That Humanist

That humanist
January 15, 2008, 11:37 am
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Rather blatantly inspired by this humanist, here is that humanist!

I hope to write about humanism and living. I care about both. I am currently alive, and trying to figure out this whole living thing. I’m also an atheist secular humanist. Don’t let that fool you though, I’m much more than that.

We humans like labels and labeling things. The Humanist Network News Podcast recently had a number of interviews about “the problem of atheism“. Or rather, with the word “atheism.” It’s a label, generally perceived as a negative one, and Sam Harris suspects that we should qualify it when we use it. As he says:

“We don’t label ourselves non-racists. We don’t advocate non-racism as an ideology. We simply repudiate racism.”

Of course, if more folk thought like humanists then there would be no need for the label of “atheist” – we’d simply be using reason and evidence and perhaps have a word for those that don’t. “Irrational” perhaps, a little tongue-in-cheek.

So now I’m that humanist, the tall one in the corner. The one interested in beliefs, in psychology, morality, fulfillment, genetics, biology, happiness, evolution and what it means to be me. Let’s see where this takes me!

5 Comments so far
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Sounds good to me. I look forward to reading more!

Comment by Clare

Welcome to the blogosphere!

I look forward to reading your thoughts.

Comment by Tim Mills

And then there were 4, excelente!

Comment by grammarking

you’re now linked from the HSS site

so it may be time to get back on the keyboard…


Comment by tim

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