Humanism: my definition

What do I mean when I say I’m a “humanist?”

For me, humanism means that I’m interested in making this planet and the human experience upon it, better for as many people as possible.

I have little to no interest in wasting time or resources on anything masquerading as truth, which is in fact untrue, untestable, mythological, fictional, or supernatural. 

I do however have an interest in thwarting attempts to disenfranchise reality by those who would see fiction replace fact, or by those whose supernatural beliefs infringe upon the natural rights of others, particularly in the public domain.

My concern is with reality, human knowledge, and ultimately the human condition. 

About Ryan

Ryan is a science advocate, history fan, amateur polemicist, consultant, and soccer player, dreaming of being a writer. His first book project is about critical thinking. He blogs regularly about debt and personal finance at He is available for writing projects on a number of subjects. Contact him at dadindebtblog at gmail dot com.
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3 Responses to Humanism: my definition

  1. I like your definition. I defined it too in my blog. Here’s the link if you want to check it out. :)

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