noun; an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems.
About the Editor
Greetings! My name is Becky and I am the chief editor of Happy Humanism. I’m an artist, web designer, mom. science enthusiast and humanist. I had a religious upbringing, but my personal journey in regards to my beliefs led me to embrace an evidence-based philosophy. Although I reject the supernatural, I love myths and stories about gods, fantastic creatures and science fiction.
Being a humanist does not necessarily mean you are atheist (even though I am). There are millions of humanists out there of every religion, or lack there of. Being a humanist does not mean you lack faith. On the contrary, you have abundant faith the the inherent goodness in humanity, and believe that humans helping humans is the only verifiable and measurable way to improve lives across the globe.
What This Site Is
It is evidence-based. I am on the side of science. I believe that science is the only verifiable way we will improve our lives. My mind can be changed based on peer-reviewed evidence. Until such time, I understand that:
- Vaccines work, save countless lives and do not cause autism
- Climate change is real
- GMO is safe and prevents starvation and propagation of deadly diseases
- Alternative medicine is potentially dangerous pseudoscience
It is socially progressive. We do not discriminate against any ethnic background, religion or lack thereof, gender or gender identity.
We’re deeply aware and concerned about injustice and sometimes outright horrors humans are capable of. This is why I find it necessary to emphasis the good in people and try to convey that the MAJORITY of humans are inherently good.
It is biased. There is no news source that is completely without bias, and this one is obviously quite liberal. I do endeavor to be as objective as possible, though.
It’s about people making a positive impact on the world. Plain and simple. 🙂