What kind of humanist are you?

February 2024 Forums General discussion What kind of humanist are you?

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  • #81338
    jondwhite
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    New Humanist (Rational Society) has done a quiz for you to take

    http://newhumanist.org.uk/2088/what-kind-of-humanist-are-you

    #88381
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Hedonist, according to my answers. What were you?

    #88382
    jondwhite
    Participant

    Hounded Humanist

    #88383
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hedonistic Humanist”You are one of life’s enjoyers, determined to get the most you can out of your brief spell on this glorious planet. What first attracted you to atheism was the prospect of liberation from the Ten Commandments, few of which are compatible with a life of pleasure.You play hard and work quite hard, have a strong sense of loyalty and a relaxed but consistent approach to your philosophy. You can’t see the point of abstract principles and probably wouldn’t lay down your life for a concept, though you might for a friend.Something of a champagne humanist, you admire George Bernard Shaw for his cheerful agnosticism and pursuit of sensual rewards, and your Hollywood hero is Marlon Brando (!), who was beautiful (for a while), irascible and aimed for goodness in his own tortured way.You adored the humanist London bus slogan (“There’s probably no God, now stop worrying and enjoy your life”) and are delighted that wild young comedians like Stewart Lee, Christina Martin and Ricky Gervais share your full-blooded rejection of religion.Sometimes you might be tempted to allow your own pleasures to take precedence over your ethics. But everyone is striving for that elusive balance between the good and the happy life. You’d probably better open another bottle and agree that for you there’s no contest.”

    #88384
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Me too, even though I’m against religious circumcision, hate churches and would allow cartoons of mahomet. What do you have to reply to end us as something else?

    #88385
    Ed
    Participant

    I got hounded humanist as well. It’s explanation was literally the opposite of my views and experiences. I think it’s because I answered that my perfect garden would be functional.

    #88386
    jondwhite
    Participant

    I quite like walking around churches. Ah well.

    #88387
    zundap
    Participant

    Hedonistic, socialism, I’m in it for me,

    #88388
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I got hounded humanist as well. Thing is, most religions at their core, stripped of all the crap and mumbo jumbo preach much the same as socialists do: peace and love to all, a brotherhood of man working in harmony for the greater good. It’s only the reasons why and the route to this paradise that differ. Oh, and we don’t lay claim to thousands of years of war and oppression based on our interpretations of ancient works of fiction!!!

    #88389
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hedonistic and very accurate. Those Ten Commandments were a pain in the arse!

    #88390
    Ed
    Participant
    SussexSocialist wrote:
    I got hounded humanist as well. Thing is, most religions at their core, stripped of all the crap and mumbo jumbo preach much the same as socialists do: peace and love to all, a brotherhood of man working in harmony for the greater good. It’s only the reasons why and the route to this paradise that differ. Oh, and we don’t lay claim to thousands of years of war and oppression based on our interpretations of ancient works of fiction!!!

    I’ve been looking into some of the Greek philosophies recently and saw that some historians think that Jesus was a Cynic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynic#Jesus_as_a_Jewish_Cynic

    #88391
    Ed
    Participant
    SussexSocialist wrote:
    I got hounded humanist as well. Thing is, most religions at their core, stripped of all the crap and mumbo jumbo preach much the same as socialists do: peace and love to all, a brotherhood of man working in harmony for the greater good. It’s only the reasons why and the route to this paradise that differ. Oh, and we don’t lay claim to thousands of years of war and oppression based on our interpretations of ancient works of fiction!!!

    I’ve been looking into some of the Greek philosophies recently and saw that some historians think that Jesus was a Cynic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynic#Jesus_as_a_Jewish_Cynic

    #88392
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Interesting link Ed, thanks.

    #88393
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    “Established in 1972 by the late global investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, the prize is a cornerstone of the John Templeton Foundation’s international efforts to serve as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the questions of human purpose and reality. The monetary value of the prize is set always to exceed the Nobel Prizes to underscore Sir John’s belief that benefits from discoveries that illuminate spiritual questions are bigger than those from other worthy human endeavours.”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9258784/The-Dalai-Lama-to-give-away-1m-at-St-Pauls-Cathedral.htmlShould all those scientists therefore turn their attention away from health research, and other material inquiry, towards spiritual exploration? Hmmm??

    #88394
    J Surman
    Participant

    I gave it a go the day it was posted and was a hedonist. Now really there weren’t enough choices for me to answer accurately, I would have preferred to write my own responses, however i just gave it another go knowing that I wouldn’t remember all of my earlier ones three days later. And I wasn’t allowed to miss answering any. It’s much too rigid for me! Anyway, guess what – I’m still a hedonist. Can’t imagine what you poor ‘hounded’ ones answered.

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