Humanist Heroes

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Find spiritual formation being used, and in nearly every case you will find contemplative spirituality. The idea of Ahura Mazda as a non-intervening deistic divine God/Grand Architect of the universe tied with a unique eschatology and ethical system implying that each person is held morally responsible for their choices, made freely in this present life, in the afterlife. [21] The importance placed on thought, action, responsibility, and a non-intervening creator was appealed to by, and inspired a number of, Enlightenment humanist thinkers in Europe such as Voltaire and Montesquieu.

The Adages of Erasmus

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That’s why the thought of God having a Son is so intolerable to a Muslim; it “denigrates” God to the level of His creation, and the Muslim God cannot do it without violating His own nature. Stanivukovic, Goran. "The Tempest and the Discontents of Humanism." Secular Humanist�s say that �regrettably, we are today faced with a variety of antisecularist trends: the reappearance of dogmatic authoritarian religions; fundamentalist, literalist, and doctrinaire Christianity�!

Beauty's Appeal: Measure and Excess (Analecta Husserliana)

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At a time when the balance of our Earth is under unprecedented threat, scientific pantheism is one of the few forms of spirituality in which Nature plays a central part. With the cooperation of the cops, on May 15 (Mothers Day), a mob of more than 100 Klansmen ambush the Riders in Anniston AL. Instead, if a Creater was postulated, it was an immanent being, part of the evolving universe itself. It is an opportunity for humanists and humanist organizations to publicize the positive values of Humanism and to share the global concerns of the Humanist movement, and we’ve been celebrating the day since the 1980s.

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

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…to my personal and professional workspace, more journal than sales pitch, shared openly since 1998. Johann Pfefferkorn, a baptized Jew, had declared the Talmud a deliberate insult to Christianity, and had procured from the emperor a mandate suppressing Hebrew works. This general confusion with feminism is what makes me second guess its effectiveness. During the 1290s the young Dante seemed on his way to succeeding Brunetto as the cultural leader of Florence.

Heart and Head: Black Theology-Past, Present, and Future

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The distinctive characteristics of Renaissance humanism were its emphasis on classical studies, or the humanities, and a conscious return to classical ideals and forms. Only then were there serious questions raised about it that brought its expected Constitutional Amendment to a halt. Her not getting a check in the mail is illegal yet her having her unborn son or daughter dismembered and sucked out of her uterus because she’s too much of an irresponsible piece of shit to want to be bothered with it, yeah, that’s perfectly legal. (And you know damned well that if anyone tried to redress this horrific double standard by tying the continued existence of legal abortion to an end to mandatory child support it would be a colossal shitstorm, the feminists would go ape shit and out comes the propaganda about holding women to the same standard of responsibility as a man is “oppressing women”, “chaining them to the stove” and keeping them “barefoot and pregnant” or whatever garbage they can think up.

How Memory Shapes Narratives: A Philosophical Essay on

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In 1964 Louis Althusser (1918–1990) took the couplet to task, associating the terms socialist with science and humanism with ideology by singling out what he called Marx’s break with “every theory that based history or politics on an essence of man” ([1965] 1986, p. 227). But life as a whole, as a phenomenon on earth or any other planet, has no purpose of this kind. The monarchies in France, England, and, later, Spain were developing dynastic strength and unity that enabled them largely to control the church within their borders.

THE COMPLETE ESSAYS OF MONTAIGNE VOLUME III

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But with the decline of Israel, the Babylonian academies became the center of Jewish learning and culture. There was a nostalgia for a “third humanism” after the debacle of World War I, reacting to what was perceived as the cultural levelling of German society. I think the fundamental confusion comes out of the disagreement about whether or not women have achieved equality. But to engage in such a practice requires a few things. Men and women of many social levels had an appetite for art.

Reality Transurfing 2: A Rustle of Morning Stars

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The illumination by Matteo Felice shows Persona presenting his translation to Sixtus IV. John?s University, Queens, NY and author of Dynamic Transcendentals (CUA Press) Religious Experience in the Work of Richard Wagner - Philosopher Marcel Hébert developed his Religious Experience in the Work of Richard Wagner (1895) from this background of sustained popular interest in Wagner. Take for example the conflation of class and race. Furthermore, the plural "humanities" is a generic term for the classics.

Shakespeare and his fellows: an attempt to decipher the man

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That is, when they have developed the skills of analyzing what is important to them and why as well as the skills of directing their behavior towards those wants and needs, they will learn more easily and quickly. Basically, if you want to fix the problems men face, the most efficient path is almost always through fixing the treatment of women, and if you want to make sure that women are squeezed out of a movement or expanded freedom, you talk about "equality in general," rather than equality for women.

The Value & Dignity Of Human Life As Shown In The Striving

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See Here .......was the subject of one of our meetings A DVD was made of a new play about his extraordinary life and death. I intend to make a case for Thanksgiving, not only as a personal practice, but as a social institution – something that may be surprising to hear coming from an atheist. He was pre-eminently a philologist, and gave scholarly translations and commentaries on the classical authors, devoting special attention to Homer and Horace. Secular humanists reject supernatural and authoritarian beliefs.