Putting the Man in Humanist

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Putting the Man in Humanist

Atheist, Agnostic, Bright and Humanist men who don't rely on the supernatural to guide them but their own sense of morality, duty and fair play.

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Is religion manly?

Started by Mark Edward Wilson. Last reply by Allen Thomas Sep 21, 2012. 43 Replies

Science and Morality

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Leaving the Church

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Comment by Liam Strain on April 11, 2011 at 11:45am

AC Grayling creates a secular bible:

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/11/leading-atheist-publishes-...

 

What if the book that billions have turned to for ethical guidance wasn’t tied to commandments from God or any one particular tradition but instead included the writings of Aristotle, the reflections of Confucius, the poetry of Baudelaire? What would that book look like, and what would it mean?

 

Interesting

Comment by Jens Rasmussen on January 26, 2011 at 12:11pm

Bryan and Clint - I don't think you need to worry about offending folks here - simply by your presence and making yourselves known...  Us non-believers certainly know what that feels like and I hope are loath to return that type of treatment.

Almost all of Christ's teachings are very in line with Humanist values - so we can work together to bring about that kind of world (whether we believe he was the son of a triune god or not).

Wish there were more like you guys.

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”Mahatma Gandhi

Comment by Bryan Lee Sammis on January 26, 2011 at 11:30am

Here's the IMDB link for Jason and the Argonauts

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057197/

Comment by Clint Connolly on January 26, 2011 at 11:19am
No I've not see any Jason and the Argonouts - other than what I now forget from college.
Comment by Clint Connolly on January 26, 2011 at 11:14am

Well, it's funny, I first discovered the seeming oxymoronic term "Christian Humanist" when I heard it applied to Thomas More who I liked.  I looked it up AND FOUND THAT ALL OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS ARE CONSIDERED CHRISTIAN HUMANISTS

 

Even GK Chesterton!  So I guess I have no doubt, I am a Christian Humanist.  But it is not a popular term with conservative Christians.  I'm sick of what is and isn't popular - I have never fit cleanly into one group, so I've sort of embraced sticking out like a sore thumb. 

 

At one point I said on AoM "For those of you who haven't  yet had the privilege of being offended by me yet..." 

 

I'm not trying to be in your face exactly, but if offending everyone is inevitable, hey I may as well learn to love it.

Comment by Bryan Lee Sammis on January 26, 2011 at 11:08am

I agree.  I'm tired of the"you must either be a christian or a humanist-You cannot be both'' attitude that organized religon has been pushing down people's throats!

 

Have you ever seen the original "Jason and the Argonouts"?

I have Jason's view about god(s)

Comment by Clint Connolly on January 26, 2011 at 10:24am

Hey, I hope I'm not unwelcome here.  I am a conservative Christian, but I've been noticing lately how conservative Christianity seems to be the antithesis of humanism - however, like all extremes, they meet at the other end of the circle.

 

I find that there is a ton of humanist ideas in Christianity.  And I see the strength of humanism - it is often destroyed in the Church and in the Secular world - much to man's detriment.  

 

My exemplar of the meeting of secular humanism and conservative Christianity - STEINBECK.

Comment by Bryan Lee Sammis on January 26, 2011 at 9:56am
I hope you don't mind my being here. But alas, My motivation for being a part of this group is all those "religious zealots", IN PUBLIC, that are so hell bent on saving souls that do not wish to be saved.  Ever ecounter these people?  They drive me mad
Comment by Kasper on January 12, 2010 at 5:54pm
Howdy'... Glad to join you fellas. I think I'd call myself healthily agnostic. It's tough to be a humanist when there are so many stupid people in the world, but we can change that, right? One step at a time...
Comment by John M. Dolph on December 20, 2009 at 7:20pm
Hi Alexander,

Nice to see someone else at this group. Gentlemen Atheists seems to get a bit more traffic though.
 

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