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What is Humanism?

Humanism is the philosophy of life which I subscribe. It values the here and now over anything supernatural whether it be God, astrology, or anything outside the natural world.

Rather than go into an detailed explanation of the philosophy, I have provided some links that explain the philosophy better than I could here. Feel free, also to read some essays that I wrote about Humanism. Some appeared in the newsletter of the Humanist group in which I belong: The Humanist Community of Central Ohio.

Read about Humanism on the web site for the American Humanist Association.

An excellent book about Humanism is called "The Philosophy of Humanism" by Corliss Lamont. A full copy of the book is available for download at The Corliss Lamont Web Site. The book is in the PDF file format for use with the Acrobat Reader. There is a link on the Lamont site to get the reader if you need it.

Another good place to get information about Humanism as well as other free thought subjects, visit the Secular Web.

Yet another site to visit is the Secular Humanist web site.

In his book, The Philosophy of Humanism, Corliss Lamont offered 10 points that allows one to detirmine if one is a Humanist. See if your personal philosophy fits into the Humanist framework.

The 10 Points of Humanism: A Definition

Original Essays on Humanism

July 1, 2007 -- The essays previously here were moved to my iHumanism blog


iHumanism is an Internet Humanist Community that I helped start to provide a safe place for Humanists from around the world. You can meet and greet other Humanists and find resources without the politics influencing many of the national Humanism groups.

Church and State

One of the principles of Humanism is to defend the need for the separation of church and state. That wall of separation has and continues to take a beating by those who want to impose their theology on everyone. There are a couple of examples of my effort to highlight this principle.

Secular Left

This is a blog I started in 2005 because I got sick and tired of religious and political conservatives who consistently lie, mislead, name call, and propagate myths about those us who are secular. This struggle has been going on for more than 20 years since the rise of groups like the Moral Majority, the Christian Coalition, and the American Family Association.

The Battle of the Motto:
An issue about separation of church and state

In April of 1997, former Ohio Governor George Voinovich was on an economic trip to India. While sightseeing one day he saw a reference to God engraved on an Indian government building. He decided that Ohio should engrave its state motto "With God all things are possible" onto the state house, which at the time was undergoing approximately $100 million of renovations.

The ACLU filed a lawsuit based on the fact that the motto was an obvious quote from the Bible and the inclusion on the grounds of the capital would violate the separation of church and state. The federal court ruled in the state's favor in September 1998 and allowed the motto wall to go forward. The ACLU appealed to the US Court of Appeals and won but the State won when the full Court of Appeals heard the case.

TV Station blames Atheist for loss of Nativity Scene

This is an article concerning a Nativity Scene controversy in the Central Ohio city of Lancaster back in 1999.

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