More couples tie the knot with Humanism (in Scotland)

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  1. michaelimison says:

    It is Baggini’s view of what Humanism is that limits its potential for becoming an influential force in society. As long as it does not try to do all the good things that religions have done it is merely a protest movement attacking forms of behaviour and institutions on philosophic grounds without offering an alternative. The popularity of religion even when its basic tenets are unsustainable seems to indicate that it answers basic human needs. I would identify these as the need to feel part of a community with shared rituals, the need to express ourselves in good works and the need to nourish our spirituality, our non material side which draws sustenance from abstract thought, creativity and an emotional response to the natural world. A Humanist movement that filled these needs would sweep all before it.

    Michael Imison

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