HUMANISM in a nutshell

Posted by admin | Posted on January 9, 2016


Humanism is quite a new concept in the Philippines. A few atheists have been propagating their ignorance about the meaning of humanism. They think humanism is all about giving, charity or humanitarianism.
As atheists, they could have done their own research, but, they’d rather paint HAPI a different color of their ignorance. Don’t we want evidence or proof at all times?
We have crowdsourced the meaning of humanism online, in the HAPI main general page,  in their own words: no cheating, no copying, no googling allowed.
Let us see what they have  posted (verbatimly).

Lex De La Torre Humanism places value in the welfare and advancement of the human race above everything else.
Miker Rivero Being humane without being a doormat.
Noreen Aira Camacho Humanism is the belief that we don’t need belief of any deity to spread goodness on humanity. We are capabble of morality
Robert Howes I think the essence of humanism is materialism in the philosophical sense. There is nothing beyond the natural, so we rely on our innate goodness and our ability to co-operate. We do not need a supernatural inspector to watch over us.
Danielle Hill Humanism in 4 words: 
1. Not.
2. Being.
3. An.
4. Asshole 

Teza Ramos I am Catholic, but I know that I am a Humanist too. For me humanism is doing to others what you want others to do unto you, because they deserve it as much as you do. For me Humanism cannot be contained by the word secularism, it transcends beyond..way beyond.
 Dexter Lira The
idea that responsible human beings can figure out how to live in a way
that is fair and ultimately promotes the well-being of everyone else.
There is no need to appeal to religious authority or supernatural
presences, or an outside-imposed rigid morality
that by its own definition cannot change. We work out our transactions
(morality) assuming that the other guy is a person just like us. A
Humanist can be as sappy or as ruthless as a situation requires.

Khadija Yahya humanism is being true to oneself.
 Valentina Medusa Pao Kindness 

Yoyoy Cala Humanism upholds the goodness of men even if we are marginalized by religion, belief, race, culture and politics… it is borderless!
It is also a liberating consciousness for humanity against all forms of fear (tyranny and oppression).
Valentina MedDexter Lira The idea that responsible human beings can figure out how to live in a way that is fair and ultimately promotes the well-being of everyone else. There is no need to appeal to religious authority or supernatural presences, or an outside-imposed rigid morality that by its own definition cannot change. We work out our transactions (morality) assuming that the other guy is a person just like us. A Humanist can be as sappy or as ruthless as a situation requires.Sonia Lariosa Humanism is being compassionate…unconditionKhadija Yahya humanism is being true to oneself.
Nap Belsonda Jr. Living a life without the magic of supernatural.
 Von Galvan Humanism is the hand of God bestowed to humans to give love and hope with one another.
I am a Christian and a humanist. I’m proud of it.
Rodel Gozum Humanism is the genuine concern for the plight of mankind without the tinge of the supernatural.