Humanism Beginning To Be Recognized As A Religion By Federal Government

  • metta

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    Aug 03, 2015 4:47 AM GMT
    Humanism Beginning To Be Recognized As A Religion By Federal Government


    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/rachelwitkin/humanism_now_recognized_as_a_religion_in_federal_prisions
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    Aug 03, 2015 8:31 AM GMT
    Humanism is not a religion.
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    Aug 03, 2015 2:52 PM GMT
    Meanwhile, in another part of Gotham City, the U.S. Navy has rejected a Humanist's application to become a Navy Chaplain:

    http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2015/06/18/navy-lawyers-defend-rejection-of-atheist-chaplain-jason-heap-humanist-humanism/28937925/
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    Aug 03, 2015 3:11 PM GMT
    metta8 saidHumanism Beginning To Be Recognized As A Religion By Federal Government


    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/rachelwitkin/humanism_now_recognized_as_a_religion_in_federal_prisions


    I think government itself is a religion to some people.

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    Aug 03, 2015 10:13 PM GMT
    donj499 saidHumanism is not a religion.


    yes, only narrowminded people would make that conclusion. It's the same people who think atheism is a religion, and the same people who think everybody needs to have a religion.

    I think in fact, that humanism is what liberates us from the shackles of religion and medieval mindset (that often goes with it).

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    Aug 04, 2015 1:14 AM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    metta8 saidHumanism Beginning To Be Recognized As A Religion By Federal Government


    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/rachelwitkin/humanism_now_recognized_as_a_religion_in_federal_prisions


    I think government itself is a religion to some people.



    yes humanism is taught at some universities against peoples will. I am against any type of religion being sponsored by the state.
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    Aug 04, 2015 1:38 AM GMT
    Stephenoabc (Sarcastically)

    Just what we need another non-holistic religion.

    hu·man·ism
    ˈ(h)yo͞oməˌnizəm/
    noun
    noun: humanism

    an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems.
    a Renaissance cultural movement that turned away from medieval scholasticism and revived interest in ancient Greek and Roman thought.
    noun: Humanism
    (among some contemporary writers) a system of thought criticized as being centered on the notion of the rational, autonomous self and ignoring the unintegrated and conditioned nature of the individual.

    Stephenoabc

    I love the part about revived interest in ancient Greek and Roman thought particularly after I just gave (last night) a 3 hour presentation which partly shows that Christianity is founded upon motifs of

    The Odyssey by Homer
    The Bacchae by Euripides, and
    The Aeneid by Virgil
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    Aug 04, 2015 1:41 AM GMT
    judoguy said
    donj499 saidHumanism is not a religion.


    yes, only narrowminded people would make that conclusion. It's the same people who think atheism is a religion, and the same people who think everybody needs to have a religion.

    I think in fact, that humanism is what liberates us from the shackles of religion and medieval mindset (that often goes with it).



    If your definition of religion calls for a supreme deity or deities and an after life then yes humanism and atheism are not religions. However if you define religion as a philosophy that someone zealously adheres to or promotes to others then both can be viewed as religion. I have met many atheist who seem to base there entire world around being atheist.
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    Aug 04, 2015 1:46 PM GMT
    judoguy said
    donj499 saidHumanism is not a religion.


    yes, only narrowminded people would make that conclusion. It's the same people who think atheism is a religion, and the same people who think everybody needs to have a religion.

    I think in fact, that humanism is what liberates us from the shackles of religion and medieval mindset (that often goes with it).

    +200,000
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    Aug 04, 2015 2:33 PM GMT
    judoguy said
    donj499 saidHumanism is not a religion.


    yes, only narrowminded people would make that conclusion. It's the same people who think atheism is a religion, and the same people who think everybody needs to have a religion.

    I think in fact, that humanism is what liberates us from the shackles of religion and medieval mindset (that often goes with it).



    Could not agree more !

    "Religion" is supposed to mean litteraly "linking people with each other", yet... it is the main reason people have fought big wars for centuries !!! How fucked up is that ?!! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 05, 2015 12:29 AM GMT
    I guess "freedom FROM religion" is a pipe dream in this religion-entrenched country. icon_sad.gif