Yes, a very smart child has reasons to choose science over religion. Choosing freedom from religion liberates the mind, and has the great potential of making the individual a very happy human being. Nothing is better than living a life free of fear of punishment and hell, free from the constant control of people who praise fairies, leaves a great space in our minds for knowledge and everyday evolution of our mental capacities and real-sincere compassion for humanity.
“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:
Religiosity definition by the Cambridge Dictionary: “Religiosity is the quality of being very or too religious, or reminding you of religious behavior, often in a way that is annoying:”
Right now, I think everybody knows, that there are two main global crisis: health and financial, and it is exactly in these times when people tend to become even more religious than before the crisis.
That is a fact which has been proven through out the history of the world for hundreds of years. You can see a quote here The crisis has helped fuel the increasing religiosity in the country
Let me share with you some thoughts:
“I am a HUMANIST, because HUMANS are important to me” — Dr. Martha Castro N., MD
AND THE FREE THOUGHT OF THE DAY: