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Author Topic: Irish Humanism, to be sure


Alcuin
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Irish Humanism, to be sure
on: May 15, 2018, 21:57

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/humanism-to-be-taught-in-educate-together-primary-schools-1.3080168
..“While there is no shortage of teaching resources about religious belief systems such as Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism and Judaism, there has been very little up until now and certainly nothing Irish-produced, in terms of teaching resources about humanism, atheism or agnosticism,” he said,

“These lesson plans will go a long way towards addressing this need. They will also help to affirm the identity of schoolchildren from family backgrounds reflecting these philosophical outlooks.”...
Unquote.

I think it is misleading to think of humanism as a 'belief system' as it certainly doesn't describe how my mind works. I've always thought of humanism as better than having a 'system of beliefs'. It is just a principle: to try to live a good life without superstition. Also, to challenge every belief with critical thinking, reason and evidence without keeping any belief sacred. Not much 'system' in that.

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