Humanism

Bookandglasses

hu·man·ism

noun
1. any system or mode of thought or action in
which human interests, values, and dignity predominate.
2.  devotion to or study of the
humanities.
3. (sometimes initial capital letter) the studies, principles, or
culture of the humanists.
4. Philosophy. a variety of ethical theory and practice that emphasizes
reason, scientific inquiry, and human fulfillment in the natural world and often rejects the importance of belief in God.

It’s funny how the last definition has come to both denote and connote a rejection of G-d.  As if human interests, the humanities, culture, studies, reason, scientific inquiry and human fulfillment in the natural world somehow automatically excludes the idea of belief in G-d.

Does it?

I suppose it might, if one thinks of ‘belief in G-d’ as it is often depicted by some less moderate Atheists, who more often than not equate belief in G-d with the beliefs of extreme fundamentalists.
That is certainly not my belief system. To me belief in G-d is very much an “ethical theory and practice that emphasizes reason, scientific inquiry, and human fulfillment in the natural world “ .

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