I like to take an omniscient view when it comes to topics like these. The world has become very polarised in a manner that has become very toxic for successful co-existence.

We tend to get aligned to what we are firmly rooted in, such that anything contrary to that is devoid of any value or worth and is dismissed forthwith. We are aligned to our religions, our political parties, our groups, and so forth. We do want to find a reason for the occurence of everything, even in believing revelations where they are not relevant. But we are unique and everyone is entitled to their views.

Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism and empiricism) over acceptance of dogma or superstition. The meaning of the term humanism has fluctuated according to the successive intellectual movements which have identified with it. The term was coined by theologian Friedrich Niethammer at the beginning of the 19th century. Generally, however, humanism refers to a perspective that affirms some notion of human freedom and progress.

In modern times, humanist movements are typically non-religious movements aligned with secularism, and today humanism typically refers to a nontheistic life stance centred on human agency and looking to science rather than revelation from a supernatural source to understand the world.

In this regard, I believe society must move in a direction that speaks only of reason and not incline more on the religious aspect. I am a religious person but I believe at times it clouds our judgement.

Definition extracted from Wikipedia

Other bloggers on whether they stand with feminism, womanism or humanism:

Makupsy- Feminism

The Quarter Wife- Feminist or Womanist, It doesn’t matter

Leo Nation- Humanism

 

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