Humanist Thought of the Week: 8 31 2010
The balancing act
It may seem contradictory that while we Humanists support religious freedom we are also openly critical of religion.
Humanism is an individualist philosophy. It isn’t that we are anti-authority; it is just that we are anti-arbitrary authority. Especially arbitrary authorities that try to restrict individual freedom without good reason. We view individual liberty and freedom as a key to personal happiness. For a Humanist, Happiness is the ultimate goal of life.
My podcast a couple of weeks ago was about how happiness is a clean floor.
As I just shampooed my carpets, I thought I would expand on these thoughts
If Happiness is a clean floor,
and God abhors a clean floor.
Then God must not want us to be happy.
On Saturday August 7th, the Billy Graham column ran a question about Atheists. Graham revealed himself to be an ignorant bigot.
The kindest, most thoughtful person I know says she’s an atheist and doesn’t even believe in God. I always thought we needed to believe in God before we’d behave like she does, but I guess this isn’t necessarily true, is it?