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.

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Tagged #Kindness  #Compassion  #Graphic  

Posted on 4 March, 2014
Reblogged from positivelifetips  

"We have to coexist and take care of each other."

—  Azusa Hayano (via cosmoepiphany)

Tagged #humanism  #coexistence  #compassion  #quotes  #azusa hayano  

Posted on 27 February, 2014
Reblogged from kvietaherezulo-deactivated20140  Source cosmoepiphany

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive."

—  The Dalai Lama (via earthyblackgirl)

Tagged #love  #compassion  #quotes  #dalai lama  #humanity  

Posted on 20 February, 2014
Reblogged from themamafox  Source lazyyogi

As children we’re taught to do unto others as we would want done unto ourselves. That Golden Rule is even more important to me, as an atheist. We’re all in this together, with only ourselves to hold onto, so when you have the opportunity to perform an act of compassion for another human being — do it. You’ll never look back and regret being kind, when your life is almost over.

Tagged #humanism  #humanity  #atheism  #kindness  #compassion  #norway  #video  #hidden camera  

Posted on 20 February, 2014
Reblogged from myorbitaroundthesun  

"Humanism is the commitment to the use of reason in human affairs, applied in the service of compassion."

—  Hans Jürgen Eysenck (via lexagon)

Tagged #quotes  #hans jurgen eysenck  #humanism  #commitment  #reason  #compassion  #service  

Posted on 30 July, 2012
Reblogged from lexagon  

"A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

—  Albert Einstein (via vfvphantom)

Tagged #quotes  #albert einstein  #human  #humanism  #humanity  #universe  #spacetime  #consciousness  #compassion  #life  #nature  #atheism  #love  

Posted on 7 May, 2012
Reblogged from vfvphantom  

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


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!


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

Posted on 5 May, 2012
Reblogged from dawndrawsnear  


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


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

"What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?"

—  Middlemarch, George Eliot (Ch.72)

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