We Used to Value Elders & Experience

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Somewhere along the way we started valuing youth While this might start off as a general and abmiguous complaint about “people not respecting their elders” I promise I won’t stay here too long. I guess I am old now, but when I was young, you didn’t mess with teachers or adults or you’d find out […]

Why Must Humanism Remain Secular?

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There are many areas in which secularist ideas are well developed, but the challenging of a public view of religion in general and Christianity as a benign force is not. Unless we explain why we oppose religion, the general public, writers and broadcasters will remain apathetic to, confused, and unconvinced by secularism and humanism. Atheists and agnostics spend […]

The Human Cost of Religion: Buildings

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During the reporting of earthquakes in Turkey and Iran, mosques, with their delicate decoration withstood the earthquake, modern buildings around them crumbled. At about the same time it was reported that in Italy buildings including blocks of flats, put up in the last thirty years were found to be in imminent danger of collapse, as […]

Humanism and Cannabis Legalization

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The current emergence of a rational appraisal of Cannabis is long overdue. Several aspects of the relationship between physical and mental health and religion, have been raised recently; the relative merits of conventional psychiatric treatment, versus counselling, ‘alternative therapies’, ‘spiritual’ healing and prayer; and whether the well are well, because of, or despite religious belief […]

Information Tech and the Humanist Movement

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Many older people seem suspicious of computers and the Internet, considering it only relevant to the young and economically active, games, travel information, buying tickets & trading on-line, not to mention pornography. It is as though the invention of the printing press had been dismissed as only useful to produce comics, tabloid papers, junk mail […]

The Gender Intersectionality of Nagging Wife Syndrome

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We wanted to add a new element to this site in the form of more editorialized musings on social roles today in light of our ongoing mission to explore how the tenets of New Humanism manifest themselves today. Specifically, I wanted to talk about something I refer to as “nagging wife syndrome” and why I […]

The World Through a Humanist’s Eyes

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Because Humanism emphasizes the importance of human agency and critical thought, proponents of the outlook believe that humans must claim responsibility for ongoing global conflict, be it physical or political. Nothing is left to chance; everything that has happened—from political election results to the outcome of wars and battles—is the result of human action, not […]

What Do Humanists Believe In?

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Still not totally sure what it means to be a Humanist? Here is a quick list of things we believe in:   Civil liberties Human rights Church-state separation (secularism) Participatory democracy in government, the workplace, and education Global consciousness International exchange of thoughts and products Open discussion of social problems   The International Humanist and […]

What’s the Deal with New Humanism?

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If you’re visiting this blog, you probably have some interest in Humanism in one of its forms. Therefore, I should first delineate how New Humanism is different from your standard, run-of-the-mill Humanism. The latter is simple; it is the outlook or thought that importance should be placed on physical, tangible human existence rather than the […]

The New Humanist Logo and Vision

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 We designed the old logo for the New Humanist, in part, as an homage to William Carlos Williams’ poem, “The Red Wheelbarrow.”   so much depends upon   a red wheel barrow   glazed with rain water   beside the white chickens.     To me, this short poem captures what’s best about New Humanism. […]

Welcome to the Blog!

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Hi there! My name is Alice, and I’m a (New) Humanist. If you’ve landed on my blog, I can only assume that you are interested in Humanism for personal, academic, or conversational reasons. This blog is devoted to helping others understand Humanism and its various forms and applications. I discovered Humanism and New Humanism as […]