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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Posted on 24 March, 2012
Reblogged from verona-rupes  

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

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  

"We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further."

—  

Richard Dawkins




(via thepositiveatheist)

Tagged #richard dawkins  #quote  #atheism  #gods  #humanism  #skepticism  #freethought  #agnosticism  

Posted on 19 November, 2011
Reblogged from thepositiveatheist  

Tagged #humanism  #quote  #ayn rand  #atheism  #skepticism  #freethought  #antitheism  #heaven  #death  #afterlife  #life  #greatness  

Posted on 17 November, 2011
Reblogged from hayekspectations  

Tagged #graphic  #atheism  #nontheism  #humanism  #agnosticism  #atheist  #humanist  #religion  #nonreligion  #creed  #belief  #ethics  #skepticism  

Posted on 15 November, 2011
Reblogged from thepositiveatheist  

"Ethics cannot be based upon our obligations toward [people], but they are complete and natural only when we feel this Reverence for Life and the desire to have compassion for and to help all creatures insofar as it is in our power. I think that this ethic will become more and more recognized because of its great naturalness and because it is the foundation of a true humanism toward which we must strive if our culture is to become truly ethical."

—  Albert Schweitzer

This is a call to the living,
To those who refuse to make peace with evil,
With the suffering and the waste of the world.

This is a call to the human, not the perfect,
To those who know their own prejudices,
Who have no intention of becoming prisoners of their own limitations.

This is a call to those who remember the dreams of their youth,
Who know what it means to share food and shelter,
The care of children and those who are troubled,
To reach beyond barriers of the past
Bringing people to communion.

This is a call to the never ending spirit
Of the common man, his essential decency and integrity,
His unending capacity to suffer and endure,
To face death and destruction and to rise again
And build from the ruins of life.

This is the greatest call of all
The call to a faith in people.

- Algernon Black

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."

—  Albert Einstein

Tagged #Albert Einstein  #quote  #humanism  #agnosticism  #atheism  #skepticism  #punishment  #reward  #goodness  

Posted on 11 September, 2011

"It is not so much what you believe in that matters, as the way in which you believe it and proceed to translate that belief into action."

—  Lin Yutang

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