Category Archive: Humanism

Oct 18

The Colloquies (Complete) (With Active Table of Contents)

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It was the only such organization to survive into the 21st century and is the first and oldest affiliate of the American Humanist Association. [3] American Religious Humanist organizations that have survived into the 21st century include the HUUmanists, formerly the Friends of Religious Humanism, and the Humanist Society, formerly the Humanist Society of Friends. Learning the lingua franca (lingo) of type will make typography that much more accessible; and that will, in turn, lead to greater understanding, and hopefully a greater appreciation for all things “type”.

Oct 17

The Letters of Marsilio Ficino: Volume 8

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I found myself thinking about this today as we drove home from her school, and she noticed the field of t-shirts on crosses at the Lutheran Seminary, each individual shirt in memorial to a specific victim of illegal gun violence in Philadelphia. The king was aware of the crises brewing in his nation and the growing anti-monarchy sentiment and his terrible reputation hastened the decline of the prestige of the monarchy and inflamed the opposition. Women would happily dedicate many hours every day to their appearance, some went as far as changing their dresses four or five times a day.

Oct 17

An Intimate History of Humanity

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In order to put this agenda into effect, the Humanist Manifesto 2000 advocated: � an effective global governance based on popular elections; � a workable international security system and greater powers for the World Court; � the creation of an effective planetary environmental monitoring body; � planning an international system of taxation for the sole purpose of assisting the underdeveloped nations; � development of global institutions to monitor and regulate the behavior of multinational corporations; and � keep alive the free market of ideas.

Oct 17

The Art of Being

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But even if the shot works, such a man has no sprezzatura. Read the rest of this entry » The Malta Humanist Association would like to declare its support to the Women's Rights Foundation on their initiative to request the availability of the emergency contraceptive pill in Malta. Indeed they are, but like all predatory animals, hawks only kill because they need to in order to survive, they only kill as much as they need, and they only go after the easiest targets in order to minimize risk to their own health and safety.

Oct 17

The City of Man

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The Romans quickly repopulated Judea with non-Jews, and the Land of Israel, aside from Galilee, ceased to be Jewish. Erasmar (1466-1536) and Petarch (1304-1374) of Italy were great humanism of this period. What unites all of creation is this symbolic relation to God. To establish such a religion is a major necessity of the present." But it goes even further than merely doing things. In 1341 he gained at Rome the much coveted crown of the poet laureate. On his journey, Dave meets an array of famous skeptics, atheists, writers and thinkers who have all influenced humanist philosophy.

Oct 17

A treatise of human nature

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Charles Francis Potter, who, for a number of years, financed his venture through his writing and lecturing, as well as from collections and contributions from a group of sponsors he developed-a group which included such distinguished people as Albert Einstein. The failure of Greece, on the other hand, to attain to this restraining sense of unity led at last to the pernicious pliancy of the "hungry Greekling," whose picture Juvenal has drawn.

Oct 17

Collected Works of George Grant: 1970 - 1988

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They introduced the idea of a Bat Mitzvah for girls, the idea of Jewish community centers, and the idea of Havurot, which are small Jewish fellowships. This is the root of the Humanist challenge to authority. Most people also need positive beliefs and feelings about their place in Nature and the wider Universe. The individual articles presented here were generally first published in the early 1980s. On similar assumptions, Congress required that sentencing guidelines and policy reject as “inappropriate” any consideration of such factors as poverty and deprivation, social ties, etc.

Oct 16

Return to Meaningfulness (Awareness in Action Series)

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To be fair, Butler is aware of these problems, although she has never satisfactorily resolved them. However, they caution that these other forms can degenerate into excessive individualism or savage collectivism because they operate without God. Morality is not a matter of outward conformity, but of inward fulfillment. Spanning the 1920s to the mid-1930s, the Harlem Renaissance was a literary, artistic, and intellectual movement that kindled a new black cultural identity.

Oct 16

On Aristotle's "On the Soul 1.3-5" (Ancient Commentators on

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The men of that time had what Emerson calls a canine appetite for knowledge. Hundreds of writers have imitated or parodied it, and it has given us a useful adjective for describing impractical social schemes: utopian. All have sinned, and all must be saved. As elaborated by his and Abraham ben David’s disciples, Kabbalah spread throughout the Jewish world. That is, feminism is an application of the precepts of humanism specifically to women as a class of people.

Oct 16

The Point Is: Making Sense of Birth, Death, and Everything

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For 30 years I heard others tell me to investigate, that I would find the truth. Philip Spratt opposed the disbanding of Radical Democratic Party. They managed to convince themselves that religion is basically bad, and that the brave intellectual should talk against it. (This preference for seeming tough and clear over admitting difficult complexity is really cowardice, and believers are prone to it too.) The success of five or six atheist authors, on both sides of the Atlantic, seemed to herald a strong new movement.

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