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I Am a Secular Humanist

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    "Refined religion sees the fundamental

    religious attitude not as belief in a doctrine but as a commitment to promoting the most enduring values. That commitment is typically embedded in social movements — the faithful come together to engage in rites, to explore ideas and ideals with one another and to work...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 1 Response May 17, 2014

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    "The philosophy or life stance of secular

    humanism" ... "embraces human reason, ethics, social justice and philosophical naturalism, while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, pseudoscience or superstition as the basis of morality and decision making." "It posits that human beings are capable of...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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    posted a question and in it i kinda condemned

    creationism. it was received with all the ignorance I had hoped for.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    Perhaps. I try not to think about it however.

    I have had a long life. I was raised an American Baptist, I raised my children in the ECLA (Lutheran) and my wife and I are currently members of the Unitarian Universalist Church although we don't attend very often. My daughter just got married in the UU church and was happy...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    who's tired of radical Muslims AND the

    Christians who hate them for all the wrong reasons??
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 8

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    Yes I Am

    i learned this term last year and found myself immediately.  i had gone my whole life thinking i was just judgemental, cynical, self centered and just plain wrong (not sure else how to describe it) and alone in my thinking.  i get turned off by demeaning jokes about...
    aberrant77 aberrant77 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    Foxhole

    Because I'm not a theist, my wife's family loves to use the line about there being no atheists in foxholes. I argued the point halfheartedly, wondering if it were possible that I'd change my tune if I knew my doom was nigh (nothing good ever seems to be nigh). I had a 'fall...
    awar44 awar44 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 19, 2010

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    I just love this time of year.

    when all over the television you get fed garbage about how everything works out and miracles really do happen! (but only for American Christians)
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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    Personal Responsibility And Morality

    One of the chief complaints by Christians about non-believers is that we have no code of morality. There's nothing stopping us from going on a murder spree because we expect no eternal damnation from that act. So for anyone who is a little confused about the code of morality for...
    abm101709 abm101709 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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    Because my morals are ultimately founded on a

    basis of human experience and empathy, not fear of eternal punishment and desire for eternal reward.
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M May 9

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    I Am

    I didn't really know what one is, until I read Jerry Falwell's book on the subject. He was quite upset at us, we were ruining the country. By the time I finished his book, I was proudly proclaming myself a Secular Humanist.
    MarkFree MarkFree 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2010

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    I Guess I Am

    I'm pretty sure I am, but I felt leery about joining because that logo looks like a train of angry ben-wah balls.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Oct 22, 2009

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    Aren't We Supposed To ....

    In the place where I work , my work-mates know that I am into religion , and not following a religious system ,practices and so on , customers recognize me at first as a Christan (people which I am working with are), but I tell them immediately that I am not ,and they would...
    soul2soul87 soul2soul87 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2010

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    I Am a Secular Humansit

    well just wanted to say something. I am a secular humanist and I have raised my children this way as well with my lifelong partner. I am a non religious person and I just wish there was more tolerance of people who are different in the world. Less wars, less fighting, more...
    elemental elemental 31-35 4 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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    Me Too !!

    I just found out that this group existed. Neat! I have always been secular, and for many years have been a humanist, but I did not know that there was an actual term that generalizes my beliefs. Actually, the first time I heard the term was when I took this neat online religion...
    FallaciesAppease FallaciesAppease 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 31, 2010

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    here's my problem: as a secular humanist by

    definition I am both critical of religion and against bigotry. I'd like to live in a world where we all coexist but with Christianity and Islam, specifically, this seems impossible. they are both intolerant of other beliefs. since they both condemn each other it's impossible...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 21

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    Why do many Christians call the world secular like it's a bad thing but then use the things of the world and then excuse it by putting the stamp of God on it? If the world is...
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    People can believe what they want. However, if they choose to take their ideas beyond the confinement of their homes and arrogantly preach it as the "truth" to others, they should...
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