Category Archive: Humanism

Oct 23

Interpreting the Personal: Expression and the Formation of

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Korihor was called out because he was “working devices that. .. destroy[ed] the children of God,” and his spreading of false doctrines was “bringing many souls down to destruction.” Alma warned Korihor that if he persisted, God would smite him so that he would “not deceive this people any more.” “Why was Korihor called out and struck dumb?” Answer: He became an unrepentant anti-Christ social activist. Inspired by Petrarch, the intellectuals of Florence carried on his work and expanded it.

Oct 22

The Human Being in Contemporary Philosophical Conceptions

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It is therefore no accident that this great Orientalist reaction against Hellenic culture should have found its theological justification in a doctrine which denied the full humanity of Christ. Or to use the words that Sir Henry Wotton (1568–1639), the English ambassador to Venice, supposedly wrote in 1604, "a resident ambassador is a good man sent to tell lies abroad for his country's good." Because humans are the focus of humanism, a humanist will strive to determine right and wrong for himself.

Oct 22

Ten Theories of Human Nature

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He interpreted in a unique pictorial fashion the neo-Platonism of Lorenzo de Medici's humanist philosophers. Many intellectuals, including the Fou…nding Fathers of the  United States were greatly inspired by the Enlightenment  philosopher's who had written about the rights of man and the need  for reform governments so they would reflect the views and be run  for the benefit of the people. It is not known wether More (the character) was supposed to represent More, himself, or if More’s opinions were more along the lines of Hythloday’s.

Oct 22

Writing Posthumanism, Posthuman Writing (New Media Theory)

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She looks just like the typical housewife; cool, comfortable, harmless. The English humanist is not entirely untrue to his ancient prototype even in the faults of which Amiel complains. The preeminent symbol of Judaism is Brit Milah, the covenant of circumcision performed on a male child when he is eight days old or on an adult male convert as a sign of his acceptance of the covenant. Classical learning was naturalized in Spain through Queen Isabella (1474-1504). Some added to their elaborate hairstyles pearls, feathers and even tiny model ships and some wore horse-hair wigs.

Oct 22

On Ambivalence: The Problems and Pleasures of Having it Both

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The violence, destruction, upheaval, and grief is happening so far away. So you want to “prove” your movement really is about equality and not female supremacy and special gender-specific privileges? Dogmas or creeds that in any way impede these foci are disregarded and humanity is thought to be... is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.” – Humanist Manifesto The Humanist Manifestos are a series of statements which outline the core beliefs of the Humanist movement.

Oct 22

Up from Eden: A Transpersonal View of Human Evolution

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We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who, in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention, disregarded also the humane aspiration. In 1940, Gora established an atheist center in Vijayawada, a coastal town in Andhra Pradesh and spread the ideas through magazines, literature and meetings. The fundamental Marxian principle that “Religion is opium to the people” was not implemented during communist rule in India. Just like radical feminist in feminist there are male supremacist in mras.

Oct 22

Being Human: The Problem of Agency

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See my “How Small Our Wants,” Free Inquiry February/March 2014. Laval is known even to French-speaking Canadians as the source of much foolishness and frivolous pursuits and the hometown of several Siloists in the Canadian structure. But their positions were not so far apart; both were needed. The aesthetic, in this new elevation, is distinguished by an overarching self-consciousness whose irreducible medium is language. Yet, since the time of the ancient Greeks, no mainstream religion has permitted such questioning of God's will or made a hero out of a disobedient character.

Oct 21

The Importance of Living

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Early in December, eight SNCC Freedom Riders (4 Black, 4 white) led by SNCC's new Executive Director James Forman are arrested after integrating the Albany train station, along with 3 Albany Movement activists who are there to greet them. The relevant passage is in a footnote to Torcaso v. His adoption as the model tied in with a turn back to the secular. Reason and intelligence are the most effective instruments that humankind possesses.

Oct 21

The theory of reasoning

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When it starts recognizing that there are things in life called “responsibilities” rather than everything being a right or a privilege for women then more people might start taking it seriously. Prof Jayanti Patel toured the state when he was president of Indian Radical Humanist association. Among them Duke of Zhou, respected as a founder of Rujia (Confucianism), is especially prominent and pioneering in humanistic thought. I would have done just as he did, ignore the insane and incomprehensible deaths of teachers and students and focused on trying to use the incident as a way to evangelize for my version of truth.

Oct 21

The Spiritual Universe: One Physicist's Vision of Spirit,

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Similar in purpose to these shorter works are the three manifestoes Kurtz has written and guided to publication: The Humanist Manifesto II (1973); The Secular Humanist Declaration (1980); and Humanist Manifesto 2000: A Call for a New Planetary Humanism (2000). The most notable early Unitarian was Michael Servetus (1511-1553). Woolfson has founded, co-initiated and played a major role in numerous global/local initiatives whose core mission is to work collaboratively with like-minded individuals, groups, organizations, and networks worldwide toward the co-creation of a peaceful, sustainable world and future for all.

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