Friday, December 18, 2009

Humanim Defined

A need for a Humanist Consciousness

Are you an agnostic? An atheist? Or simply non-religious? If so, you probably happen to identify with Humanism.

"Humanism," according to the British Humanist Association, "is the view that we can make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values and that we can live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs. Humanists seek to make the best of the one life we have by creating meaning and purpose for ourselves. We choose to take responsibility for our actions and work with others for the common good."

"Humanism provides non-religious individuals with a step to take after first embracing atheism; it describes explicitly what many non-religious individuals agree on, what they aspire to and that they aim to work together for the greater good."

Bipin Shroff