Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Humanism and atheism - an analogy up with this. What do you think of this analogy?

Calling a humanist an atheist is like describing a Christian as someone who believes Leviticus is the word of God. It may almost always be true, but if that's all you know it'll be hopelessly inadequate and almost invariably misleading as a description of the person.

1 comment:

  1. Humanist covers a slighltly wide range- it basically boils down to caring about human needs and people. So it requires that a person be secular (not concerned with the next world). Of course there are selfish and insane atheists that don't fit in this category, but for the most part I believe it does cover people like the analogy suggests.