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Secular humanism views on suffering and death?
Secular Humanists believe suffering comes from the cause of people or series of unfortunate events. As there is no god or faith outside science death is an end and nothing more. No bright lights at the end of the tunnel, etc. By this cynical worldview suffering can also be viewed as nothing more than an unfortunate emotion evolution has brought on.
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Answer: Why do people suffer and die? The Bible gives us a clear explanation at Romans 5:12. "That is why, just as through one man sin entered into the world and death t…hrough sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned-." Both good and bad humans suffer and die because of the sin and imperfection that we have inherited from our disobedient parents. 1 Corinthians 15:22 says "For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive." A direct result of the sin that we have inherited from our first parents is death. Romans 6:23 says: "For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord." This is why we all suffer and die. The scriptures quoted above explain this. The same scriptures also offer a positive view. 1 Corinthians 15:22 says that "in the Christ all will be made alive," and Romans 6:23 says "the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord." John 17:3 explains this further. "This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ." The Bible holds out a promise to those who take in knowledge of God and Jesus Christ; Everlasting Life. The Bible also holds out another hope to those who take in this knowledge. Revelation 21:3-4 says "With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: "Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Isaiah 25:8 says "He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for Jehovah himself has spoken it." The Bible explains why we all suffer and die but as quoted, it also offers a sure hope of a time when death will be removed and all the pain and suffering we endure today will be soon removed. Death teaches us that life is precious, and suffering reminds us that none could ever have to.
Individualism was a very prominent part of Renaissance living. The term Renaissance man talks of an individual who has skills in many fields and is really a great way of d…escribing the power of individualism in the time period. People strove to be masters of all they did, and the individual flourished, leaving society in an attempt to keep up. Secularism became had never really been a large factor in many European legal systems since Athens. With Europe only just emerging from its Feudal society in which trial by ordeal was so popular, the emergence of secularism into society was much needed in order for democracy to really plant its roots again. With the Catholic church losing power through the Protestant Reformation, and the now very active scholarly outlook on the world being analyzed more than the superstitions of religion, the separation of church from the state was a restarting point for democracy. Humanism, and secularism go hand in hand in this time period. The strong humanist way of thinking and learning brought a new era of scholarship and inquiry instead of settling for the old religious ways of the past. Hope this helped!
In the United States, secular views run from acceptance to the sort of hatred that's born of fear and ignorance. Most people who've studied the facts (psychologists, sociologi…sts, etc.) are of the opinion that homosexuality is just another form of human sexual expression, most probably resulting from interaction between genetic tendencies and "acceptable" cultural expression. For example, in most places, effeminate men are allowed in certain professions, as long as their overt sexuality is not expressed. The variety of views is changing rapidly as more and more homosexually oriented people "come out". Finding out your brother or sister is "a homosexual" forces most people to rethink their prejudices.
Of course it did, all of Europe was hit by the black death.
A secular humanist views sexuality as a creation of nature to encourage reproduction. The animals that never developed sexuality were uninterested in reproduction, and that is… why sexual animals are the only ones that can survive. In the social sense, they would then see it as something natural and not to be ashamed of. We are all animals with sexual urges, and repressing them is not only dangerous to our psyche, but also to our survival as a species.
According to the Wikipedia article on the subject: Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics, and justice, and specifically rejects the supernatur…al and the spiritual as the basis of moral reflection and decision-making. Like other types of humanism, secular humanism is a life stance that focuses on the way human beings can lead good, happy, and functional lives. The term "secular humanism" was coined in the 20th century to make a clear distinction from "religious humanism."
Life at each moment encompasses the body and mind and the self and environment of all sentient beings in the Ten Worlds as well as all insentient beings in the three thousand …realms, including plants, sky, earth, and even the minutest particles of dust. Life at each moment permeates the entire realm of phenomena and is revealed in all phenomena. To be awakened to this principle is itself the mutually inclusive relationship of life at each moment and all phenomena. -Nichiren In Buddhism we believe in causality. Since all the causes you make are strictly yours. You can create the effects of happiness by creating positive causes. This is the amazing freedom of Buddhism and of mastering your own happiness. http://www.sgilibrary.org/view.php?page=3
Secular humanists view sexuality as a part of human life, not subject to the arbitrary demands of an imaginary deity or the control of government. This does not mean that se…cular humanists are necessarily promiscuous. There are perfectly practical reasons to exercise caution about sex, since there are real dangers in the form of sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy, jealousy or other emotional problems, child support payments, etc. Like most secular activities altruism, not morality , is the guiding principle in play. Self determined control is the important issue. This precludes the control of sexuality among consenting responsible adults based on "standards of morality" or government regulation.
I feel no fear of death and seldom give it much thought. When I die I will simply cease to exist. A person may suffer before dying, but death itself has no suffering. My advic…e is to do your best while living and not worry about death. Secular humanists accept death as an inevitability, but embrace life as valuable because of it. Therefore, humanists seek to obtain the best quality of life possible; this usually entails avoiding and preventing needless suffering.
Secular Humanists, with very few exceptions, completely accepthomosexuality as a part of nature.
i dunno either i am doin aproject and all the sites r rubbish so go ask sumuther puyson:PLOL
Answer Whereas most modern religions teach that when a person dies, the soul progresses to an afterlife in heaven or hell, or is re-incarnated in a new life on ea…rth, secular belief is that there is no afterlife. We will live on in the memories of our loved ones, friends and acquaintances.
The HUMAN mind created the secular humanistic view of life. Secular humanism grew out of the Eighteenth Century Enlightenment and Nineteenth Century Freethinking when people b…egan to understand the importance of science and realized that it could answer questions that baffled earlier generations and for which they created religious answers based on belief rather than fact.
The Bible's view of death is certainly worth looking at. Take a look at what it says about the death of Lazarus. John 11:11 Jesus said that Lazarus was sleep. He said he w…as going to awaken him. "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. " The disciples didn't understand that he was talking about death. Notice verses 11-14: 11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. 12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. 13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. 14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 says: For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. Martha told Jesus that she knew there would be a resurrection on the "Last Day". John 11:24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Martha knew this because of what Jesus said at John 5: 28,29 28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. Death is not the end. There is a future time that is "coming" when all asleep in the grave. On the last day. Resurrected by Jesus. All are asleep in the grave until that time.
Secular humanism does not, by its very nature, have an established position on "money and career". SH is simply the philosophical position that there is no preternatural meani…ng, purpose or power in the world and as such humans must find their moral paths as individuals. So if you, as an individual, find money and a good career to be a goal worth pursuing, it is your prerogative to do so. If you do not, you are free to explore and find what you think will make you happiest in life.
The human rights only want to get human rights but with out religion in the world their woldnt be humas rights at all. Religion keeps people from doing bad stuff because with …out believing in a God people woundt be interesting in their lives because they are gonna think " why do I make good deeds if when I die I'm not gonna go anyware" so religion is plays a good role in the world and you should believe in a God because you know there's a God, you can see his finger prints in the world, like the nature, the human life and miracles and Jesus the one that founded the Roman Catholic Church. That's why a secular state would not be good for the country or society.
I am atheist, and I believe that suffering exists in many forms, and that it can be something that a person brought upon themselves, or something we have no control over - but… I do not believe that it is something put on us by a deity. And as far as death goes, we all die. Death is simply the end our lives. I absolutely do not believe that we are resurrected for some kind of judgement, and sent to heaven or hell. Answer: Marcus Aurelius commented that life is more important than death "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive--to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." In general he felt that everyone dies and eventually everyone is forgotten.