Paramount , without question. The only thing that sets us apart from animals is brains and civilisation. Other animals are faster stronger, more hardy.
So from that point yes. Secondly it’s an easy way to better yourself, I come from a family which I think sits squarely in working class. But because I’ll go to uni , and because I’ll be a professional my children will probably deem themselves middle class. But university and education isn’t about just going to get a job. It’s about prestige , and I realise a lot of the value of a degree has gone because so many people get them. But go to a reputable place and get yourself a good degree and it’s still a great accolade.
Well today. We had to cancel the open mic night because all the bloody acts pulled out on us and we’d sold bugger all tickets.
I had a reasonable day until I saw Arianne outside the window at the end of school , and then my friend Laura told me how long she’d been with her BF , so I said “Arianne and I managed 17.5 months” and then Laura and Jess started asking me why we broke up. And I didn’t fancy going into much detail so I kept it simple, we weren’t working. Laura said “you clearly were if you’re still friends” Which makes sense really. There’s still a chemistry there , we get on really well chatting.
The problem is that I’m realising more and more each day that I still love her.
Well I don’t believe in god. I prefer to put my faith in science and humanity instead.
I’m a Humanist. That means I don’t believe in god , but I don’t label myself athiest as that’s defining yourself in terms of god. And why would I want to define myself in terms of something I don’t believe in.
Humanism is about morality and ethics based on rational though and not religion or dogma. It’s about saying life has whatever purpose you give it, not what god has. Be happy and productive and you can make the world a better place.
There are no set doctrines with humanism , beyond weigh things up for yourself , think about your choices, and don’t treat people how you wouldn’t want to be treated.
I’m a scientist, if you can prove something I’ll believe in it, don’t use god to plug the gaps in our knowledge because in reality it’s far more satisfying to wonder and debate than to put it down to a dude with a beard.
“I will not be told. I will be shown; I will be inspired; I will be led; but I won’t be told.”—Stephen Fry addressing the Harvard Humanists after receiving “The Lifetime Achievement Award for Advancing Cultural Humanism”. (via asonge)