|Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 02:29 am: ||
Way back in March ya'll did alot of talking and typing, all it boiled down to that I seen was choices.Everyone has a choice or free will if you would rather put it that way.Save alot of words don't you think and typing. BTW,Not being mean,just trying to keep you all from getting your fingers from getting tired that's unless you like that sorta stuff. lol
|Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 02:04 am: ||
What does this humanism have to say about the irational behaviour of man. The logical and the illogical are both very important aspects which define what it means to be human and what humans do.
Michael william James
|Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 10:31 am: ||
"Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity." ????
What does that mean???
What is a "progressive philosophy of life" and what notion of progressive are you advocating?
Does "without supernaturalism" mean to reject all notions of spiritual reality?
"The lifestance of Humanism—guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience"
What ideal of reason??
Whose idea of compassion???
"Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis. Humanists find that science is the best method for determining this knowledge as well as for solving problems and developing beneficial technologies. We also recognize the value of new departures in thought, the arts, and inner experience—each subject to analysis by critical intelligence."
Do you mean like Nuclear Weapons, Nerve Gas, Napalm, and so on?
What elite agent will do the critical analysis of art and inner experience.
I have seen better thought out manifestos written by eighth grade students. At least a thoughtful eighth grade student would be intellectualy honest enough to avoid using exerpts straight out of Communist writings and claim them for their own.
Born with the gift of laughter, aware that the world is mad. -- Jimbo
|Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 10:36 pm: ||
Humanist Manifesto III, a successor to the Humanist Manifesto of 1933*
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
The lifestance of Humanism—guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience—encourages us to live life well and fully. It evolved through the ages and continues to develop through the efforts of thoughtful people who recognize that values and ideals, however carefully wrought, are subject to change as our knowledge and understandings advance.
This document is part of an ongoing effort to manifest in clear and positive terms the conceptual boundaries of Humanism, not what we must believe but a consensus of what we do believe. It is in this sense that we affirm the following:
Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis. Humanists find that science is the best method for determining this knowledge as well as for solving problems and developing beneficial technologies. We also recognize the value of new departures in thought, the arts, and inner experience—each subject to analysis by critical intelligence.
Humans are an integral part of nature, the result of unguided evolutionary change. Humanists recognize nature as self-existing. We accept our life as all and enough, distinguishing things as they are from things as we might wish or imagine them to be. We welcome the challenges of the future, and are drawn to and undaunted by the yet to be known.
Ethical values are derived from human need and interest as tested by experience. Humanists ground values in human welfare shaped by human circumstances, interests, and concerns and extended to the global ecosystem and beyond. We are committed to treating each person as having inherent worth and dignity, and to making informed choices in a context of freedom consonant with responsibility.
Life’s fulfillment emerges from individual participation in the service of humane ideals. We aim for our fullest possible development and animate our lives with a deep sense of purpose, finding wonder and awe in the joys and beauties of human existence, its challenges and tragedies, and even in the inevitability and finality of death. Humanists rely on the rich heritage of human culture and the lifestance of Humanism to provide comfort in times of want and encouragement in times of plenty.
Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships. Humanists long for and strive toward a world of mutual care and concern, free of cruelty and its consequences, where differences are resolved cooperatively without resorting to violence. The joining of individuality with interdependence enriches our lives, encourages us to enrich the lives of others, and inspires hope of attaining peace, justice, and opportunity for all.
Working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness. Progressive cultures have worked to free humanity from the brutalities of mere survival and to reduce suffering, improve society, and develop global community. We seek to minimize the inequities of circumstance and ability, and we support a just distribution of nature’s resources and the fruits of human effort so that as many as possible can enjoy a good life.
Humanists are concerned for the well being of all, are committed to diversity, and respect those of differing yet humane views. We work to uphold the equal enjoyment of human rights and civil liberties in an open, secular society and maintain it is a civic duty to participate in the democratic process and a planetary duty to protect nature’s integrity, diversity, and beauty in a secure, sustainable manner.
Thus engaged in the flow of life, we aspire to this vision with the informed conviction that humanity has the ability to progress toward its highest ideals. The responsibility for our lives and the kind of world in which we live is ours and ours alone.
“Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one” - Elbert Hubbard