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.

Getting a little more personal here…

Tomorrow is my grandfather’s funeral. The majority of my family, including my grandparents, are Christian, so the service will be religious. I’m not looking for advice, but am more curious—how do you, personally, comfort someone who is religious and grieving? Do you prefer to comfort then on their own terms, by utilizing and explaining your own beliefs, or do you find some neutral middle ground?

Tagged #Religion  #Grief  #Tw: death  #Atheism  #Humanism  #Comfort  #Ask  #Personal  

Posted on 8 January, 2014

Followers, I’m curious: how many of you were raised with a religious background? How many of you grew up with atheism/humanism/nontheism/skepticism?

Tagged #followers  #question  #personal  #survey  #atheism  #religion  #humanism  #nontheism  #skepticism  

Posted on 12 March, 2012

Holy crap, guys!

I try not to make personal posts on this blog too often, but this deserves some attention. Normally I get one or two reblogs a day, and have a steady 55 or so followers, which is more than I expected in the first place—but this morning I signed on and discovered that the blog exploded overnight! Eight new followers now (six when I first checked), and so many reblogs and likes, they don’t all fit into one screenshot. You guys are amazing!

I am just so excited that I’m doing something y’all like—and I want to keep it up! So tell me—what is it you want to see more of? Quotes, photos, questions, polls? Let me know!


Tagged #personal  #followers  #follows  #likes  #reblogs  #humanism  #atheism  #you guys are AMAZING  

Posted on 12 March, 2012

Dear followers: you are beautiful. I love you. Smile!

Tagged #personal  #love  #happiness  #beauty  

Posted on 3 March, 2012

I was going to graph the results…

…of that question I asked a few days ago, about how all of my followers classify their beliefs, but then I realized: that totally misses the purpose of humanism.

Because really, at its core, its ultimate goal is to get people to stop erecting manmade divisions between one another, to look one another in the eye, and recognize the common humanity shared.

That said, I was pleasantly surprised by the number of belief systems represented; if we cannot eliminate divisions, we can at least try to appeal to as many distinct groups as possible, right?

Tagged #personal  #beliefs  #humanity  #love  #brotherhood  

Posted on 18 September, 2011

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