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Humanism

The Happy Human for HumanismHumanism

Jennifer Hancock is a Humanist activist. In fact, she worked professionally for a Humanist organization from 2001 until 2007. She joined the Humanist movement back in 1994. So, she has a lot to say on the subject.

Collected here are her writings on the subject of Humanism, religion and morality.




Freethought Day PDF Print E-mail

Freethought and the practice of Humanism

Why Humanists celebrate Freethought Day

Freethought is Fun

Humanists have our own holiday calendar. One of the holidays unique to Humanists is Freethought Day, which is the day we celebrate the end of the Salem Witch Trials, which is Oct 12th, in case you were wondering.

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Humanism vs. Supernaturalism PDF Print E-mail

Humanism vs. Supernaturalism

Humanism is not a theological rejection of religion.  It’s a pragmatic rejection of all supernaturalism The difference matters – here’s why

Critical Thinking - it's not just for debunking religion

First, Humanism is a philosophy. What is a philosophy? According to the Atlas Society – which is an objectivist group but whose definition of philosophy I totally agree with, Philosophy is: “a comprehensive system of ideas about human nature and the nature of the reality we live in. It is a guide for living, because the issues it addresses are basic and pervasive, determining the course we take in life and how we treat other people.”
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The Need for Philosophic Counseling PDF Print E-mail

The Need for Philosophic Counseling

Not every problem is psychological. Some are philosophic and moral and can benefit from philosophic counseling.

Life Isn't Easy

The military rejected the first application for a Humanist chaplain.  Why does this matter? (See: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/05/humanists-in-the-military/371874/)

It matters because different people need different help. Sometimes they need professional psychological help. Sometimes their problem is actually medical. And sometimes it’s philosophic. Some people can read a book and improve their lives through self help.  The point is that there is no one size fits all solution.
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Why Humanists Needs Community PDF Print E-mail

Why Humanists Needs Community

The healthy and psychological benefits of community are real. Why would Humanists deny themselves those benefits?

Why HUmanists Need Community

There is a really cool article in The Telegraph (See: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10914137/What-God-does-to-your-brain.html) The first half of the article is a review of neurotheology, the study of how brains create or experience religious experience. But it’s the 2nd half of the article that interests me most. That is where the author, Julia Smith – an atheist, discusses the medical and psychological benefits of community.

“Spirituality, after all, serves a vital human purpose. Numerous studies show that religious belief is medically and psychologically (not to mention socially) beneficial. Reports have shown that churchgoers live an average seven years longer than heathens. They report lower blood pressure, recover quicker from breast cancer, have better outcomes from coronary disease and rheumatoid arthritis, have greater success with IVF and are less likely to have children with meningitis.”
Her conclusion? “if I want to be psychologically healthy, I need to ape the faithful.”  And I think we should.

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Are you a lifelong learner? PDF Print E-mail

Lifelong education and the library at Alexandria

Learning never ends and my son is just figuring it out.

Lego concept model - center for Humanist Learning

My son is 8 going on 9.  He’s an avid reader. He loves the library and he loves to build buildings and he’s also into ancient history. So, it was natural that he would learn about the library at Alexandria and become a bit upset that someone burned it down a long long time ago!

And yes, I do think it is a sign of geekdom to still be upset about that.  The burning of the library at Alexandria represented a loss of knowledge on a massive scale. And to those of us who love to learn, that’s tragic.  Everything that was lost is something we no longer have the ability to learn.

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What Humanists should be talking about PDF Print E-mail

The Conversation We Should Be Having

Why I think Humanists need to stop obsessing about Atheism.

Humanism is about caring for other humans and the communities in which we live

The Humanist magazine had a great article in it recently from Sikivu Hutchinson. (See: http://thehumanist.com/magazine/may-june-2014/up-front/who-wants-to-be-a-rocket-scientist-race-gender-and-the-stem-divide ) I think it is right on and it’s the sort of conversation we need to be having as Humanists.

Simply put – people believing in religion is not our biggest most pressing problem!  Discrimination against atheists happens, and we need to come out and deal with it. But is that a Humanist problem? Yes – but only because it’s a human rights issue.
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What is the difference? PDF Print E-mail

How is Humanism Different?

What exactly is the difference between a Humanist, an atheist or another non-religious person?

What is Humanism?

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Humanizing Business PDF Print E-mail

Humanize Your Business

How to humanize your business, be more successful at the same time.

That's Humanism  - Madam Curie - British Humanist Association

Many of America’s top business schools are focusing on Humanistic Business Management. (Harvard, Yale, etc). They are doing this for good reason. Humanism works!  It works really well.

The combination of reality based problem solving, compassionate ethics and personal responsibility which are the core principles of the philosophy really do help people not only be better people, but be more effective and constructive in all that they do.

And this is really important in business. Because the possibility for things to not only go wrong, but drastically so increases when instead of an individual acting, you have a corporation or business acting. One person might not be able to destroy a waterway that people rely on for food, water and sustenance, but a large group of people working together for some business cause sure can.

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