Easy Definition of Humanism?

My core definition of humanism is that humans can solve human problems by human means. I am not saying other things can’t or shouldn’t be added to it but to me a definition of humanism must always contain something coherent to such a thinking or not contradict such as I have offered. Thus, why it is appropriate to say “good without god” when one is a...

“Atheists don’t believe in things”

“Atheists don’t believe in things”   I Believe Archaeology not Myths:   As in, I hold the value (axiology) of archaeology (empirical and humanities evidence), which is part of my love for knowledge (epistemology) of the past, adding to our intellectual (rational) awareness of natural reality (correspondence theory of truth) of actual events (scientific realism) understood as involving no magic (metaphysical naturalism). On the other hand, religions and gods are myths (collection of stories) inaccurate accounts of the past (phenomenon perception error) or tails to establish thinking or behaviors, supporting faith (non-rationality) in some unreal belief, behavior or creative fiction of nonevents as well as misleading or overblowing actual events (epistemological problems of perception or justification). Ontology, Epistemology, & Axiology argument/challenge...

Do you really know about buddhism?

“Buddhist is not all kindness as there were terrorist buddhists monks in Myanmar are violent, there is at least one buddhist sect that strongly opposes the Dalai Lama and Pol Pot as well as those under him where Buddhist and Pol Pot carried out genocide.” “Well, when some dude’s philosophy gets turned into religion, it’s got potential to go south, no matter how sensible the original philosophy may be. It’s easy to twist thinking.” – Challenger  Ok, do you mean in about 483 B.C.with The First Buddhist Council on or before that? “According to the scriptures of all Buddhist schools, the first Buddhist Council was held soon after the death of the Buddha, dated by the majority of recent scholars around 400 BCE,[1] under the patronage of king Ajatashatru with the monk Mahakasyapa presiding, at Sattapanni caves Rajgriha (now Rajgir). Its objective was to preserve the Buddha’s sayings (suttas) and the monastic discipline or rules (Vinaya). The Suttas were recited by Ananda, and the Vinaya was recited by Upali. According to some sources, the Abhidhamma Pitaka, or its matika, was also included. Also the Sangha made the unanimous decision to keep all the rules of the Vinaya, even the lesser and minor rules.” Ref “By the time of the Fourth Buddhist councils, Buddhism had long since splintered into different schools. The Theravada had a Fourth Buddhist Council in the first century BCE in Tambapanni, i.e. Sri Lanka, at Aloka Lena now Alu Vihara during the time of King Vattagamani-Abaya. However it should be clarified that an anonymous local chieftain had given patronage and not the king, since he was a firm follower of the...