Works of Robert G. Ingersoll: Lectures Part 1

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I had my first meeting with the group of fellow Humanists from the Humanist Society of Scotland (HSS) last Sunday as we discussed how to go about this.… Continue reading → This website hosts discussion on the social and cultural history of humanism and allied secular positions. I must give credit to Skeptical Inquirer. But Ibn Warraq has an alternative: Jesus Christ, and His Redemption. Dante certainly shows traces of the coming change; in his great epic classical and Christian materials are found side by side, while poetic renown, an aim so characteristic of the pagan writers yet so foreign to the Christian ideal, is what he seeks.

Concepts, Theories, and the Mind-Body Problem (Minnesota

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Staunch, long-time, Movement supporters such as Harry Belafonte and many of SNCC's student leaders also believe that SNCC should focus on voter registration rather than direct action such as sit-ins and Freedom Rides. The moral problem has not changed since the time when it was a choice between slavery and anti-slavery – from the time of the war of Secession, for example, until the present moment when one chooses between the M. Read the rest of this entry » The Malta Humanist Association would like to declare its support to the Women's Rights Foundation on their initiative to request the availability of the emergency contraceptive pill in Malta.

Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It:

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Based on the second definition, many times “fundamentalist” also refers to any evangelical or to anyone who believes in the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith. The civilization of the Renaissance in Italy. But trying to register Black voters is a challenge to white supremecy that Hurst cannot accept and he orders Lee to stop. The society has units in almost all the villages and towns of Punjab. Textbooks will tell you that the humanists of the Renaissance rediscovered the Latin and Greek classics (hence the "rebirth" or "renaissance" of the classical world), that humanist philosophy stressed the dignity of humanity, and that humanists shifted intellectual emphasis off of theology and logic to specifically human studies.

Human Action of Forgiving: Critical Application of the

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He examines the prominence of individualism 14th century culture of the Italian city-state and the ideologies of famous Renaissance philosophers. Humanist Renaissance popes Nicholas V, Pius II, Sixtus IV, and Leo X wrote books and amassed huge libraries. [32] In the high Renaissance, in fact, there was a hope that more direct knowledge of the wisdom of antiquity, including the writings of the Church fathers, the earliest known Greek texts of the Christian Gospels, and in some cases even the Jewish Kabbalah, would initiate a harmonious new era of universal agreement. [33] With this end in view, Renaissance Church authorities afforded humanists what in retrospect appears a remarkable degree of freedom of thought. [34] [35] One humanist, the Greek Orthodox Platonist Gemistus Pletho (1355–1452), based in Mystras, Greece (but in contact with humanists in Florence, Venice, and Rome) taught a Christianised version of pagan polytheism. [36] The humanists' close study of Latin literary texts soon enabled them to discern historical differences in the writing styles of different periods.

Contemporary Pragmatism 6-2 December 2009

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Evidently a little less eagerness for action and a little more of the Socratic spirit would do no harm. The draft, in which his basic ideas were put in the form of theses, was circulated among a small number of selected friends and associates of Roy. The Terror was designed to fight the enemies of the revolution, to prevent counter-revolution from gaining ground. The Dark Gods have set their faces against God and wish to topple Him from the Throne of Creation.

L Homme: La Vie, La Science, L Art (Philosophie)

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Transhumanists respond to papers from last year's workshop in the Feb. 2009 issue of the Global Spiral. Descartes is only the best example of a master thinker. One significant difference is the contrast in their attitudes toward scholastic philosophy. On the German Renaissance see JANSSEN, History of the German People since the Middle Ages, tr., I (St. This paper reviews the contribution of Erasmus and his circle to the theory and practice of education.

A Treatise of Human Nature

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With an approach to life based on humanity and reason, humanists recognise that moral values are properly founded on human nature and experience alone. Evelyn Trent, who later married Roy, became his political collaborator. For in truth this is of all teachings the least scandalous and the most austere: it is intended strictly for technicians and philosophers. As Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899), the American freethinker, said: Reason, Observation and Experience – the Holy Trinity of Science – have taught us that happiness is the only good; that the time to be happy is now, and the way to be happy is to make others so.

Lectures On the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 2

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For instance, one of the greatest fatal blows was the Hundred Years War. The racing experience is distinctive and the players need to cross the obstacle course and reach the path to victory. This dialectical development is seen in the history of separate states; through Great States, in particular, the Absolute is approached. Harris has said concerning the label of atheist, "It's right next to child molester as a designation." [7] According to Compete.com Paul Kurtz's website had 600 unique visitors as of March 2012. [8] In addition, the organization that he founded and was forced to resign from, the Center for Inquiry, has had a precipitous decline in their organization's website traffic in 2012. [8] PZ Myers received the American Humanist Association's 2009 Humanist of the Year award and International Humanist Award in 2011.

To Be Human

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As nontheists, we begin with humans not God, nature not deity.”, there seems a definite decline in the strength of the super naturalistic outlook. The term "humanism" can be ambiguous, and there has been a persistent confusion between the several, related uses of the term because different intellectual movements have identified with it over time. Thirteenth: In implementing the principles of this Charter we call upon all to work together towards a just, killing-free world in which everyone has the right not to be killed and responsibility not to kill others.

Most Human Human: A Defence of Humanity in the Age of the

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Lucian, Diodorus Siculus, Xenophon), appended scholarly and clever notes, collected inscriptions, busts, and medals, and wrote a valuable description of the ruins of Rome. Labor Department estimates that these violations of Article 23 account for a large part of the stagnation or decline in real wages under the Reaganites, “a welcome development of transcendent importance,” as the Wall street Journal described the fall in labor costs from the 1985 high to the lowest in the industrial world (U.