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Is supernaturalism compatible with humanism?


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Is supernaturalism compatible with humanism?</b>While atheism is perceived as the absence of belief in gods, life after death, the rejection of metaphysics and abstract theories with no basis in reality, humanism is a positive attitude to the world, centred on human experience, thought, and hopes.
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Is supernaturalism, deism or theism compatible with humanism? While atheism is merely the absence of belief in gods, life after death, the rejection of metaphysics and abstract theories with no basis in reality, humanism is a positive attitude to the world, centred on human experience, thought, and hopes. "Humanism is an approach to life based on reason and our common humanity, recognising that moral values are properly founded on human nature and experience alone." - Robert Ashby Humanists believe that human experience and rational thinking provide the only source of both knowledge and a moral code to live by. They reject the idea of knowledge 'revealed' to human beings by gods, or in special books. Humanism is a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. It stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethic based on human and other natural values in the spirit of reason and free thinking, positive inquiry through human capabilities. It is not theistic, and it does not accept supernatural views of reality. Humanists and atheists agree with the ideas below: 1. There are no supernatural beings. 2. The material universe is the only thing that exists. 3. Science provides the only reliable source of knowledge about this universe. 4. We only live this life - there is no after-life, and no such thing as reincarnation. 5. Human beings can live ethical and fulfilling lives without religious beliefs. 6. Human beings derive their moral code from the lessons of history, personal experience, and thought. Supernaturalism is incompatible with humanism. Atheism is humanism.

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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-11-07 at 21:38

Atheism is humanism.

Humanist Common Ground: Atheism - American Humanist Association


An Atheist and Humanist Conversation A group of current and historical atheists and humanists communicate the often intertwined nature of humanism and atheism clearly.
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