We must realize that the Reformation world view leads in the direction of government freedom. But the humanist world view with inevitable certainty leads in the direction of statism. This is so because humanists, having no god, must put something at the center, and it is inevitably society, government, or the state.— Francis Schaeffer
Provocative Humanist quotations
We have to replace beauty, which is a cultural concept, with goodness, which is a humanist concept.
Since Stonehenge, architects have always been at the cutting edge of technology.
And you cant separate technology from the humanistic and spiritual content of a building.
I have no notions of a perfect society, I don’t know what that means.
I know we can do much better than what we’ve got, I’m no utopian, I’m not a humanist that would like to see everybody living in warmth and harmony: I know that if we don’t live that way, we’ll kill each other and destroy the Earth.
How can there be peace when drunkards, drug dealers, communists, atheists, New Age worshipers of Satan, secular humanists, oppressive dictators, greedy money changers, revolutionary assassins, adulterers, and homosexuals are on top?
They who say that we should love our fellow-citizens but not foreigners, destroy the universal brotherhood of mankind, with which benevolence and justice would perish forever.
Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.
Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.
Ramadan is, in its essence, a month of humanist spirituality.
Nursing encompasses an art, a humanistic orientation, a feeling for the value of the individual, and an intuitive sense of ethics, and of the appropriateness of action taken.
Now I have to say I'm a complete atheist, I have no religious views myself and no spiritual views, except very watered down humanistic spiritual views, and consciousness is just a fact of life, it's a natural fact of life.
Humanism involves far more than the negation of supernaturalism.
It requires an affirmative philosophy . . . translated into a life devoted to one's own improvement and the service of all mankind.
A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage;
it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men.
It is, indeed, perhaps the greatest prospect of humanistic studies to contribute through an increasing knowledge of the history of cultural development to that gradual removal of prejudices which is the common aim of all science.
Women's fight for equal rights is essentially a humanist and peaceful struggle for true democracy, and a higher form of civilization.
Much of human progress has been in defiance of religion or of the apparent natural order. The defiance of religious and secular authority has led to democracy, human rights, and the protection of the environment. Humanists make no apologies for this. Humanists twist no biblical doctrine to justify such actions.
Christian families are under attack in America! The Communists, Masons, Atheists, Humanists, Evolutionists, and other Godless sickos want to destroy the family. Parents beware; the government wants your child!
Secular humanists suspect there is something more gloriously human about resisting the religious impulse; about accepting the cold truth, even if that truth is only that the universe is as indifferent to us as we are to it.
It is unfair to label me anti-Islam. I am an atheist and a secular humanist.
The state is a bankrupt institution. The only alternative to this bankrupt 'humanistic' system is a God-centered government.
About belief or lack of belief in an afterlife: Some of you may know that I am neither Christian nor Jewish nor Buddist, nor a conventionally religious person of any sort. I am a humanist, which mean, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without any expectation of rewards or punishments after I'm dead.
Power is the flower of organization.
To destroy guide-boards that point in the wrong direction .
. . to drive the fiend of fear from the mind . . . is the task of the Freethinker.
Humanism is a philosophy of joyous service for the greater good of all humanity, of application of new ideas of scientific progress for the benefit of all.
Humanists hold that ethical values are relative to human experience and need not be derived from theological or metaphysical foundations.
I think design, to a degree, is more generous and more humanistic than art, though great art can move us more.
The making of adaptable, curious, open, questioning people has nothing to do with vocational training and everything to do with humanistic and scientific studies.
What we need to do is to humanize the scientist and simonize the humanist.
I have sought to offer humanists a detailed analysis of a technology sufficiently magnificent and spiritual to convince them that the machines by which they are surrounded are cultural artifacts worthy of their attention and respect.
Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritual achievements have their roots deep in national life; from this national consciousness art and literature derive their character and strength and on it even many of the humanistic sciences are firmly based.
My politics are just inclined to be empathetic and humanistic.
I grew up with so many different kinds of people with different politics, different religion, no religion, no politics, education, no education, and I was infatuated with all of them.
Education no longer has a humanist end or any value in itself;
it has only one goal, to create technicians.
However, we all share the firm belief in the triumph of humanist and progressive values that mankind has achieved during its long history of struggle and creativeness.
Many humanists have argued that happiness involves a combination of hedonism and creative moral development; that an exuberant life fuses excellence and enjoyment, meaning and enrichment, emotion and cognition.
I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it.