Non-theistic religions & ethical systems
Secular Humanism and
the Humanist Manifestos
What is secular Humanism?
The British Humanist Association states that:
"Humanism, is, in a nutshell,:
- Putting human beings and other living things at the centre of your moral outlook.
- Seeing the world as a natural place and looking to science and reason to make sense of it.
- Promoting and supporting human flourishing across all frontiers, and championing human rights for everyone.
and that's about it."
Secular Humanism is a non-theistically based philosophy which promotes humanity as the measure of all things. It had its roots in the rationalism of the 18th Century and the free thought
movement of the 19th Century.
Some factors that most Humanists share:
Topics covered in this section:
- This is the International Humanist and Ethical Union's official symbol for Humanism. It has become the universal symbol referring to Humanists and Humanism (a.k.a. Secular Humanism).
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Copyright © 1996 to 2015 by Ontario
Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 1996-SEP-2
Latest update: 2015-DEC-21
Author: B.A. Robinson