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.

broodingdaisies:

i love everyone because

and i love everyone regardless

and it doesn’t always make sense

but how could anyone deny how inherently beautiful it is

to experience consciousness like only human beings can,

and to experience it with one another

how could anyone not be in love with the idea

"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  

I'm Not Good at This: Humanism

fetfet50:

I’m a humanist.

That means I like humans.

And I don’t just like humans.

I believe in them.

Humans, are, we think, the smartest organisms on Earth.

We have created farms to feed us, cities to shelter us, boats, cars and aeroplanes to transport us, and the technology to connect us all in our relatively short time on the planet. What’s more, we have created so many other things, from works of art to palaces to monuments, and far beyond.

We’ll continue to do whatever is possible to make sure we survive, while enjoying ourselves in the process. That is great.

Frankly, though, most human endeavours do not focus on this. The focus is not on the group, it’s on the individual. Each human sets out not to see its species survive, but for itself to survive. And we need to work on that.

The problems with our planet are very fixable. We have enough food to nourish twice as many people as there are on Earth today, and do so indefinitely. Large stretches of our world could be made liveable, to facilitate that growth. And this could all happen soon. 

But it won’t happen soon. Our mindsets won’t change until our empires fall. Most of us won’t live to see it. Most of us won’t want to.

In the end, though, it’ll happen. Humans will respect human endeavour.

I believe it will, at least.

Now we just have to make it happen soon.

I don’t believe I’ve ever reblogged personal sentiments from anyone here on TDH, but this one just hit the nail right on the head.

Tagged #fetfet50  #reblog  #humanism  #human  #humanity  #human endeavour  #individual  #group  #survival  #Earth  

Posted on 24 April, 2012
Reblogged from fetfet50-deactivated20121029  

Tagged #humanism  #race  #asian  #white  #african american  #hispanic  #native american  #humanist  #human  

Posted on 30 March, 2012
Reblogged from manfs  

Tagged #quote  #graphics  #individuality  #individual  #unique  #beautiful  #human  #humanity  

Posted on 21 February, 2012
Reblogged from cadydoodlerpg  Source free-your-mind

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

Tagged #graphic  #human  #human being  #humanity  #humanism  #race  #religion  

Posted on 1 February, 2012
Reblogged from kim-jong-healthy  

This is a call to the living,
To those who refuse to make peace with evil,
With the suffering and the waste of the world.

This is a call to the human, not the perfect,
To those who know their own prejudices,
Who have no intention of becoming prisoners of their own limitations.

This is a call to those who remember the dreams of their youth,
Who know what it means to share food and shelter,
The care of children and those who are troubled,
To reach beyond barriers of the past
Bringing people to communion.

This is a call to the never ending spirit
Of the common man, his essential decency and integrity,
His unending capacity to suffer and endure,
To face death and destruction and to rise again
And build from the ruins of life.

This is the greatest call of all
The call to a faith in people.

- Algernon Black


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