the daily humanist.

a blog for the humanist, the freethinker, the atheist, the agnostic, the non-religious - and for anyone who simply wants to set the supernatural aside for a moment and celebrate humanity.

to read "Humanism and Its Aspirations," the third Humanist Manifesto, click below. you'll also find links to the AHA site and the UN World Food Programme's FreeRice game.

feel free to submit posts or questions at any time! this blog is a safe zone.

"Disturbing emotions not only disturb our own state of mind, they also disturb the minds of others. Self-centredness gives rise to fear and insecurity, which in turn creates distrust. This is why having an altruistic attitude brings a great sense of happiness and peace of mind."

—   Dalai Lama (via aquietconscience)

Tagged #dalai lama  #humanism  #peace  #peace of mind  #quotes  #emotion  #self-centered  #fear  #insecurity  #distrust  #altruism  

Posted on 15 June, 2012
Reblogged from a-quiet-conscience  

Highly religious people are less motivated by compassion than are non-believers

hopefulheathens:

argumentative-atheist submitted:

“Love thy neighbor” is preached from many a pulpit. But new research from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that the highly religious are less motivated by compassion when helping a stranger than are atheists, agnostics and less religious people.

I’ve already posted this, but I get the feeling you’ll get it further than I do :P 

These kinds of studies always fascinate me.  Sociology is really interesting.  I think it’s encouraging to know that there is a lot of evidence for people not needing a god to be good. Thanks for the submission!

-Allyson

Tagged #religion  #altruism  #compassion  #love thy neighbor  #christianity  #preach  #strangers  #belief  #atheists  #agnostic  #study  

Posted on 5 May, 2012
Reblogged from dawndrawsnear  

happyatheist:

yes, atheists are humanistic and empathetic people. because we do not judge people and declare they “deserved to suffer” because some people do not have the same beliefs as we do.
share this news and let the world know.

happyatheist:

yes, atheists are humanistic and empathetic people. because we do not judge people and declare they “deserved to suffer” because some people do not have the same beliefs as we do.

share this news and let the world know.

happyatheist:

the largest scale humanitarian aid projects in human history are now conducted by atheists

happyatheist:

the largest scale humanitarian aid projects in human history are now conducted by atheists


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