Humanist Corner

HUMANIST CORNER December 2017

“Non-violence is the weapon of the strong.” “We need to be the change we wish to see in the world.” “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” Mahatma Gandhi It’s that most humanistic time of the year again, when light returns, and for a brief moment even re-birth seems … Continued

HUMANIST CORNER – November 2017

HUMANIST CORNER November 2017 “Hope is being able to see there is light despite all the darkness.” Desmond Tutu “I am still encouraged to go on. I wouldn’t know where else to go.” E.B.White, American writer In his poem “The Second Coming” W.B. Yeats says, “Things fall apart, the center cannot hold. Mere anarchy is … Continued

HUMANIST CORNER October 2017

“A lie travels half way around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.” Mark Twain “Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” Andre Gide Certainly, we UU’s fall into that tribe of seekers because most denominations already have a finished product. Unfortunately, for many that product … Continued

HUMANIST CORNER September 2017

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” Elizabeth Stone “A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” Eda J. LeShan We missed our usual Sunday attendance at the fellowship … Continued

HUMANIST CORNER August 2017

HUMANIST CORNER August 20178 “Humanism is a rational philosophy informed by science, guided by reason, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion. Affirming the dignity of each human being, it supports liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility. Free of theism and other supernatural beliefs, humanism derives the goals of life from human … Continued

HUMANIST CORNER June 2017

“HERE MAN FROM THE PLANET EARTH FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON JULY 1969 A.D. WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND” Plaque left on the moon by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. “When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried.” Buzz Aldrin Apollo Mission February 1971. If you’re … Continued

HUMANIST CORNER May 2017

HUMANIST CORNER May 2017 “Breathes there a man with soul so dead who never to himself hath said, “This is my own, my native land”? Sir Walter Scott “Was there ever a man with soul so jaded, that stood idly by as his habitat faded? Ever a man so lacking in worth, could pile up … Continued

HUMANIST CORNER April 2017

HUMANIST CORNER April 2017 “You are child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. With all its sham and drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” You surely recognized those lines taken from “Desiderata,” that … Continued

HUMANIST CORNER March 2017

“I raise up my voice not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard….we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” Malala Yousafzai “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” Gloria Steinem “Women belong in all places where decisions … Continued

HUMANIST CORNER February 2017

HUMANIST CORNER February 2017 “Women hold up half the sky.” Chinese proverb “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” Madeleine Albright “”I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s … Continued