Humanists are free to explore the world and come to their own opinions, freethinkers, therefore it is difficult to say exactly what all Humanists believe, however humanism can be defined in a nutshell by the following;
- trusts to the scientific method when it comes to understanding how the universe works and rejects the idea of the supernatural (and is therefore an atheist or agnostic)
- makes their ethical decisions based on reason, empathy, and a concern for human beings and other sentient animals
- believes that, in the absence of an afterlife and any discernible purpose to the universe, human beings can act to give their own lives meaning by seeking happiness in this life and helping others to do the same.
If you think you may be a humanist, or would simply like to come along and find out more, why not check out our events page where you can find events and meet-ups in your local area. Alternatively feel free to contact us directly via the website.
You may also wish to explore Humanism UK, which is at the forefront of the growing humanist population.