“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:
Climate change is a reality. Earth has gone through climate change cycles throughout millennia, and now, the +7,861,040,000 (billions) people in the world are experiencing this change.
Manufacturing Corporations around the world are the ones that have been destroying the quality of nature, air, and water. Big international manufacturing corporations (from all over the world) are the guilty ones, but, they want to put the guilt on us, citizens. No, it is on them, not on us. They are awfully greedy. They dump their toxic waste in rivers and lakes and air. These corporations don’t care about the earth and well being of humanity.
Thirty-two million pounds of toxic waste dumped into Ohio River each year
We, as responsible humans need to do everything in our power to stop them from keeping on polluting our beautiful earth and all nature in it.
There is hope. I know that. Because we all, individually have the best interest in making out of this earth, a wonderful place to live.
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:
Without unity, Humanity would not be human.
“Between human beings, even if intimately united, there is always an abyss that only love can overcome, and also only with an emergency bridge.” — (Hermann Hesse)
“I’m a strong individualist by personal habit, heritage, and conviction; but it’s a matter of common sense to recognize that the state, the community and the citizens acting together can do a number of things better than they would if they acted individually.” — (Theodore Roosevelt)