), to control and stop you from questioning their beliefs, and make you follow. Atheists extremists can be a pain in the buttocks too. They think that they are always right because they support their lack of belief on science (evolution).
So you see, having an open mind and being more of a centrist, a free thinker, is always a more conscientious way to live without causing damage to yourself or others.
- Free-thinkers are confident, logical and intelligent, compassionate and loving too. Intelligent Thinking: You overcome thinking errors and become the best version of yourself.
2. YOU THINK FOR YOURSELF
3. YOU WANT TO EVOLVE AND BE BETTER EVERYDAY
4. YOU QUESTION ALL KINDS OF AUTHORITY
Think and express your thoughts, but if they are contradicted do not feel defensive. Everybody is allowed to express his/her opinion, even when it opposes ours.
INSTEAD: LEARN from that opinion. It will make you grow and think smarter.
Yes, because us, the free thinkers, question everything and worship nothing. Always, accumulation of ideas and thoughts. Wonderful world in my mind!
This is one of my favorite comparison images of free thinkers from a religious fanatics. And so true!
Thinking requires the utilization of the brain in a coherent manner, scientifically if possible, but everyone can do this, in philosophy, art, sports, gardening, carpentry, in every profession and activity we practice.