Humanist Corner

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

HUMANIST CORNER December 2016

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” Aldous Huxley “If man is to survive, he shall have to drastically change his way of thinking.” Albert Einstein There’s a sly saying that if you remember the Sixties, you probably weren’t there. But Bell and I were. Really! In fact, along with our little … Continued

HUMANIST CORNER November 2016

HUMAN IST CORNER November 2016 “Illegals have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.” Robert Orben “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” Groucho Marx I held off this month’s “Corner” until after election day and then, like you, … Continued

HUMANIST CORNER September 2016

“In regards to the price of commodities, the rise of wages operates as simple interest does, the rise of profit operates like compound interest. Our merchants and masters complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising prices and lessening the sale of goods. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high … Continued

HUMANIST CORNER October 2016

HUMANIST CORNER October 2016 “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.” “Peace cannot be kept by force, it can be achieved by understanding.” Albert Einstein The “Corner” is late arriving this month because to be quite frank, perhaps … Continued