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Humanism Isn’t Just Humanitarianism

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photo of people Helping at the soup kitchen
Helping at the soup kitchen

It is fairly easy to make the mistake in thinking that Humanism is just a fancy name for humanitarianism. It is part of Humanism, but even people who label themselves Humanists tend to forget the non-theistic basis for the conclusions we come to that then lead to our humanitarianism. We are “good without God” because we don’t expect any reward in an afterlife. People who are theists may also do humanitarian work but the difference is Humanists don’t give any credit to an irrational belief like religion.
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World Humanism Day June 21st

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graphic about World Humanism DayJune 21st is World Humanism Day. It’s a day to publicize the positive values of Humanism and to share the global concerns of the Humanist movement. There are many areas on this planet where people are being oppressed for their beliefs but there are many people who are trying to make this world a better place. The Humanist philosophy is a great way to bring people on this planet together.
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