Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Morain , Lloyd and Mary (2012-01-01), Humanism as the Next Step, Humanist Press, Retrieved on 2013-01-09
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    09 JAN 2013

     Humanist is Cognizant of Their Connection to the World

    The humanist has a feeling of perfect athomeness 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.
    Folksonomies: spirituality humanism
    Folksonomies: spirituality humanism
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    Quote by A. Eustace Haydon.

    09 JAN 2013

     Humanism

    The humanist is filled with wonder and admiration at the creatures that are human, at their capacity for accomplishment, for sacrifice, at the intricacy and precision of that nervous system which has made it; it possible for them to stand where they do today in nature' hierarchy. We are convinced that if we use to an eve greater extent our unique capacities for discovery and for for cooperation, the future of our race will be a brilliant and a happy one.
    Folksonomies: humanism
    Folksonomies: humanism
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    A concise definition of the Humanist worldview.

    09 JAN 2013

     Humanism is Grounded in Empirical Reality

    We base our understanding of the world on what we can perceive with our senses and comprehend with our minds. Anything that is said to make sense should make sense to us as humans; else there is no reason for it to be the basis of our decisions and actions. Supposed transcendent knowledge or intuitions that are said to reach beyond human comprehension cannot instruct us because we cannot relate concretely to them. The way in which humans accept supposed transcendent or religious knowledge is ...
    Folksonomies: humanism empiricism
    Folksonomies: humanism empiricism
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    Revealed knowledge serves no purpose because it is not shared by everyone.

    09 JAN 2013

     Humanism is Focused on the Needs of Humanity

    We maintain that human values make sense only in the context of human life. A supposed nonhumanlike existence after death cannot, then, be included as part of the environment in which our values must operate. The here-and-now physical world of our senses is the world that is relevant for our ethical concerns, our goals, and our aspirations. We therefore place our values wholly within this context. Were we to do otherwise—to place our values in the wider context of a merely hoped-for extensi...
    Folksonomies: spirituality humanism
    Folksonomies: spirituality humanism
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    Pursuit of values attached to another world or supernatural phenomena pull us away from real human needs.

    09 JAN 2013

     Humanists Do Not Fear Technology

    As humanists who value human creativity and human reason and who have seen the benefits of science and technology, we are decidedly willing to take part in the new scientific and technological developments around us. We are encouraged rather than fearful about biotechnology, alternative energy, and information technology, and we recognize that attempts to reject these developments or to prevent their wide application will not stop them. Such efforts will merely place them in the hands of othe...
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    They are cautiously optimistic about scientific progress.

    09 JAN 2013

     Humanism is About Exploration

    As humanists who see life and human history as a great adventure, we seek new worlds to explore, new facts to uncover, new avenues for artistic expression, new solutions to old problems, and new feelings to experience. We sometimes feel driven in our quest. and it is participation in this quest that gives our lives meaning and makes beneficial discoveries possible. Our goals as a species are open ended. As a result, we will never be without purpose.
    Folksonomies: humanism discovery
    Folksonomies: humanism discovery
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    We are always seeking new experiences, new vistas, new ideas...