Individual humanists will differ in the importance they give to different activities, such as seeking to improve human rights or the development of humanist ceremonies. For some, humanism is primarily a life stance that influences the way we behave as individuals; some see humanism as being primarily a belief system or a set of coherent philosophical positions; others view humanism as a series of values which should inform public policy. What unites humanists is the basis of their life stance. One phrase we often use is “We can be good without God”; we do not need a deity, or indeed any other supernatural presence, to determine what might be ethical or appropriate.