Humanism is a celebration of the incandescent miracle – Life. And it reveres living everywhere, in all sentient beings.
Can humanists embrace their legacy, born of Confucianism and Bhuddism, brought through the Renaissance as Humanism – and join together as one kind in our voyage to the stars?
Prisoners of the rich and corrupt, we have powers of organization that are being wasted on war. They have even hijacked our name – humanists – to connote people who not believe. What we believe is personal, and the opportunity we have on this planet is holy.
It is time now for world federalism to take the reins, for all of humanity to be apologists for – and critics of – our very young species. The entrusting of our essence to our religious traditions should be reviewed and distilled, and never a font of acrimony.
Let the grand institutions that brought us teaching now learn with us, and carry us again.
- Humanism – the Forgotten and Future Credo of Humanity
- Attorney General says heroin overdoses are ‘an urgent and growing public health crisis’
- A Post-Secular Humanist Manifesto
- UN proposes bullion coins as a world currency
- Chomsky: The U.S. behaves nothing like a democracy
- Did the Fascists Actually Win WWII?
- Women as Micro-ISPs for a Shanty Town of 70 Million?
- UN passes historic arms trade treaty to U.S. media silence
- Humanism – a history of the hijacked Credo of our species
- E. O. Wilson’s radical (and Great) revision of Evolution
( By Robert Grudin) “Humanitas meant the development of human virtue, in all its forms, to its fullest extent. The term thus implied not only such qualities as are associated with the modern word humanity—understanding, benevolence, compassion, mercy—but also such more aggressive characteristics as fortitude, judgment, prudence, eloquence, and even love of honour.
”Individual selection is responsible for much of what we call sin, while group selection is responsible for the greater part of virtue.” Wilson is easily the greatest thinker of our age, an invaluable successor to Darwin.
“Biologist Edward O. Wilson, considered to be one of the world’s greatest living scientists, argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge and the need to search for consilience–the proof that everything in our world is organized in terms of a small number of fundamental natural laws that comprise the principles underlying every branch of learning.
A large standing military, a large contractor base, and its widespread congressional patronage network cannot survive without war or the threat of war to lubricate the continuing money flow it requires.
”I regard the use of the term “humanism” to mean secular humanism or atheism to be one of the greatest tragedies of twentieth century movementology, perpetrated by second-class minds and perpetuated by third-class polemicists and village atheists.” (R. Joseph Hoffmann)
A single social program is transforming how countries all over the world help their poor.
The Sunflower is a prime example of humanist advocacy that we can support unequivocally, and point to as our own policy.
First our species breeds like ants, then begins to live like them in concrete anthills. Now we have to be stoned too, and Life is to be viewed from our bloodstreams.
This is a definitive article by a profound scholar, R. Joseph Hoffmann, written when the “brights” really thought they were. Humanists, that is.
It’s one thing to know we live in a military plutocracy. When we tolerate it, year in, year out, we invite desperate times.
The absence of a free press in the West is unforgivable, and the Internet will go next, if it has not already.
One of the world’s largest slums in Nigeria has more than 70 million people living in absolute poverty. An opportunity exists to offer them Internet access affordably.
No major broadcast network has made even passing mention of a treaty that curtails trafficking to war-torn nations.
“The UN was not created to take humanity to heaven but to save it from hell.”- Former United Nations Sec’y-General Dag Hammarskjold.
The struggle for the governance of our species is becoming more explicit.
The Security Council’s hijacking of our species’ governance, to protect their own interests and war criminals.
A strengthened United Nations where all voices, including those of citizens directly, is imperative and overdue.
“Supplementing the dollar with a bullion currency would solve some of the problems related to the potential of countries running large deficits and would help stability,”
This year’s session has produced a major surprise. AWB proposes that all trade in wildlife across national borders should be prohibited, endangered or not.
“It’s been a wonderful experience.” observes Martin McGlade, who convinced his local Humanist chapter that they had much to learn from traditional religion.
Two major environmental advocacy groups reverse their policies on nuclear power, to deal with the tar sands as a giant oil spill.
Within an outpatient counseling process, a Canada-wide program allows drug counselors to dispense addictive drugs, legal or not, at prices below street levels.