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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"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes."

—  Walt Whitman  (via beejayway)

"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  

one-mandrinkinggamess:

In social issues class today our professor held up a black book and was like “this book is red” and we were all “no” and he said “yes it is” and we were just all “that’s not right” and he turned it around and the back cover was red and he said “Don’t tell somebody they’re wrong until you’ve seen things from their point of view” 

that speaks to me 

Tagged #humanism  #perspective  #humanity  #philosophy  #social issues  

Posted on 8 January, 2014
Reblogged from thequeenofmidnight  Source one-mandrinkinggamess

"You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other."

—  Carl Sagan (via wryer)

Tagged #carl sagan  #quotes  #humanity  

Posted on 21 November, 2012
Reblogged from artoftheunbeliever  Source larmoyante

"The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race."

—  E. M. Forster (via yclept-em)

Tagged #quotes  #e. m. forster  #humanism  #curiosity  #free mind  #good taste  #humanity  #beliefs  

Posted on 29 July, 2012
Reblogged from chatiments-deactivated20131013  

deviantart:

Kind Words. by ~VerseJus

Tagged #kindness  #life  #humanism  #humanity  #secular humanism  

Posted on 21 June, 2012
Reblogged from goodtypography  Source deviantart

"We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization."

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. (via venuschild)

Tagged #love  #quotes  #martin luther king jr  #opportunity  #civilization  #humanity  #humanism  

Posted on 20 June, 2012
Reblogged from venuschild  

mi-si-sol-re-la-mi:

A Romanian child hands a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during protests against austerity measures in Bucharest.

mi-si-sol-re-la-mi:

A Romanian child hands a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during protests against austerity measures in Bucharest.

Tagged #humanity  #humanism  #childhood  #love  #austerity  #protests  #bucharest  

Posted on 18 June, 2012
Reblogged from mi-si-sol-re-la-mi  


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