Humanist Thought of the Week: 9 14 2010
Skepticism and Optimism
Humanists are both skeptical and optimistic.
You could say we are optimistically skeptical.
And no, that isn’t an oxymoron.
So, yesterday, I got an email from a youtuber asking me to friend him. He is known as TheHonestTheist. I didn’t. But I did look at his video. It was nice, a proselytizing piece about his revelations about faith. And aside from the fact he isn’t very honest because he got me to watch his video not by asking me for my opinion, but by pretending to want to be my friend, I thought he asked a really good question, which deserves a response.