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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How do you describe secular humanism?

A question for all of my followers: When you identify your beliefs, how do you label secular humanism? Do you describe it as a philosophy, a school of thought, a lifestyle, a religion, a faith? Why do you use the terminology you do?

There are no wrong answers, and will be no judgment. I’m curious! 

Tagged #humanism  #ask  #secular humanism  #philosophy  #faith  #religion  #atheism  

Posted on 20 February, 2014

"The Humanist has a feeling of perfect at-homeness in the universe. He is conscious of himself as an Earth child. There is a mystic glow in this sense of belonging. Memories of his long ancestry still ring in muscle and nerve, in brain and germ cell. Rooted in millions of years of planetary history, he has a secure feeling of being at home, and a consciousness of pride and dignity as a bearer of the heritage of the ages and a growing creative center of cosmic life."

—  A. Eustace Haydon (former leader of the Humanist movement and a signer of the Humanist Manifesto in 1933)

Tagged #quotes  #a. eustace haydon  #humanism  #secular humanism  #humanist  

Posted on 4 January, 2014
Reblogged from loverandnotafighter  

Humanist weddings: now Scotland's third most popular marriage ceremony

hexenkonig:

Humanist weddings: now Scotland’s third most popular marriage ceremony

Tagged #humanism  #weddings  #scotland  #marriage  #ceremony  #secular humanism  

Posted on 4 August, 2012
Reblogged from euphoric-pieta  

"Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile."

—  Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

Tagged #kurt vonnegut  #quotes  #humanism  #atheism  #humanist  #secular humanism  #faith  #unquestioning faith  #miracle  #terrifying  #vile  

Posted on 28 June, 2012
Reblogged from hiepiphanies  

Heads up, followers.

Starting Thursday I’ll be sharing quotes by Kurt Vonnegut, one of my favorite authors — and definitely one of my absolute favorite humanists.

Would anyone be interested in a bio to go along with them?

"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:

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.

deviantart:

Kind Words. by ~VerseJus

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

Posted on 21 June, 2012
Reblogged from goodtypography  Source deviantart

Fourteen Cows for America

I know this isn’t new news, but it cropped up in “did-you-kno” form on my dash again tonight, and I think it bears being passed around again.

When Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah returned home to Kenya months after witnessing the 9/11 attacks in New York City, he found that most of his fellow Maasai, a nomadic warrior tribe, had only a vague understanding of the events of that day. 

Naiyomah, an incoming Rotary World Peace Fellow, shared firsthand accounts with the East African tribe, using the oral tradition it has relied upon for years. Deeply moved by his story, Maasai elders felt compelled to do something to help.

That something turned out to be a decision to send a herd of cows to the United States as a display of sympathy and regret.

This right here, ladies and gentlemen, is the kind of gesture that proves to me time and again that we’re all in this together, our differences not withstanding.

ironinkpen:

avatarstateyipyip:

unlimitedobsessions:

I mean this. Honestly.
I love each and every one of my followers, and if I ever learned that one of them did anything to end their life, I don’t know what I would honestly do. Always know that even if you think no one in your life loves you, I love you.
I know it seems like a strange concept, but I really do care. I care about you.
Always know that I am willing to listen.

All of this

I agree, too! I love you guys :’)

ironinkpen:

avatarstateyipyip:

unlimitedobsessions:

I mean this. Honestly.

I love each and every one of my followers, and if I ever learned that one of them did anything to end their life, I don’t know what I would honestly do. Always know that even if you think no one in your life loves you, I love you.

I know it seems like a strange concept, but I really do care. I care about you.

Always know that I am willing to listen.

All of this

I agree, too! I love you guys :’)


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