The Humanist Tradition (Hawkins, Fall 2015)

Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Juliana2 on November 23, 2015
  Access to University should be a right not a privilege   Education is something that is obligatory until the age of 16 in certain part of the world. Pass this age, the choice comes back the youngster to decide wether or not he wants to continue in the path that is education or take another road. However it is essential for a majority of our population to continue their studies.  

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by matthewlep on November 21, 2015
In a letter sent to Nicky Morgan, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has exposed that at least 15 illegal and unregistered schools are operating across England, with a majority of these schools being ‘faith’ schools. Recorded over 800 children across England are in attendance of these unregistered ‘faith’ schools. These children are being abused and are exposed to poor living standards. The British Humanist Association has warned the Department of Education with the problem of these illegal ‘faith’ schools.

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by henleygermain on November 21, 2015
“What the hell is going on in this planet?”   As the past week shocked everyone on the planet with the terrorist attacks in Paris, in what direction is the state of our planet is going? I know some of you reading this might tell yourself “This is nothing new, situations like that happen around the world”. What I mean with my question is if attacks like these happen in New York (9/11) and now in Paris, what will be the outbreak that will make everything fumble into pieces?

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by myriamgatineau on November 20, 2015
The American Humanist Association (AHA) published an article saying that religion and education should be separated. A third grade teacher at Benavides Elementary School was promoting Christianity to her students by having a cross on the wall of the classroom and saying no one is perfect except ‘our lord’.

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by briarbarr on November 20, 2015
A public schools job for a student is to teach freedom of thought and speech. This includes not discriminating a certain belief system and not promoting one’s own world view. On October 15, 2015, a history teacher did just this. He promoted his own religious beliefs and made a discriminating comment on a young student’s own beliefs. This event made its way to court with people on both sides of the argument but the student’s argument won with the court. The school faced consequences and the teacher that was involved faced disciplinary actions. My opinion is this.

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by EtiennePF on November 20, 2015
          Abortion has and still is a controversial subject. Some argued that it is wrong for some religious reason or because it is like taking a life.  On the other side, there are some that claims that until a certain point, the fetus is still not alive, by consequence this argument should not be valid. Humanism on their side are fully in favor of legal and easily accessible abortion for all. Humanists reject the religious reason, why abortion is bad or should not be done, since most humanists believe that religion should not have a place in modern society.

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by powercock1000 on November 20, 2015
Assisted dying is an ethical dilemma that is very often brought up yet never solved. When it comes to the life and death of a human being, it is hard to adapt your opinion. It is natural to have strong opinions in such absolutes since the outcome is the life of a person. The problem in this debate is that the vast majority of the party that is against euthanasia is religious.   

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by powercock1000 on November 20, 2015
Assisted dying is an ethical dilemma that is very often brought up yet never solved. When it comes to the life and death of a human being, it is hard to adapt your opinion. It is natural to have strong opinions in such absolutes since the outcome is the life of a person. The problem in this debate is that the vast majority of the party that is against euthanasia is religious.   

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by TheMindUnleashed on November 20, 2015
Secularist Bloggers Murdered for Expressing their Freedom of Speech

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by Michelle on November 20, 2015
After the attacks of Paris that happened on Friday November 13th 2015, Humanists Canada issued a publication saying that ‘’Once again, we are together in our grief and united in our results’’.  They give their sympathy to the victims and the families, and they say that people are earth are again dealing with ‘’inhumane attacks’’. They are expecting that justice will win and that the terrorists will stop, and they express this by also adding ‘’humanity has never succumbed to bullying’’.

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by Coral Phillips on November 20, 2015
 Freedom of religion is considered by most people to be a fundamental human right. No matter how bizarre or strange we might think someone’s religious belief is, like a lot of people will think about this one, it is still their religious belief and they have the right to freely express it.

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by SGOUR. on November 20, 2015
In light of recent world events, many individuals turn to their world views for consolidating. Many major religious heads have made comments on the Paris attacks and condemn the ISIS terrorist. Andrew Copson, President of The International Humanist and Ethical Union, recently commentated on the event. Copson stated that the terrorist acts epitome of anti-human ideology. He questions ISIS’ true intentions and portrays their movement as one of hate and evil. Copson goes on to explain the right way for humanist to look at the situation.

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by 1431536 on November 19, 2015
I know when reading the title you will probably say: oh no not another article on the attack... But, what I want to do with this post is not to bore you, it is to woke up some people who seems to not understand very well the situation. 

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by mimeault.eric on November 19, 2015
In today’s society, climate change and the health of the earth is slowly becoming a very big issue. Every day, there is more and more evidence coming out that our population is causing too much harm to the earth’s environment. Governments around the world are starting to input stronger laws to society to try and reduce the harm being done.

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by rachelstephanii on November 18, 2015
      As many of you may have heard, a tragedy occurred in Paris on November 13, 2015. For those who may not be aware, there was a shooting that took place in “...cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall” (The Associated Press) killing approximately 127 innocent people.

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by Valerie on November 17, 2015
Growing up, we are being told that we are special, unique; that our lives is ours, that there is so much to achieve. That life was full of possibilities (and it is), that we can be anything. In short, we are free.

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by Steven_Lam on November 7, 2015
So I've been thinking... this whole semester we've been looking and talking about people who are deemed to be humanists and at what they've done for the humanist movement. However, although it has been mentioned, I find that we haven't focused much on the qualities-- for the lack of a better word-- of a humanist; what makes someone a REAL humanist? 

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2 years 4 days ago

I am outraged by this comment, and if I understand well, it is the young girl who told Samara she could not dress up. I think the mother should of explain her right away why this comment is so bad. Children are not color blind, but they are very naive and do not understand the world they are in, in a sort of way. What I mean by this, is that the young girl probably did not know what she was saying. I think it is the fault of the mother, who did not explain to her; she does not have to get mad, but maybe just apologize to the young girl, and then explain it to her. For Samara, it is very sad, and I hope now she is better and her mom explained to her what was happening...even if it really sad that she had to live this. However, children are children, and sometimes it is not meant to be mean, they just do not know. Also, I do not think that it is the fault of Disney; they do not really have something to do with this. But your comment was really good and interesting!

2 years 4 days ago

The topic of the article you chose is what I think to be one of the most prominent forms of racism today. Like yourself I haven’t really faced the abuse of white privilege since I am white. Learning more about white privilege it really makes me think about all the things I did and got because I’m white. There is probably plenty of things that I did not deserve but got anyway. I do agree very much with the author when she says races do not exist and that racism and white privileges still exist because whites never were put in a situation of discrimination towards then. As Curnoe says in his article, races simply do not exist. Skin colour differs from the amount of skin exposure they have. So to discriminate another person due to their darker skin colour does not make sense. Also our first ancestor are all from Africa and they all have darker skin. Which means we are discriminating our original skin tone. I think Nancy Lee Grahn was extremely wrong for the tweets that see put out. I think things should be done for people who discriminate in public. It is not right and it should not be allowed in any circumstances. I do think social media is helping a lot on eliminating racism from our world and I think we are moving on the right path.

2 years 2 weeks ago

You stilled my words of my mouth in what world do we live in today. Their is a big conflicts with terrorist hat need to be solve to , many human died over this war either that their innocent or not. No humans should be killed for their belief, everyone should be able to have their opinion, and live their full life. Humanity should be fighting over important thing such as medicine to save humans and their health problems, A world were we as human in different country shouldn't spend extreme amount of money to protect their own people. A world where humans live in peace because we are all the same under ours skin. we are all made of Bones a blood.

2 years 2 weeks ago

I totally agree with Henley’s above comment there is no one on this planet have the right to judge someone belief. Before judging someone opinion or choice, shouldn't human try to understand why they do those unique choice.

Reply to: Abortion for all
2 years 2 weeks ago

This is a pretty touchy subject because there are so many different views about it. Women AND men should make the decision about having an abortion. We tend to leave men out of this issue but they a part of it as much as women (except for non present fathers or rapers). Of course the women goes through the process of the nine month cycle, but the man is the father as much as she is the mother. I think it is wrong to say that “most humanists believe that religion should not have a place in modern society”. I am an atheist but I think we can have religion but not mix it with medicine or politics. Finally I totally agree that we should have sexual education in school because too many young people are unaware of what to do with sex in their lives.

2 years 2 weeks ago

Obviously the choice of dying by euthanasia should be given to the patient and no one else. However if that person was in a coma and there was a tiny little chance that they would survive again, I think we wouldn't have the right to press game over on his life. But I totally agree with the fact that Church should not be mixed with medicine, because we have evolved enough to be able to separate those two aspects of our life.

2 years 2 weeks ago

I totally agree with the fact that humanist will never 25 000 refugees die in war or that human beings must do whatever is in their power to help these people. But what if it becomes like some spy shit. In other words what if this is all a set up, what if some of those refugees were coming here instead to create another war. Did you ask yourself how come that bomb in France came to pass without any body leaking an information to the police. I think that some of those refugees are spies and they will here and do the same thing that has happened in France. So a better way to help them will be to send them off into an unknown island and provide with them with food and water until the war in their countries stops. If not chaos is coming and it is not coming small, it is coming 25 000 times bigger. Beware of who you are helping.

2 years 3 weeks ago

That is one hell of a religion to follow, but everyone has the right to believe in what they want to believe. She had every right to contact the AHA, who are we to judge? (Even if the religion is extremely unique).

2 years 3 weeks ago

Now here is an article that i can get behind! The information provided and the links between brain freeze and migraine is quite interesting. Now the question still remains though; how do we avoid these painful experiences and are we forever doomed to the bain freeze?

2 years 3 weeks ago

I completely agree to the fact that saving 25 000 people is the most moral, humanistic thing to do. I believe that not because you believe in a certain religion that you are a terrorist. Extremists, in this case, are terrorists. It is not because you are a Muslim that you instantly agree with these extremists.Have you ever thought about the fact that Muslims are always referred to ISIS, but Christians aren't referred to the KKK? However, no one sees a Christian and gets scared because they associate them to the KKK. I still believe we should be careful and take full precautions about who we decide to bring in our country, to make sure no extremist from ISIS comes in.

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