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by Mike
December 31st, 2009, 8:26 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Spirituality in Humanism
Replies: 27
Views: 11803

Re: Spirituality in Humanism

Sorry double post.
by Mike
December 31st, 2009, 8:26 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Spirituality in Humanism
Replies: 27
Views: 11803

Re: Spirituality in Humanism

If our deep knowing & understanding of the truth (What is right etc) doesen't come from God where does it come from? As others have alluded to we are (have evolved from being) a pack/tribe animal. Therefore our understanding is based upon that tribal instinct to survive and thrive - no God required...
by Mike
December 29th, 2009, 2:35 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Campaign to stop Council prayers
Replies: 71
Views: 7837

Re: Campaign to stop Council prayers

I have to say that I am very surprised that this (prayers) still goes on. I assumed that it had stopped years ago!
by Mike
December 29th, 2009, 11:14 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Views on Pantheism
Replies: 24
Views: 3627

Re: Views on Pantheism

I can totally relate to this, Mike, and I would say that its a very important and meaningful part of my life. However, to me, the "-theism" (god) seems redundant. I think its enough to simply exclaim a childlike "ah!" Anything else is too much. Ikiru from what you say I do not think that we are too...
by Mike
December 29th, 2009, 11:08 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Views on Pantheism
Replies: 24
Views: 3627

Re: Views on Pantheism

I often feel that as well. However, I don't feel it when taking note of vomit on the pavement, cancer, tsunamis, the HIV virus, motor neurone disease, volcanoes, that sort of stuff. What I feel then is "Mother Nature? What a bitch!" Oh but Mother Nature is indeed a bitch. It is not all fluffy bunny...
by Mike
December 29th, 2009, 10:47 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Your 10 Favorite Bands?
Replies: 37
Views: 7417

Re: Your 10 Favorite Bands?

I am going to show my age here -

1 Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
2 Billy Joel
3 Beatles
4 Pink Floyd
5 Motorhead
6 Pogues
7 Black Sabbath
8 Sex Pistols
9 David Bowie
10 Madness
by Mike
December 26th, 2009, 5:30 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Views on Pantheism
Replies: 24
Views: 3627

Re: Views on Pantheism

PS Apologies for typos but I am posting from a mobile phone and correcting errors is almost impossible. I hope that my post was not too hard to read.
by Mike
December 26th, 2009, 5:25 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Views on Pantheism
Replies: 24
Views: 3627

Re: Views on Pantheism

Just forthe record, this (me) Pantheist does not use the words God or Worship. Reverance though is something I do relate to. The best way that I can describe my Pantheism is this - Most days I walk my dogs along the beach or through the woods. (I am luvky enough to live in a beautiful area) When I t...
by Mike
December 24th, 2009, 7:32 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Views on Pantheism
Replies: 24
Views: 3627

Re: Views on Pantheism

Nick wrote:OK, B2W, what do you make of the ideas posted? Sadly, it appears Mike has taken his bat home.....
No, I am still here.
by Mike
December 23rd, 2009, 8:19 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?
Replies: 169
Views: 22966

Re: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?

I'd gladly sell my house. I would not do the same to pay for medical treatment for a pet(which was the question I originally asked--more or less) My dogs are insured so hopefully it would never come to that, but if it did, I would sell the house for my dogs. No question whatsoever, they will always...
by Mike
December 23rd, 2009, 7:54 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?
Replies: 169
Views: 22966

Re: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?

:clap: :clap: :clap:

I too am in total agreement with Freddo's post.
by Mike
December 22nd, 2009, 10:21 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Views on Pantheism
Replies: 24
Views: 3627

Re: Views on Pantheism

As a Pantheist myself could I just point out that we do not actually believe in "God" or "Gods" at all. The basic view of the Pantheist is that all is "divine" (Inverted commas deliberate) and therefore nature itself, though not God, is the basic driver of our existance. Most of us would consider ou...
by Mike
December 16th, 2009, 3:25 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Do you believe in god?
Replies: 76
Views: 7024

Re: Do you believe in god?

No
by Mike
December 15th, 2009, 9:09 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?
Replies: 169
Views: 22966

Re: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?

Hey Mike, I wouldn't judge the whole forum by one thread ... Or, indeed, the entire humanist movement by one thread. I'm taken aback, to put it mildly, by your comment, Mike. You read one on-line thread involving a handful of participants not all of whom even describe themselves as humanists, you d...
by Mike
December 13th, 2009, 2:17 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?
Replies: 169
Views: 22966

Re: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?

Hey Mike! I disagreed as well, and think I posted about it earlier in the thread - but can't be arsed to check. I'm not a humanist, but this is a very thought provoking place to hang out, with some good discussions. Indeed Sir you did disagree as well. (I tried to quote your words too - but sadly m...
by Mike
December 13th, 2009, 1:45 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?
Replies: 169
Views: 22966

Re: Is spending shitloads of money on pet vet treatment immoral?

"We can all agree that people are more important than animals..."

Actually I cannot agree with that statement and, after reading through this thread, I feel that I may have made a mistake by becoming involved in this (Humanist) movement.