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I missed World Humanist Day. D:

My apologies, followers! I hope you all did something kind for your fellow man yesterday — and today, for that matter. Spotted in the ‘humanism’ tag, I’m fairly sure this is one of the best summaries of humanism, at least as I see it, so I’m going to reblog it here for you all to see:

odysseyoftheheart:

I’m a secular humanist, and I’m going to ramble about my religious ideology. Woot.

We as humans are stuck here on Earth together, so we should make an effort to be kind, fair, and ethical to each other. I know that’s idealistic, but it’s a good goal.

I think we should be civil to each other because it’s the right thing to do, not because of the ordinance of a deity.

Although today is about awareness, we should love, care for, and respect each other every day.

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  

reblog this. think of how many lives this could potentially save

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quasigeek:

firstbook:

Our friends at Random House Children’s Books have generously agreed to donate one brand-new book for each new follower we gain on Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter this week. Those books will go to thousands of schools and programs serving kids from low-income families across the country.
Please Re-blog!

Please? :)

I promise not to make a habit of reblogging things like this, since it’s not really the purpose of this blog, but this kind of project is so worthwhile, and so easy for you to help with. Just click ‘follow’ and a child will get a book. Help the tiny humans. (:

quasigeek:

firstbook:

Our friends at Random House Children’s Books have generously agreed to donate one brand-new book for each new follower we gain on TumblrFacebook, and Twitter this week. Those books will go to thousands of schools and programs serving kids from low-income families across the country.

Please Re-blog!

Please? :)

I promise not to make a habit of reblogging things like this, since it’s not really the purpose of this blog, but this kind of project is so worthwhile, and so easy for you to help with. Just click ‘follow’ and a child will get a book. Help the tiny humans. (:

Tagged #reblog  #firstbook  #good causes  #philanthropy  

Posted on 7 November, 2011
Reblogged from jesuislepoisson  Source firstbook


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