Do We Have Any Members That Are Humanists?

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  1. Lon Tanner

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    I am a member of the American Humanist Association. Anyone else?
     
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  2. Ken Anderson

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    Perhaps not card-carrying, but I suspect we do.
     
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  3. Sheldon Scott

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    As Ken said not a member of any such group but pretty much describes my way of thinking.

    Humanist ideas
    Most humanists would agree with the ideas below:

    • There are no supernatural beings.
    • The material universe is the only thing that exists.
    • Science provides the only reliable source of knowledge about this universe.
    • We only live this life - there is no after-life, and no such thing as reincarnation.
    • Human beings can live ethical and fulfilling lives without religious beliefs.
    • Human beings derive their moral code from the lessons of history, personal experience, and thought
     
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  4. Teresa Levitt

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    I don't even know what that is
     
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  5. Sheldon Scott

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    More or less just another word for atheist.
     
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  6. Lois Winters

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    No, I am not.
     
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  7. Chrissy Cross

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    I’m ex Catholic and wasn’t very religious after that....

    I had a horrid summer with anxiety,depression and health issues....started going to church with a friend...it’s not catholic...all they do is really just read the Bible and sing a few songs. It’s a small church with the nicest people...the pastors are all nice also...funny too!


    They do this without pay...and nobody ever bugs you for donations....but I do ...different amount each week depending on what I have.

    I look forward to Sunday’ and church for some reason I feel the safest when I’m sitting there for an hour...don’t know why.
     
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  8. Frank L. Girard

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    I don't identify as such I have never been able to take religion seriously. I can appreciate the attraction and concede that there is value to it. But it's not for me.
     
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  9. Lon Tanner

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    Welcome Frank. I look forward to your participation.. Humanism BTW is not a religion
     
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