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I also voted three times just to speed up the process.
There's a secular humanist meeting across the street from me on Sundays. I'm intrigued, because most of them are atheist, but I believe I suffer from what others do on here: lack of a good definition.
I will say that I am not one to donate or volunteer just to say I donated or volunteered. I have certain causes that speak to me for a good reason. THOSE are the causes I help. If that makes me less of a person, sobeit.
I'm glad to see this being tackled, and no I did not vote, and will not vote. Discussion is more meaningful.
"I'm glad to see this being tackled, and no I did not vote, and will not vote. Discussion is more meaningful."
It's not that hard to do both. One does not limit the other. You may feel that discussion is more meaningful, but that doesn't mean that answering the poll is not meaningful, especially weighed against the time it takes to answer one question.
reality is still reality.. you can't pick and choose things because there's not a quantifying number. it's the same debate at the tree falling in the woods. displacement of fluid air cause vibration, which in turn causes audible sound.
i will contend that with out discussion, there can be little to no resolution. if the ideas are not exchanged, then how will the thoughts spread? through an excel chart or almanac? there is no statistic for the understanding of a philosophy or what that philosophy actually means. i'm willing to bet that after these exchanges, at least a few people will decide to research the idea of humanism.
Resolution.... spreading of thoughts..... great discussion topics
Go ahead and start them :)
Personally, any discussion on the topic of "percentage of humanists among atheists" has different implications whether the numbers lean on either side or 50:50. And until I get an idea of these numbers, I reserve my opinion.
But I am curious to get an estimate. ;)
I'm a humanist and I believe in tough love.
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