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44 Physicians, Trainees Honored for Humanism and Dedication - UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences News

44 Physicians, Trainees Honored for Humanism and Dedication
UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences News
Each inductee is eligible to receive a small grant for a creative project to infuse and support humanism in training programs and hospitals. GHHS members and Resident and Fellows Branch co-advisers Colleen A. Nugent, MD '09, clinical assistant ...

2 May 2016 | 1:47 pm

Louis Theroux has brought honest humanism to our screens - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

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Louis Theroux has brought honest humanism to our screens
Spectator.co.uk (blog)
Louis Theroux's latest documentary on alcoholism confirms the fact that he has become an interesting broadcaster. He has grown up. This was already clear from his last couple of films from America, on a secure mental hospital, and on transgender children.

30 April 2016 | 7:25 am

JOHN PEARRELL: Humanism moving further from Christian values - newtoncitizen

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JOHN PEARRELL: Humanism moving further from Christian values
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Dr. Erwin Lutzer of Moody Church in Chicago wrote, “The reason Christianity and humanism have been able to exist side by side in America is because this nation originally had what could be called a 'Christian consensus' with its belief in human freedom ...

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28 April 2016 | 3:20 pm

Center for Humanism opens in Farmington Hills - Farmington Voice

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Center for Humanism opens in Farmington Hills
Farmington Voice
The Center for Secular Humanism provides groups with their own space to plan and program, including a small conference room for meetings and access to larger areas for workshops, speakers, and social events. Paul explained that the CSH plans to make ...

23 April 2016 | 4:08 am

Yehudi Menuhin's Potent Blend Of Music, Humanism And Politics - NPR

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Yehudi Menuhin's Potent Blend Of Music, Humanism And Politics
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One hundred years ago, a musician was born who took the world by storm, both with his violin and with his warmhearted humanity. Yehudi Menuhin was born April 22, 1916, in the Bronx to Russian immigrants. He began his career as an astounding child ...

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22 April 2016 | 7:53 pm

Your letter lacks humanism when talking about Kashmiri youth: Barkha Dutt in open letter to Chetan Bhagat - Firstpost

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Your letter lacks humanism when talking about Kashmiri youth: Barkha Dutt in open letter to Chetan Bhagat
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Dutt's letter, a mildly-worded, yet sending a stern message, told Bhagat that his letter lacked the humanism it required "because when you play with fire, you sometimes end up burning down the whole house." Chetan Bhagat in his letter, which was ...
Chetan Bhagat v/s Barkha Dutt: A battle of two open letters on KashmirDaily News & Analysis
Chetan Bhagat vs Barkha Dutt: Read two open letters with extremly different perspectives on Kashmiri youthIndia.com

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19 April 2016 | 4:01 pm

Digital Humanism Takes On Its Most Exceptional Form In Referral Tracking Programs - Business 2 Community

Digital Humanism Takes On Its Most Exceptional Form In Referral Tracking Programs
Business 2 Community
Digital humanism is defined as technology that's main focus is on people. Digital humanism adds amazing power to technology by enabling people to play a greater role in the success of technology while consistently increasing the benefits technology can ...

18 April 2016 | 6:36 pm

GUEST APPEARANCE: Secular Humanism actually wishes to protect religious freedom - Finger Lakes Times

GUEST APPEARANCE: Secular Humanism actually wishes to protect religious freedom
Finger Lakes Times
Marc Thomas' column in the April 3 Finger Lakes Times titled “Religious Indoctrination?” makes the claim that America's public schools are “saturated with the doctrine of Secular Humanism” and that Secular Humanism is actually a religion. These are ...

18 April 2016 | 12:05 am

Humanism Week explores nonreligious belief - Yale Daily News (blog)

Humanism Week explores nonreligious belief
Yale Daily News (blog)
Though according to the Chaplain's Office only 0.24 percent of Yale undergraduates explicitly define themselves as Humanist, another 6.62 percent are either atheist or agnostic, and 4.52 percent are unaffiliated. The events of Humanism Week — which ...

12 April 2016 | 7:20 am

When "Humanist" is a Cop-out (and When It Isn't) - Huffington Post

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When "Humanist" is a Cop-out (and When It Isn't)
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Tina Fey was definitely on to something when she called BS on those who respond to the question about whether or not they are a feminist with “I am a humanist.” In an interview with Rachel Simon, Fey said, “It's not the question, hotshot, the question ...

6 April 2016 | 4:40 pm

Humanism

New humanist religion seeking like-minds.

The church of Inner Divine is the fruition of my life's work to better understand the human condition and implement the method for improving such condition for the broadest swathe of humanity within my ability. I offer an apology, if this is not the place for this post and appreciate any helpful remark such faux pas might generate. I am undertaking the daunting task of composing multiple volumes encompassing everything from church governance to acts and words of worship. As connecting with people is crucial to changing their hearts and minds, it seems a good idea to seek outside input during the drafting to ensure the highest possibility of success. So, the foundation of our faith is expressed in the following twelve tenets: I. Primary Imperative It is the primary imperative of each individual human being to contribute to the advancement of humankind as a whole. II. Equality All are equal. III. Empathy When interacting with others, you must seek to understand their personal motivations lest you wallow in the misery of unintended effects. IV. Service No act is greater than that which is done in service of your community. V. Perfection Perfection is not a static state of being, it is attainable and requires constant effort bearing continual progress. VI. Appreciation There is an appreciable aspect to any circumstance. VII. Awareness Critical reasoning results in poor decision making if you fail to consider factors beyond your personal interests. VIII. Perspective When interacting with others, you must seek to understand their personal motivations lest you wallow in the misery of unintended effects. IX. Personal Responsibility There is no higher power than free will, the exercise of which demands care and consideration. X. Love Thyself Love all that you are, dearly, lest you set a poor example for others to follow. XI. Place for Petty Pity the fool whose will is too weak to conquer the baser instincts of conscience. XII. Know Thy Place You are neither more important, nor less important than anyone else.

I-V are ideals you should strive to embody. VI-VII describe how your faith is to be applied to your reality. IX-XII outline the path for transformation of your Inner Divine.

If the church of Inner Divine is something you want to be a part of, or you would like to know more before deciding either way, please do not hesitate to comment or send a message. I will be uploading some of the completed portions this weekend (time permitting) and will post the link when I finalize the setup.
I suppose I should clarify that your Inner Divine is optimally your free will acting in concert with your core of conscience (aka soul), i.e. you are your own god with all the authority and responsibility such divinity entails.

Religious background: Raised Lutheran; B.A. in Philosophy concentrating on critical reasoning and religions, with a minor in history concentrating on early civilizations and religions; geographically extensive interaction with broad range of ideologies beyond and including the Judeo-Christian god concept, both interpersonally and through experience of sacred places and rites. And, if you've got a sense of humor, I'm a thirty-three year old carpenter.

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30 April 2016 | 8:13 pm

In the lion's den
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27 April 2016 | 1:17 am

Could Jesus have been a humanist?

You would probably emphatically reject this idea the moment you saw it, but I have a differing hypothesis.

First of all, of course Jesus was a theist. He was a Jewish rabbi with some pretty radical ideas (expanded upon below).

There was a group of Jewish Christians named the Ebionites who rejected his divinity while still accepting him as their Messiah. These were his earliest followers, and they were still observant Jews, keeping the Mosaic Law, and rejecting the Trinity!

Most of the supernatural aspects of Jesus came from Paul, who wrote about it extensively in his letters and it later trickled into the Gospels (the Ebionites used a very early version of Matthew).

Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, the greatest expression of his morality, promotes values that would be acceptible to all of us. Be meek, be merciful, help the poor in spirit, stand up for righteousness, purify your heart.

Let us also not forget the Parable of the Good Samaritan, where someone who doesn't even believe in him or Judaism is cast as the neighbour we are all commanded to love.

Doesn't this sound like humanism?

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26 April 2016 | 9:58 pm