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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"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  

theperplexedobserver:

Closing comments from the Myth Busters Adam Savage at the recent Reason Rally:

I have concluded through careful empirical analysis and much thought that somebody is looking out for me, keeping track of what I think about things, forgiving me when I do less than I ought. Giving me strength to shoot for more than I think I’m capable of. I believe they know everything that I do and think, and they still love me, and I’ve concluded, after careful consideration, that this person keeping score is me.

To hear his full speech as well as speeches from Greta Christian, Taslima Nasrin and Tim Minchin, check out part one of the American Humanist Associations coverage of the Rally.

theperplexedobserver:

Closing comments from the Myth Busters Adam Savage at the recent Reason Rally:

I have concluded through careful empirical analysis and much thought that somebody is looking out for me, keeping track of what I think about things, forgiving me when I do less than I ought. Giving me strength to shoot for more than I think I’m capable of. I believe they know everything that I do and think, and they still love me, and I’ve concluded, after careful consideration, that this person keeping score is me.

To hear his full speech as well as speeches from Greta Christian, Taslima Nasrin and Tim Minchin, check out part one of the American Humanist Associations coverage of the Rally.

Tagged #adam savage  #mythbusters  #quote  #graphic  #thought  #logic  #reason  #atheism  #humanism  #empiricism  #analysis  #religion  #belief  

Posted on 17 May, 2012
Reblogged from theperplexedobserver  

Tagged #atheism  #graphics  #reason  #bible  #christopher hitchens  #god is not great  

Posted on 13 May, 2012
Reblogged from dawndrawsnear  Source yesimanatheist

Sign the petition to support the separation of church and state!

For those of you who aren’t already aware (or aren’t American), today is the National Day of Reason—a day meant to be a counter to the “National Day of Prayer.” Today, take a few minutes out of your internet browsing to sign a petition in support of the purely constitutional separation of church and state in the US.

Whether you’re American or not, please take the time to sign. This is an issue of vital importance to all of us who value rationality over superstition. In fact, I’ll also take this moment to request that anyone from other countries also share with me the links to any similar petitions or causes that may come up in their countries.

As Thomas Payne said, “the world is my country.” We, as humanists, atheists, nontheists, agnostics, freethinkers—however you want to classify yourselves—we have to stand together.

Spread the word! Let’s see how many signatures Tumblr can contribute!

atheistmarco:

Humanism
Hold’s that humanity must seek for truth through reason and the best observable evidence and endorse scientific skepticism and the scientific method. However, they stipulate that decisions about right and wrong must be based on the individual and common good. As an ethical process, Humanism does not consider metaphysical issues such as the existence or nonexistence of supernatural beings. Humanism is engaged with what is human.

atheistmarco:

Humanism

Hold’s that humanity must seek for truth through reason and the best observable evidence and endorse scientific skepticism and the scientific method. However, they stipulate that decisions about right and wrong must be based on the individual and common good. As an ethical process, Humanism does not consider metaphysical issues such as the existence or nonexistence of supernatural beings. Humanism is engaged with what is human.

Tagged #quote  #definition  #graphic  #humanism symbol  #skepticism  #reason  #supernatural  #humanism  #ethics  #good  #goodness  #common good  

Posted on 2 February, 2012
Reblogged from atheistmarco  

"believe nothing, no matter who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and own common sense."

—  buddha (via happyatheist)

Tagged #buddha  #quote  #reason  #common sense  #belief  #thought  

Posted on 2 January, 2012
Reblogged from happyatheist-deactivated2012040  


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