Humanist Thought of the Week: 3 2 2010
Today’s lesson is that you don’t need spirituality to feel connected to the universe.
An honest assessment of reality is enough to do the trick.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE
YOUR RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY? I am an atheist and an agnostic. I don't know if there is a god or gods, but I don't believe that there are. That
being said, I don't think the question of is there or isn't there is a very interesting question to discuss. It is a personal matter of opinion,
nothing more. I agree with the Universal Church Triumphant of the Apathetic Agnostic. I don't know and I don't care. To me it is more important
to know if a person is a good person and it is perfectly clear to me that belief or non-belief is not an accurate predictor of goodness. As I said, no
group corners the market on stupidity. What I care about, and is a requirement for friendship with me is 3 basic qualities, that are independent of any
religion or creed. If a person is ethical, responsible and compassionate, they are a good person. If they are lacking even one of these qualities, they
are not someone I will trust or be friends with. Religious beliefs are irrelevant. I don't care how someone gets to the point that they have these
qualities, just that they have them.
Philosophically – I am a Humanist!