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"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)

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:


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.

You Are My Other Me

In a bilingual school in Tucson, Arizona, children start the day by reciting En Lak Ech, a Mayan concept of human interdependence and mutual compassion and respect:

Tú eres mi otro yo. Si te daño a ti, me daño a mi mismo. Si te respeto a ti, me respeto a mi mismo.
You are my other self. If I harm you, I harm myself. If I respect you, I respect myself.

Maybe we should all start the day the way these children do.

Tagged #original  #en lak ech  #mayan  #spanish  #english  #respect  #compassion  #children  #humanism  #humanity  #love  

Posted on 16 November, 2011

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