Radius, as far as I see this thread, you have yet to:
a/ untangle your original question about Humanism from your understandable and human concern for the viability of our planet for human life that you seem to have an answer for.
They are not the same question, and I think you have muddled them.
b/ actually support your own admittedly authoritarian approach to the challenges that we face.
OK, so where do we agree?
We agree that our understanding is that there is no god/s/. That's good.
We also agree that our consumption is unsustainable.
What I have difficulty with, after reading this thread and your link, is that the answer is more in intelligence. One could have a brain the size of a planet yet have no empathy, understanding of fellow human beings existence and challenges, learning together to make sense of the world, care and joy in the interaction with others, however challenged they may be. These are the things that make me a Humanist.
I have no problem if Humanism is not for you. But it would be nice, on a Humanist forum, for you to have more respect and understanding for your fellow human beings than you have shown so far...
And I must also say how much I agree with
Emma wrote:Incidentally, could we please stop talking about people "destroying the planet" or, for that matter, "saving the planet". We're not destroying the planet. The planet doesn't need saving. It will manage perfectly well whatever we do, however much it warms up. What we need to save is the planet's ability to keep us alive and reasonably comfortable. Us human beings, that is, and other sentient creatures. But the planet will bounce back, even if we don't.
We are not important in the life of our planet. Humanism is about making meaning of the one life we paltry human beings have, and to me that wholeheartedly includes human rights as a darn good place to start, and work towards, as many of us here do...