Methinks you don't know the meaning of the word, if you think all humanists are crazy. Let me help:
"Humanism is a group of philosophies and ethical perspectives which emphasize the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers individual thought and evidence (rationalism, empiricism), over established doctrine or faith (fideism)." [link]
You basically called all agnostics, atheists, and even religious people who put greatest stock in logic and reason crazy. Good luck with that.
I take it that none of you who have commented so far are parents? Until you've brought life into this world you know NOTHING of what it is to be human. Maybe you've all met the wrong people. We are very fortunate to be humans. At least we can think about the world and what it means. Lots of people lay down their lives for total strangers. No other animal does that. I'd rather be a Humanist than believe in an invisible being in the sky. If we all learnt to appreciate ourselves and others then the world would not be in such a mess.
StrangemassFeatured By OwnerDec 31, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
What? How does not being a parent mean I don't know anything about being the thing that I am? There's more to being human than child rearing. Also, altruism is not something unique to humans; it's a trait that's been observed in many other social animals.
Humanity literally has no value. We are nothing but a bag of meat sitting on a tiny insignificant blue rock. And if it weren't for those you call raving mad, every single person on earth who couldn't accept that fact would have committed suicide by now.
1. It isn't a troll, it is a philosophical opinion. My comment is not meant to be a troll, but if that is what you find this, then either you or me have to improve on their understanding of the concept of cyberbullying. 2. Some people are self-loathing and finds nothing wrong with it. 3. I'm female.
I just quite dislike the way a lot of people use the sentence "Oh, for the sake of humanity!" And usually they are exaggerating. No living being is perfect (for atheists, at least), and humans do have a large amount of flaws. Not that I am saying (typing) that only completely perfect is allowed,but as you said (typed), all humanists you know are raving mad. I do not have anything against madness in the usual acceptable form, just these guys are, pathetic about it.