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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:11 AM

21. A humanist isn't necessarily an atheist. I'm a humanist.

I think liberals in general are humanists. We believe in progress by human endeavor to make the world better. Some people say that depending on humanity for progress is elevating man to the status of God. I don't believe that. Are we supposed to suppress the genius we've been endowed with and just accept what the world throws at us? Humanists believe that humans can also play a part in the evolution of the world. We can strive to make it better.

Some religious people do object to that line of thought, but many don't. And just because someone criticizes a religious person doesn't mean he's anti-religious. A lot of religious people and non-religious people have regressive or fatalistic beliefs, and that comes into conflict with humanist progressive beliefs. There's nothing wrong with pointing that out.

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