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Humanists

Post by jetsetjason » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:00 am

I went to visit some humanists and found a few philosophy grads, I think the Humanist stand is against the principles of 'the open society' BUT it maybe a good place for philosophical people to find friends, and argue, about god, LOL

http://humanism.meetup.com/cities/gb/london/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.humanism.org.uk/home" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Humanists

Post by Wootah » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:11 am

I was going to join but I felt they were discriminating against animals.

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Re: Humanists

Post by Psychonaut » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:57 pm

Join the Universal Life Church then...

Except that they discriminate against inanimate objects.

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Re: Humanists

Post by Nikolai » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:00 pm

And Friends of the Earth couldn't care less about the solar system

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Re: Humanists

Post by Wootah » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:56 pm

addymark wrote:Hello.
I know that This is very old post but I want to say that Humanists are atheists and agnostics who make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values.
Right .... what is an atheist and agnostic that doesn't use reason, experience and shared human values?

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Re: Humanists

Post by chaz wyman » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:28 am

Wootah wrote:
addymark wrote:Hello.
I know that This is very old post but I want to say that Humanists are atheists and agnostics who make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values.
Right .... what is an atheist and agnostic that doesn't use reason, experience and shared human values?
That would be a dead one.

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Re: Humanists

Post by hajrafradi » Sun May 08, 2016 7:15 am

Wootah wrote:
addymark wrote:Hello.
I know that This is very old post but I want to say that Humanists are atheists and agnostics who make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values.
Right .... what is an atheist and agnostic that doesn't use reason, experience and shared human values?
A wootah?

Seriously speaking, a god or God could fit that description.

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Re: Humanists

Post by Belinda » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:02 am

I used to belong to a Humanist group which ran a sub group for philosophy. Both groups were philosophical and generally well informed Then I left Edinburgh and came to live here where the tradition is commercial not intellectual .

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Re: Humanists

Post by Dalek Prime » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:51 pm

Humanism = human narcissism (like there's any other).

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Re: Humanists

Post by thedoc » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:21 am

Dalek Prime wrote:Humanism = human narcissism (like there's any other).
Are animals capable of narcissism? and how would you know?

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Re: Humanists

Post by Dalek Prime » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:03 am

thedoc wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote:Humanism = human narcissism (like there's any other).
Are animals capable of narcissism? and how would you know?
Seriously? I think it's a fairly reasonable statement.

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Re: Humanists

Post by thedoc » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:06 am

Dalek Prime wrote:
thedoc wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote:Humanism = human narcissism (like there's any other).
Are animals capable of narcissism? and how would you know?
Seriously? I think it's a fairly reasonable statement.
I thought it was a reasonable question, are any other animals, other than humans, capable of narcissism? Or is narcissism strictly a human fallacy.

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Re: Humanists

Post by Dalek Prime » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:09 am

thedoc wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote:
thedoc wrote:
Are animals capable of narcissism? and how would you know?
Seriously? I think it's a fairly reasonable statement.
I thought it was a reasonable question, are any other animals, other than humans, capable of narcissism? Or is narcissism strictly a human fallacy.
Perhaps dolphins. They are arseholes anyways lol.

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Re: Humanists

Post by thedoc » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:17 am

Dalek Prime wrote:
thedoc wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote: Seriously? I think it's a fairly reasonable statement.
I thought it was a reasonable question, are any other animals, other than humans, capable of narcissism? Or is narcissism strictly a human fallacy.
Perhaps dolphins. They are arseholes anyways lol.
Perhaps dolphins, but aren't Daleks narcissistic by nature. And what about other animals? can we be sure that they are not aware of their own beauty?

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Re: Humanists

Post by Dalek Prime » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:19 am

thedoc wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote:
thedoc wrote:
I thought it was a reasonable question, are any other animals, other than humans, capable of narcissism? Or is narcissism strictly a human fallacy.
Perhaps dolphins. They are arseholes anyways lol.
Perhaps dolphins, but aren't Daleks narcissistic by nature. And what about other animals? can we be sure that they are not aware of their own beauty?
Let's ask them. Do they understand the concept of narcissism? Or beauty? I prefer not to assign human traits to lesser consciousness, unless they begin communicating their understanding. If I'm wrong, they can always bring it up at the next meeting.

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