Let’s talk about humanism. What’s your elevator pitch?
I’ve met god.
Well, not personally. He’s never come over for dinner or stopped by to watch the baseball game, but I’ve met him.
To me, god is not a spiritual being. He’s not some omnipotent force that rules over the land with an iron fist and an (allegedly) warm heart.
I’ve met god through his followers, and often, what I’ve seen has been ugly.
About five or six months ago, I made it my mission to determine what humanism means to me. I read literature (well, a little bit anyway), studied, and talked to others, but nothing quite felt right. I was trying to define something that seemed unidentifiable.
I know, that’s just what you want to hear from the MHA’s Communication Officer, right?
My belief that humanism is undefinable changed one Friday night as I stood in the middle of Smith Park with a roll in one hand and a homeless man’s hand in the other. Suddenly, the entire concept of humanism came down to a single word for me.
think this is really about overly–enthusiastic atheism like it’s being portrayed, keep in mind it was introduced not by secularists, but by Quebec’s Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness who really should go by some other name. You are being used, Atheist Freethinkers.
Humanists all over the state have contacted the MHA about Mississippi’s standard license plates that display “In God We Trust.” To get a plate that doesn’t display this religious message, state residents have to pay extra for a specialty plate. We understand why our members are so upset about this, and we have been fighting hard behind the scenes to provide an additional option at no extra cost for Mississippi residents.
Get the details on how the fight started and where we are now.