I Bet You Won’t Even Read This..

Author Bridget Gaudette

I'm an ex-Jehovah's Witness with a focus on Black atheism, humanism, and sex-positive dialogue. | @BridgetGaudette

.. because it is a positive, non-confrontational, anti-dramatic post about Humanism and why we in the secular community need to promote it more in the blogosphere, with billboards and with donations.

Other than my own organization, Secular Woman, my all time favorite secular organization is the Foundation Beyond Belief. Why? Because it’s a wonderful blend of Humanism and charity. The mission:

To demonstrate humanism at its best by supporting efforts to improve this world and this life, and to challenge humanists to embody the highest principles of humanism, including mutual care and responsibility.

How beautiful is that? First, let’s define Humanism. According to Wikipedia, “When the first letter is capitalized, “Humanism” describes the secular ideology that espouses reason, ethics, and justice, while specifically rejecting supernatural and religious ideas as a basis of morality and decision-making.

If you talk to a lot of Atheists, they will tell you that ‘Atheist’ shouldn’t even be in our vocabulary because it’s  describing something we don’t believe in. If you ask them to tell you what they do believe in, you’ll often hear reason, logic and ethics. Second, let’s promote that vision of who we are, ethical, reasonable, logical human beings. But how?

Join organizations whose missions are Humanistic in nature.

Support/sponsor bloggers who focus on Humanism.

Donate to billboard campaigns that advertise Humanism.

PRACTICE Humanism.

In the comment section please list Humanist organizations, bloggers, campaigns, initiatives etc. I would like to occasionally highlight them.

Your generous contributions will go towards my travel expenses to secular conventions and help to keep me blogging. Thanks in advance!  -Bridget