From dogmas to human happiness
With "humans" central in ethics, morals, and values, the new all-encompassing religion became " humanism." At first, pursuit-of-happiness of the individual was frowned upon as undesirable egocentrism, so pursuit-of-happiness became collective happiness ...
26 October 2016 | 6:19 pm
Faith and humanism behind Tim Winton's curtain
Eureka Street (registration)
'When I was a kid I liked to stand at the window with a rifle and aim it at people.' So begins the opening, titular essay in Tim Winton's collection, The Boy Behind the Curtain. Tim Winton, The Boy Behind the Curtain That moment, lifted from one of the ...
26 October 2016 | 4:26 am
Praise from doyens for Basheer, the humanist - The Hindu
Littérateur M.T. Vasudevan Nair has said that the iridescent brilliance of humanism marked the life of yesteryear writer Vaikom Mohammed Basheer.“The times ...
25 October 2016 | 12:07 am
Christianity Or Humanism: Which Delivers The Goods?
I was recently in a discussion about Christian faith with a sceptic and, pushed hard in the debate, I played the 'good works card'. "Look at all the good things Christians have done over the years," I said. "Ah," came the reply, "but humanists have ...
12 October 2016 | 10:55 am
Gandhi: From Colonial Racialism To Hindu Humanism
A detailed look at the way the native blacks are described in the first 11 pages of his 1928 book Satyagraha in South Africa shows a remarkable anti-racist humanist forming in Gandhi, who incidentally was more humanistic than most of the contemporary ...
10 October 2016 | 5:56 am
Remembering Humanist Architect Bing Thom - CityLab
Bing Thom, an architect who changed the fabric of Vancouver and whose sense of humanism invigorated the design profession, died on Tuesday at the age of ...
6 October 2016 | 9:57 pm
What Unites and Divides Humanism
Humanists have an extraordinary level of agreement with near unanimity on many current issues. This is in stark contrast to many Christian sects, which often disagree amongst and within themselves. For example, according to Pew Research Center, ...
4 October 2016 | 5:40 pm
'Humanism' can stem corruption, says former Indian official on visit to Houston
The solution he proscribed was "humanism," a set of values that placed the well-being of fellow people atop the list of priorities, above enrichment. To promote this path, he called for courses on morals in Indian schools and charged parents and ...
4 October 2016 | 2:05 pm
Times of Malta
Genuine humanism is the way forward
Times of Malta
In time, the humanism of the Renaissance re-emerged in new and stronger forms. Humanists are typically intimately linked to secularism and they believe that human beings, using reason and science rather than revelation, can be in a better position to ...
2 October 2016 | 8:23 am
UK Human Rights Blog (blog)
28 September 2016 | 10:57 am