Saturday, October 4, 2008

Good Without God

"Humanism is a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. It stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethic based on human and other natural values in the spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities. It is not theistic, and it does not accept supernatural views of reality."
- International Humanist and Ethical Union

"Communism failed economically, which was its premise of survival; Nazism failed in the battleground, which was its premise of survival; Maoism failed on the premise of the traditional Chinese sense of the pragmatic, and it could not go on. The problem of the theologically based certainties is that there is no way they can ever be contradicted; they are self-fulfilling; they are black box systems. It is whatever the deity's name is or whatever is expressed, it is perfect for all time, so it is the believer who fails."

Humanist Oncologist Dr. Robert Buckman's "Good Without God" presented here in 5 parts:

Part 1 of 5

Part 2 of 5

Part 3 of 5

Part 4 of 5

Part 5 of 5

P.S.: M.P. Svend Robinson [born 1952] resigned from Parliament after stealing something. He has bipolar disorder, but Svend did not blame his illness for the crime he committed.