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Posted: 10 March 2008 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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One of the differences is that the humanist philosophy is anti-proselytizing.  As such, we purposely don’t try for conversions.  However, when I was the advisor to a Unitarian group of young teens I did mention the ideas behind humanism.  From the responses I got, I’d say that quite a few of them were positive to the concepts. 

I think that rather than us trying to convert people, if we can just promote education and scientific awareness, religions will gradually become less and less important, and humans will develop more humane philosophies.

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Posted: 16 April 2008 09:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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Would a humanist nation work?

Surely a humanist nation would be quickly subverted by large scale foreign economic interests.  We’d have a continuous string of dictators put in place and removed based on our usefulness to the interests of global economics.  If we’re lucky, we might even have a few leaders assassinated by the CIA or the KGB.  Our nation’s media would then be flooded with information from abroad and, eventually, some sort of revolutionary uprising would occur.  We would then be labeled as religious “oppressors” by the rest of the world and the globe would rally behind the revolutionaries within our country and support them with vast sums of money and militarily assistance.  Our humanist utopia would be overturned without haste.

Maybe it’s better to focus on improving things at home… in this nuclear nation.

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Posted: 19 April 2008 12:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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Posted: 19 April 2008 06:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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If you’ll pardon the facetiousness of my last post, my point is in agreement with reaichangeolympia.  We have no choice but to co-exist.  The world is already one.

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Posted: 19 April 2008 06:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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I like that sign, realchange.

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Posted: 19 April 2008 07:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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Nice sign.  smile

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Posted: 21 April 2008 06:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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Mriana - 19 April 2008 07:36 AM

Nice sign.  smile

Yes, nice sign, but all the same, I’d rather be in Hawai’i!! (yea yea, I’ll work on the coexist stuff too)
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Posted: 05 May 2008 04:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 53 ]
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Firstly, i would appreciate it if we could find somewhere with good skiing facilities. We could make skiing a form of humanist worship, and get religious holidays on the slopes.

national meal. - pasta with meatballs.
National drink - beer.
National anthem?
National past-time - endless discussions about the same thing which go round and round and round and round and round and round…

I would appreciate it if we could find some ‘cause’ which would justify a ‘crusade’. One of the problems with being a humanist, is theres no excuse for mass murder. I find this very frustrating. OH to live in the dark ages, where one could run around, burning witches and heretics, liberating holy lands and getting paid for it. Magic!  I have toyed with some of the contemporary religions, but blowing yourself up in the process, seems to me to take the fun out of it!

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Posted: 05 May 2008 06:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 54 ]
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Pasta with beer? I’ve never tried that combination… confused

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Posted: 05 May 2008 08:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 55 ]
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Ah, George, such a genteel European aristocrat!  wink

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Posted: 05 May 2008 02:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 56 ]
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I think a fine wine needs to go with pasta, not beer.  :(

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Posted: 05 May 2008 02:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 57 ]
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Beer and pizza ... if no good Chianti ...

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Posted: 05 May 2008 03:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 58 ]
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Chianti, eh? My favourite red wine, Trius Grand Red, comes from a local winery at Niagara.

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Posted: 05 May 2008 03:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 59 ]
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SkiCarver - 05 May 2008 04:58 AM

I would appreciate it if we could find some ‘cause’ which would justify a ‘crusade’. One of the problems with being a humanist, is theres no excuse for mass murder. I find this very frustrating. OH to live in the dark ages, where one could run around, burning witches and heretics, liberating holy lands and getting paid for it. Magic!  I have toyed with some of the contemporary religions, but blowing yourself up in the process, seems to me to take the fun out of it!
Ski.

grin  LOL  LOL  LOL  LOL  tongue laugh That is a great observation!  smile

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Posted: 07 May 2008 09:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 60 ]
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asanta - 05 May 2008 03:35 PM
SkiCarver - 05 May 2008 04:58 AM

I would appreciate it if we could find some ‘cause’ which would justify a ‘crusade’. One of the problems with being a humanist, is theres no excuse for mass murder. I find this very frustrating. OH to live in the dark ages, where one could run around, burning witches and heretics, liberating holy lands and getting paid for it. Magic!  I have toyed with some of the contemporary religions, but blowing yourself up in the process, seems to me to take the fun out of it!
Ski.

grin  LOL  LOL  LOL  LOL  tongue laugh That is a great observation!  smile

thankyou thankyou .... I’m here till friday - and try the pasta and beer - the chefs speciality.

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