Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Humanist

Do you feel that our environment needs to be taken care of and protected for future generations?

Do you believe that the kind of life and the helpful and just relationship that we have with other humans is of primary importance?

Do you believe that we will continue to learn more about the past, present, and future of planet earth and its inhabitants?

Do you believe that religions sacred scriptures and ethical and moral systems were the creations of mortals and that these have served different purposes at different times and places?

Do you frequently experience joy and comfort and an undefined mystic sense from the realization that you are a part of nature and all that lives?

Do you believe that the meaning of life is that which we give to it?

Do you recognize that many philosophical questions such as, “ What is the meaning of life?” and “ Why am I here?” are irrelevant when our existence and experience are viewed as processes within totality of nature?

If you answer “ Yes” to most of these questions, you can classify yourself as a humanist.