Humanism

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.