- Published on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 06:53
- Written by John Draper
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In a world where everyone seems to have a religion or a label describing their beliefs, calling yourself a humanist and belonging to a humanist group is beneficial. Humanists have a set of beliefs like a religion, including that there is no God and that the world would be better if it were secular. One of the reasons that blogs like the Cobourg Atheist exist is that they help communicate the secular and non-theist message to the world so that it will be a better place. But people can have more influence if they band together and that's what humanists do. Groups of people can achieve more than individuals. The Humanists in Scotland wanted to tell the world why humanism is good and what humanists believed. They thought that hearing ordinary people explain what they think on videos could do that so they produced nine videos covering nine topics and put them on line here.
I particularly like four of them. Their short descriptions of humanist beliefs on sectarianism, religious and moral education, physician assisted suicide and the best way to find happiness are remarkably clear and convincing. But look at the videos - they are short and if you want to see the other five, go here: The H Factor.
What do humanists think is the way to end sectarianism?
What do humanists believe about religious and moral education?
What do humanists believe about physician assisted suicide?
What do humanists believe is the best way to find happiness?
I recommend anyone interested in atheism or just a better world should join their local Humanist group. The group nearest to Cobourg is in Belleville - Quinte Secular Humanists.