Before I start on this, probably evolving thoughts page, a comment. My own personal view of people is that their beliefs are theirs. My opinion of them is my own, private, and if they ask, I will tell them if I and they are ready.

Myself, I am a humanist. It's been a lifelong journey (to now) to actually determine what I am. I am strongly affected by unfairness, do not like competition, had a religious education as a child for which I am grateful (because, how can one know, if one does not know), and firmly believe that I am lucky to be here, to have the chance to work toward my full potential, and have an obligation to help others around me do the same, whoever and whatever they are (some of my best friends are not human beings).

Eventually, having looked around and questioned (argued with?!) myself and lots of others about what 'is', I found myself more and more to identify with humanism. To define it:

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

The IHEU Minimum Statement on Humanism (

(Yes, that makes me an atheist)

I may add thoughts to this page as I go, but it's certainly past time I created it… And, by the way, this should be enough information for anyone to figure out that tattoo on my arm…

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