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.

"The Humanist has a feeling of perfect at-homeness in the universe. He is conscious of himself as an Earth child. There is a mystic glow in this sense of belonging. Memories of his long ancestry still ring in muscle and nerve, in brain and germ cell. Rooted in millions of years of planetary history, he has a secure feeling of being at home, and a consciousness of pride and dignity as a bearer of the heritage of the ages and a growing creative center of cosmic life."

—  A. Eustace Haydon (former leader of the Humanist movement and a signer of the Humanist Manifesto in 1933)

Tagged #quotes  #a. eustace haydon  #humanism  #secular humanism  #humanist  

Posted on 4 January, 2014
Reblogged from loverandnotafighter  

"Taxonomically, my family is Freethinker (including atheists, skeptics, agnostics); my genus is Humanist (including the religion-based), and my species is Secular."

—   John Rafferty

Tagged #quotes  #john rafferty  #taxonomy  #freethinker  #humanist  #secular  #humanism  

Posted on 2 January, 2014
Reblogged from prince-rei  

Tagged #bertrand russell  #sounds like humanism  #american humanist association.  #humanism  #humanist  

Posted on 9 October, 2012
Reblogged from amsecuin  

newsflash

If you are a misogynist or spout misogynist rhetoric or even just passively allow misogynist social values to be perpetuated, you are not and cannot be a humanist. 

Additionally, feminism as a whole is not bent on devaluing maleness or the male experience; its goal is to ensure that women, who have historically been dehumanized and denied rights, have the exact same rights as men. Its goal is to level the playing field between the opposite sexes (and extend the same privileges to anyone whose sexual or gender identity lies in between the two).

If a woman spouts anti-male rhetoric or perpetuates demeaning and devaluing stereotypes of men, she is a misandrist. If you are a misandrist then, just like misogynists, you are not and cannot be a humanist.

Seriously, guys, it’s not that complicated.

"Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile."

—  Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

Tagged #kurt vonnegut  #quotes  #humanism  #atheism  #humanist  #secular humanism  #faith  #unquestioning faith  #miracle  #terrifying  #vile  

Posted on 28 June, 2012
Reblogged from hiepiphanies  

Heads up, followers.

Starting Thursday I’ll be sharing quotes by Kurt Vonnegut, one of my favorite authors — and definitely one of my absolute favorite humanists.

Would anyone be interested in a bio to go along with them?

"The only possible basis for a sound morality is mutual tolerance and respect: tolerance of one another’s customs and opinions; respect for one another’s rights and feelings; awareness of one another’s needs."

—  AJ Ayer
The Humanist Outlook (via alphahowl)

Followers!

By your request, I’m going to be researching and writing up biographies on some famous humanists to share here. My question for you is: 

Who would you like to see profiled, and what information would you find essential to an accurate portrait?


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