Secular Humanist

Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics and justice, and specifically rejects the supernatural and the spiritual as the basis of moral reflection and decision-making.

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Definition of secularism

Started by Adrian. Last reply by Norton Rosco Lucas Jul 16, 2010. 10 Replies

Apathy And Sincerity

Started by Norton Rosco Lucas May 23, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by D R Hosie on December 15, 2013 at 2:24am

A certain conundrum arises, between religion and evolution.

Comment by David Smith on December 11, 2013 at 9:50am

Nice group, I hate the view that you need to believe in the supernatural to be a good person

Comment by Gregor Basić on February 13, 2011 at 4:10pm
I still can't believe that there is no Secular Humanist organisations in Croatia... every one else has it!
Comment by lorca on October 29, 2010 at 8:17pm
I think secularity is more than the seperation between the religious establishment and the state, it is a philosophical position regarding the relationship between religion and reason. As a secularist I believe reason must come first.
Comment by Norton Rosco Lucas on May 7, 2010 at 7:27pm
On the subject as doing your job as you, I've been thinking of starting a Body Mod Rights group here in Savannah GA. I've found that it can be hard to have a job with things like piercings and tattoos, or any noticable change to the human body. I'm not sure this is the place for such a comment, but I don't believe that the workplace is the setting for an oppinion on a subject, such as religion, way of life, or polotics, therefore I do not believe that someone should be fired for being a certain race or having a certain sexual preferance, or religous preferance, and the preferance of how you lead your life-style, in this respect should be the same. Would you fire a hinu bride for wearing the mark of marriage on her forehead? The rings in my lip are no less important to me. I am not a polotician... help me out... how would I even start something like this?
Comment by Bruce Williams on April 4, 2010 at 9:02pm
Well, that last paragraph was a conglomeration of convoluted words. It should read -
The people who know me respect me because I respect their views and demand the same from them.
Comment by Bruce Williams on April 4, 2010 at 9:00pm
As a matter of fact, my income is in the 150K/yr range, and yes, my opinion does mean more than my job. I don't push it on anybody, but I sure don't hide it either when others bring up subjects. If I can't get my job done as me, I sure as all hell am not going to be a phony to keep my job, unless I'm actually a phony.
I guess that's why I continue to make good money. The people know me and respect me not because I respect their views and demand the same from them.
Comment by Reggie on March 28, 2010 at 1:26am
No, you are misreading. If you actually thought your opinions were more important than your job, you are either habitually unemployed, a terrible provider for your family, or a terrible employee. Do you really think that when you are paid to do a job, that your personal feelings are paramount? Or did I misread?

In my job, no one gets hurt and I am quite okay with it on an ethical and moral standpoint.
Comment by Bruce Williams on March 28, 2010 at 1:16am
Did I just see you write that you're job is more important than your you? Or am I misreading what you said?
Comment by Reggie on March 28, 2010 at 12:46am
I disagree. My job is not to debate religion with my co-workers, customers, suppliers, etc.. If my job is to sell so many widgets a year to conservative Christians, me being a liberal atheist challenging every mention of God will not help me achieve that goal.

As I have said before, all situations are different and there is no one size fits all position.

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