Doubt is a virtue

Doubts
about Militias

4/4/10

Religious militias are once again a problem. This time a small
tight knit group came up with the stupendously stupid idea to kill a police
officer as a way to get lots of other officers together at a funeral so they
could kill lots of police at one go. What is stunning isn’t that some insane
person came up with such a boneheaded idea. What is stunning is that none of
his friends said – hey – maybe that isn’t such a good idea. Doubt and skepticism
are Humanist virtues for a reason. They keep us out of trouble.

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Another Definition of Humanism

Humanism is about improving humanityAnother Definition of Humanism

1/31/09

Ok – I haven’t posted much recently, but January is a really busy time for our family and my husband is out of town for most of it so my free time to do any writing at all is limited. Regardless, we are now coming up on February and I have several things that I have been thinking about that I want to post. The first is another definition of Humanism that I found a while back and just haven’t had time to share. Which is silly since it is so short. Anyway, here it is. And I apologize since my notes don’t include where I found this from. Probably one of the Humanist promotion discussion boards I participate in. So, if this is yours, please let me know.

Humanists believe in humanity (among a great many other things) – the goodness of humanity, the overriding need to further human well-being and the need to examine issues affecting humanity from a logical and factual perspective.