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 Secular Humanism Encyclopedia Article @ HigherPower.org (Higher Power)
Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics, and justice and specifically rejects rituals and ceremonies as a means to affirm their life stance.
Humanists say that secular humanism is not a religion, while acknowledging that some varieties of humanism may be religious in some senses of the word.
The term Humanism also emphasizes considering one's humanism to be a life stance.
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Secular_Humanism   (3153 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Humanism As the Next Step: Books: Lloyd Morain,Mary Morain,Almira F. Poudrier
Humanism is a philosophy without heaven, divine revelation or sacred scriptures, so humanists fix their attention on this life.
Humanism as the Next Step by Lloyd and Mary Morain is a brilliant down-to-earth guide to the Humanist philosophy.
How wonderful and appropriate that Humanism as the Next Step has been newly published by Humanist Press, along with a chapter by Frederick Edwords so concise it could even serve as Humanist Manifesto III.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/093177909X?v=glance   (1502 words)

  
 v05i10
SECULAR HUMANISM is the philosophy of life guided by reason and science, freed from religious and secular dogmas, motivated by an appreciation of life and the lives of others, seeking to reach goals of human happiness, freedom and understanding on this earth, in this life.
However, it is the animal “rights” stance as articulated by the more extreme organizations and that would literally outlaw (for humans only) all animal products or uses, including meat, milk, eggs, wool, leather, the use of animals in medicines, zoos, and even outlaw animals as pets that has many humanists scratching their heads.
The Council is dedicated to the March on Washington and we shall network with all our local organizations both on and off campus to generate the largest turnout of secular humanists possible.
www.nyhumanist.org /inquirer/0510inquireroct02.htm   (9851 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Case for Humanism : An Introduction: Books: Lewis Vaughn,Austin Dacey
This underestimation of humanism in the public square may be due to a lack of dynamic humanist advocacy over the last half-century.
It is unfortunate that when closing the 221 page book, it's student audience may know more about where humanism came from, and why God doesn't exist, than about what one can actually do with their lives once embracing the humanistic life-stance.
The Case for Humanism is the premier textbook to introduce and help students think critically about the big ideas of Western humanism--secularism, rationalism, materialism, science, democracy, individualism, and others--all powerful themes that run through Western thought from the ancient Greeks and the Enlightenment to the present day.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0742513920?v=glance   (2541 words)

  
 Secular humanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics, and justice and specifically rejects rituals and ceremonies as a means to affirm their life stance.
Many secular humanists tend to judge religions as superstitious, regressive and closed minded, while religious fundamentalists may see secular humanism as a threat to the values they say are set out in religious texts, such as the Bible and the Qur'an [3].
They argue that secular humanism—and by association secularism—has been granted religious status, that secularism in government and in the schools constitutes state favoritism towards a particular religion, and a double standard is used in granting religious protections to these groups while allowing the teaching of ideas such as evolution which are consistent with secularism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secular_humanism   (3118 words)

  
 Secular humanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics, and justice and specifically rejects rituals and ceremonies as a means to affirm their life stance.
Many secular humanists tend to judge religions as superstitious, regressive and closed minded, while religious fundamentalists may see secular humanism as a threat to the values they say are set out in religious texts, such as the Bible and the Qur'an [3].
They argue that secular humanism—and by association secularism—has been granted religious status, that secularism in government and in the schools constitutes state favoritism towards a particular religion, and a double standard is used in granting religious protections to these groups while allowing the teaching of ideas such as evolution which are consistent with secularism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secular_humanism   (3118 words)

  
 Free Inquiry Website of Steven Schafersman
Humanism is a philosophy, world view, or life stance based on naturalism--the conviction that the universe or nature is all that exists or is real.
The Free Inquiry Website is not associated with Free Inquiry Magazine published by the Council for Secular Humanism, although we strongly support the Council's goals and ideals and unreservedly recommend its excellent bimonthly journal.
Friends of Religious Humanism (now the HUUmanists) • Associated with both the AHA and UUA.
www.freeinquiry.com   (853 words)

  
 Secularism, Secular Humanism
In contemporary discussion, secularism and humanism are often seen in tandem as secular humanism, an approach to life and thought, individual and society, which glorifies the creature and rejects the Creator.
Kenneth Hamilton (Life in One's Stride, 1968) denies that this is the best way to interpret Bonhoeffer and argues that the German theologian never wavered in his basic, orthodox stance.
Secularism, however, as a comprehensive philosophy of life expresses an unqualified enthusiasm for the process of secularization in all spheres of life.
mb-soft.com /believe/txn/seculari.htm   (1188 words)

  
 Humanist Association of London and Area
Humanism is a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives.
(12) Humanists affirm that human beings are completely a part of nature, and that our survival is dependent upon a healthy planet which provides us and all other forms of life with a life-supporting environment.
(6) Humanists call for the continued improvement of society so that no one may be deprived of the basic necessities of life, and for institutions and conditions to provide every person with opportunities for developing their full potential.
users.imag.net /~lon.jpope/Humanist/Humanists.html   (680 words)

  
 Humanist Society of Scotland
The Humanist Society of Scotland (HSS) exists to promote Secular Humanism - an ethical life stance which asserts that we can lead good lives without religion or superstition - and to represent those who adopt this progressive philosophy.
Membership of the HSS is open to all those who share our secular Humanist life stance and support our aims.
The Society is active in many fields in its aim for a better secular world.
www.humanism-scotland.org.uk   (680 words)

  
 The Society Of Natural Science
Many in the Freethought community are committed to human rights and an ethical / moral life-stance that is secular --- not relying on religious dogmas or deities.
American Humanist Association - The mission of the American Humanist Association is to be a clear, democratic voice for Humanism in the United States, to increase public awareness and acceptance of Humanism, to establish, protect, and promote the position of Humanists in our society, and to develop and advance Humanist thought and action.
North Texas Church Of Freethought - The North Texas Church of Freethought was conceived as an alternative to the conventional faith-based religious organizations.
www.determinism.com /links.shtml   (680 words)

  
 International Humanist and Ethical Union - About IHEU - International Humanist Youth Conference 2003
Humanist organizations in various northern European countries offer such ceremonies (see August 2003 issue of IHN), and participants generally undergo a course involving discussion of issues such as life stance, ethics, sexuality, human rights, and civic duties.
Rob Buitenweg, one of IHEU’s Vice-Presidents, then gave a concise history of IHEU and spoke of two different approaches to Humanism: one is focused on an existential view, while the other considers Humanism in terms of a set of ethical values that underlie the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Humanist education will also be an important topic at the next IHEYO conference, to be held in Uganda.
www.iheu.org /modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=376   (680 words)

  
 glynnrev.htm
Glynn is a right wing Republican (he worked for Reagan) and it understandable, given his polemical and political stance, that Robert Bork (a strick constitutionalist) and Michael Novak (conservative capitalist theologian) should offer their praise for the book.
But Glynn passes all this (and it is all there in Rorty to be,with work, gleaned) and presents a case of "the purist of hypocracy" in Rorty's vision of humanism, democracy, and freedom.
Glynn's "evidence" is primarily rooted in two theories: Brandon Carter's 1973 extrapolated Cosmological Anthropic Principle and Raymond Moody's studies in Life After Life of out-of-body or near death experiences.
dialogos3.tripod.com /glynnrev.htm   (1492 words)

  
 WashingtonPost.com: Perfect Enemies: The Religious Right, the Gay Movement, and the Politics of the 1990s
Much like the modernism of the 1920s, the 1960s presented a plethora of changes, from the proliferation of divorce and pornography to the repeal of state sodomy laws to the removal of religion from the public schools, that these religious leaders attributed to secular humanism.
Cameron had no way of canvassing the death certificates of broad samples of gay men, since many were not identifiable as such in life, let alone in death.
Cameron's 1993 study indicating that the average life expectancy of gay men is thirty-nine is a case in point.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/perfectenemies.htm   (1492 words)

  
 Josef Hoffmann and the Architectural Clock
Hoffmann represented the previous generation, particularly to those who espoused the canonical doctrine of the moderns as a moralistic stance.
That Hoffmann had been active almost to the end of his life came as a surprise to many when he died, as far removed from the turn of the century as 1956.
Within his life’s work, there is an enactment of that condition, spanning his years as a moderne of the art nouveau modality at the turn of the century to the modern functionalist architect of the thirties and on to the end of his career.
thegalleriesatmoore.org /publications/hoffmannjcv.shtml   (1492 words)

  
 Secular Humanism Relation @ HigherPower.org (Higher Power)
Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics, and justice and specifically rejects rituals and ceremonies as a means to affirm their life stance.
Julian Huxley - first President of the secular and Humanist (lifestance) organisation the IHEU
Many secular humanists tend to judge religions as superstitious, regressive and closed minded, while religious fundamentalists may see secular humanism as a threat to the values they say are set out in religious texts, such as the Bible and the Qur'an [3].
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Secular_Humanism   (2046 words)

  
 Northern Virginia Chapter, Washington Area Secular Humanists (WASH)
Richard will talk about his experiences in moving from a religious to a secular humanist life stance.
Let Willard know!(spurk@erols.com) The topic does not need to be related to religion or secular humanism -- science, history, current affairs, and almost anything else is fair game.
The goal of this project is to assist local humanist groups to fulfill the need for a place where Humanists can reliably and frequently enjoy the human pleasure of seeing each other while they share concerns, plans, and special occasions.
nvc.wash.org   (2046 words)

  
 Secular Seasons
World Humanist Day is celebrated annually on June 21 as a way to spread information-and combat misinformation-about the positive aspects of humanism as a philosophical life stance and means to affect change in the world.
Humanists can use this significant date as a time to educate the public in their local area about this often misunderstood worldview, and to gather and celebrate as a community which continues to contribute to the progress and education of the world.
Humanists across the country should consider celebrating a holiday that is specifically geared to showing the positive side of their beliefs and activities.
www.secularseasons.org /june/world_humanist.html   (442 words)

  
 J.-E Berger Foundation: Sandro Botticelli
This would pursue him through life, as Sandro Botticelli's health was always very fragile, and the doctors would opine that he was born too late to parents who were too old.
It went from Lorenzo the Magnificent to all of Florence's humanism of this second half of the 15th century to finally be given to Botticelli, who thus scrupulously followed a text: the profane Birth of Venus and the coronation of the sacred Venus.
And, approaching the earth on which she will assume her true role, her true power, she is suddenly modest, and we should note the stance, which Botticelli borrowed directly from the beautiful examples of the antique Venus Pudicae that were being discovered at that time.
www.bergerfoundation.ch /Home/high_botticelli.html   (1447 words)

  
 J.-E Berger Foundation: Sandro Botticelli
It went from Lorenzo the Magnificent to all of Florence's humanism of this second half of the 15th century to finally be given to Botticelli, who thus scrupulously followed a text: the profane Birth of Venus and the coronation of the sacred Venus.
This would pursue him through life, as Sandro Botticelli's health was always very fragile, and the doctors would opine that he was born too late to parents who were too old.
And, approaching the earth on which she will assume her true role, her true power, she is suddenly modest, and we should note the stance, which Botticelli borrowed directly from the beautiful examples of the antique Venus Pudicae that were being discovered at that time.
www.bergerfoundation.ch /Home/high_botticelli.html   (1447 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Bertrand Russell: 1921-1970, the Ghost of Madness: Books
Monk's other 2 main works deserve 5 stars, this one one less cause he lost any semblance of an "objective" biographer's stance (I know I know "objectivity" is problematic...), starting with the preface and acknowledgements.
Monk is more interested in bedroom tales than with the impact of the awe-inspiring humanism of Earl Russell.
These domestic problems aside, Monk does a marvelous job of covering the highlights of the last half of Russell's long life: his Nobel prize in literature, the Russell-Einstein Manifesto against nuclear proliferation, his imprisonment for antinuclear protests, his social and political philosophy, and his contributions to logic and analytic philosophy.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0743212150   (990 words)

  
 Secular Humanism Encyclopedia Article @ HigherPower.org (Higher Power)
Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics, and justice and specifically rejects rituals and ceremonies as a means to affirm their life stance.
Many secular humanists tend to judge religions as superstitious, regressive and closed minded, while religious fundamentalists may see secular humanism as a threat to the values they say are set out in religious texts, such as the Bible and the Qur'an [3].
The claim that secular humanism could be considered a religion for legal purposes was examined by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Peloza v.
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Secular_Humanism   (1925 words)

  
 J.-E Berger Foundation: Sandro Botticelli
It went from Lorenzo the Magnificent to all of Florence's humanism of this second half of the 15th century to finally be given to Botticelli, who thus scrupulously followed a text: the profane Birth of Venus and the coronation of the sacred Venus.
This would pursue him through life, as Sandro Botticelli's health was always very fragile, and the doctors would opine that he was born too late to parents who were too old.
And, approaching the earth on which she will assume her true role, her true power, she is suddenly modest, and we should note the stance, which Botticelli borrowed directly from the beautiful examples of the antique Venus Pudicae that were being discovered at that time.
www.bergerfoundation.ch /Home/high_botticelli.html   (1925 words)

  
 hhk.txt
Hong Kong University was founded in 1912 - there had been a faculty of medicine in operation for twenty-five years already - those Parsi businessmen gave a substantial contribution which was just one of the many instances of great philanthropy that has long been a custom in Hong Kong.
Embargoes on China, led by the United States because of China's stance in the Korean War, caused another drop in the Hong Kong economy.
Thus, to make special efforts at getting those discriminated against in close links with positive projects for an immediate and forceful response to such discrimination opens up new directions in life.
home.pacific.net.hk /~tonyhen/hhk.txt   (20927 words)

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