Ethical Humanist Core Values
Ethics is my religion, Every person is important and unique, Every person deserves to be treated fairly and kindly, I can learn from everyone, I am part of this earth; I cherish it and all the life upon it, I learn from the world around me by using senses, mind, and feelings, I am a member of the world community, which depends on the cooperation of all people for peace and justice, I can learn from the past to build for the future, I am free to question, I am free to choose what I believe, I accept responsibility for my choices and actions, I strive to live my core values.
I like it, I’ll sign on the dotted line.
Other than “Ethics is my religion.” I like it.
(Lois) Technically, religion does not have to be based on a belief in god or the supernatural. It can be an agreement to follow certain ethical principles, without theism. Therefore, humanism can be called a religion, but atheism cannot. Atheism has no set of standards. It is a statement regarding non-belief in god(s), nothing else. By the same token theism is not a religion—it is only a statement on belief in god(s).
My preference is to not use the word “religion” when it comes to humanism or any secular stance because most people will misdefine it as based on belief in God or the supernatural. But as the statement uses the word, it does not require those beliefs.
Cool, I like how you frame that.
I prefer to not be religious. I think that it is important to follow certain ethical principals, but am wary of anything that smacks of dogmatism. And religion is too associated with dogma for my tastes.
TimB exactly. I don’t regret joining a Humanist group. They are all great people. I rarely go to their Sunday meetings anymore:too much like church for me.
Sunday meetings !? What are those like.
I consider myself a Humanist, it came from inside out, its what helps me make sense of my place in the world, it the descriptive that best applies.
I know next to nothing about the organization(s).
Regarding religion, an aside.
Music at its best when it moves the soul to cosmic realm, and in dance when it moves the backbone and creates all that energy between people and the moment.
Now that, to me, is true fundamental Religion at its purest. just say’n