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Recalling St. John Paul II's Dream of European Humanism - Catholic Culture

Recalling St. John Paul II's Dream of European Humanism
Catholic Culture
On July 28, 2016, during his first official event of his five day visit to Poland, Pope Francis urged the country's political leaders to welcome migrants fleeing from wars and hunger, while at the same time protecting human life from conception until ...

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30 July 2016 | 4:12 am

Healthcare Foundation honors humanists - New Jersey Jewish News

New Jersey Jewish News

Healthcare Foundation honors humanists
New Jersey Jewish News
Less than a week after announcing the funding of The Memory Center (see separate story), the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey paid tribute to two men who — its leaders said — embodied the organization's ideals of caring and humanism in the ...

27 July 2016 | 5:05 pm

Here's Why We Need Humanism Now More Than Ever - iDiva.com

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Here's Why We Need Humanism Now More Than Ever
iDiva.com
According to Humanism, we don't need God in order to take ethical decisions. It emphasises on nourishing the inherent goodness we all have within us. It leaves no room for excuses, or shunning responsibility, by blaming systems or other people.

27 July 2016 | 7:00 am

The origin of humanism - Times of Malta

The origin of humanism
Times of Malta
Humanism is yet another word that was invented in the 19th century but it derives from a historical group of people in the Renaissance who studied the humanities. Modern historians have piled all sorts of concepts on top of humanism and almost ...

27 July 2016 | 5:28 am

Meitei religious evolution and secular humanism - The Sangai Express

Meitei religious evolution and secular humanism
The Sangai Express
Though scientific ideas cannot totally replace old religions, such as polytheistic Hinduism, non-theistic Buddhism and monotheistic Abrahmic religions, western rationalism ie Humanism is now on the ascendency. There is confusion between Judaism, ...

24 July 2016 | 2:55 am

Warren's Monica Lazo earns Humanism in Healthcare Award - New Jersey Hills

New Jersey Hills

Warren's Monica Lazo earns Humanism in Healthcare Award
New Jersey Hills
WARREN TWP. – One of the township's many dedicated and hard-working residents was recognized recently when Registered Nurse Monica Lazo was awarded the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey's 2016 Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare ...

18 July 2016 | 4:51 pm

Author Roy Speckhardt: “Can we create change through humanism?" - People's World

Author Roy Speckhardt: “Can we create change through humanism?"
People's World
For Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, this is not a question. He clearly affirms it in the title of his persuasive and accessible new book, Creating Change Through Humanism. "Traditional religions that hold to ...

12 July 2016 | 5:20 pm

Morocco Calls for Reviving Humanism, Mutual Respect, Tolerance in the Mediterranean - The North Africa Post

The North Africa Post

Morocco Calls for Reviving Humanism, Mutual Respect, Tolerance in the Mediterranean
The North Africa Post
For King Mohammed VI “holding this concert today in the tragic, deteriorating environment prevailing in the Mediterranean provides an opportunity to celebrate, if only momentarily, our most exhilarating values – those of humanism, tolerance, freedom ...

10 July 2016 | 7:00 pm

Youths and the Imperative of Humanism in Africa - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Youths and the Imperative of Humanism in Africa
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Humanism has become a necessity for Africa and for Africans particularly for young people across the region who are struggling to make sense of life and existence. Youths are critical to any human endeavor because they are the agents of hope ...

10 July 2016 | 9:11 am

Philosophy and Humanism in a Cynical Machiavellian Age of GeoPolitics - Modern Diplomacy

Modern Diplomacy

Philosophy and Humanism in a Cynical Machiavellian Age of GeoPolitics
Modern Diplomacy
The above quote on philosophy by the Neo-Platonic Italian Humanist Pico della Mirandola is perhaps more relevant today, the era of cynical Machiavellian geo-political realities, than it ever was, perhaps even more so than during the first century of ...

6 July 2016 | 2:34 pm

Humanism

It's just melanin and keratin

Why do we as human beings choose to define and differentiate each other by the amount of melanin in one of our organs and the types of bonding in the protein that make up our hair? Please help me understand, struggling here

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27 July 2016 | 7:55 pm

Help. Are there subreddits dedicated to ex cult members?

I thought about posting this in /r/atheism, but that place can be cancerous. I came here, not really knowing the Humanist Subreddit (although I'm looking into the stoicism without most of the metaphysical part kind of humanism), so if I'm in the wrong place, tell me, don't shoot me. I just wanted to avoid the cancerous and high and mighty /r/atheism.

I'm an atheist. Or at least trying very hard to be one. My father was a religious nut. He was into christian science, and being a good son, I followed him in everything. So I believed that my body didn't exist, that we were parts of a mortal dream, and that we would never really die, just discard our mortal bodies and live on. Also, he told me he teleported himself into someone else's bedroom. Typing this makes me want to go back to believing all that, and I know in a cognitive, rational sense that it isn't true and it isn't real, but being atheist with that background feels as much like living a lie as believing in that shit is. If that makes sense.

So is there a subreddit dedicated to this kind of stuff? I'm freaking out a bit and my head is seriously battling believing and not believing in a god and the whole christian science shabang. Goddamnit.

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27 July 2016 | 6:10 pm

New subreddit for Ottawa (Ontario) Humanists

If you're a humanist in the Ottawa-National Capital Region, please join us in r/OttawaHumanism. Participate in local events and make new friends!

Cheers

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26 July 2016 | 2:35 am

Seeking advice for countering a philosophical approach to "proving" God's existence

On my podcast we recently spoke with someone who works for the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC. They claim to "defend the faith" using rationality.

To me, their argument boils down to "using the language and tools of philosophy, we can sufficiently reason the existence of an immaterial God. Since we can reason that there must be an immaterial God, the tools of science cannot be used in an argument for or against the existence of such a God since they are only applicable to the material world."

The problem with talking with these people is that they are highly educated and trained in the tools of philosophical dialogue. They can counter almost any reasonable assertion against their argument and refuse to give any ground to science or evidence.

I am wondering if anyone here is familiar with their line of reasoning and knows how to counter it using their own tools? I know their argumentation is not new and there must be a counter out there somewhere - any links or resources would be appreciated.

For more familiarity with their argument: Dr. Richard Howe's debate against Micheal Shermer Interview with Adam Tucker on my podcast Citizen:Earth

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21 July 2016 | 3:49 pm

Just found humanism - how do you fit the humanist perspective into your daily live?

How do you use a humanistic view to improve yourself? Where have you found good reading on humanism?

I just want to know more!!!

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19 July 2016 | 3:24 pm