Humanist Manifesto I

Published: 1933
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,303 / 5 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 121.2
LoC Category: BJ
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Added to site: 2008.03.22
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n every field of human activity, the vital movement is now in the direction of a candid and explicit humanism. In order that religious humanism may be better understood we, the undersigned, desire to make certain affirmations which we believe the facts of our contemporary life demonstrate.

There is great danger of a final, and we believe fatal, identification of the word religion with doctrines and methods which have lost their significance and which are powerless to solve the problem of human living in the Twentieth Century. Religions have always been means for realizing the highest values of life. Their end has been accomplished through the interpretation of the total environing situation (theology or world view), the sense of valu

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