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hyooh muh ni zuhm

  • n  the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
  • n  the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
  • n  the cultural movement of the Renaissance; based on classical studies

  • Infinite Jest: David Foster Wallace's marathon send-up of humanism at the end of its tether is worth the effort.
  • They have immersed themselves, with a fervor matched by few devotees of any religious sect, in a fully imagined future world, where harmony and humanism have triumphed and the .
  • So humanism has not traditionally included women.
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    Please login to view the requested resource. Are Christians living in exciting times? Humanism is dying and the opportunity lies again in the lap of the Church to forge a freer land than we have ever had. Freedom requires virtue. Virtue...
    July 5, 2013 - The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record
  • Reasoning your way to faith: Are all religious values, traditions equal to you?
    For all the rational value of humanism, or the rejection of religion in atheism, they feel like zero-sum enterprises. Western moderns make our way using our minds and trusting in science for what we know. Those of us raised in religion, or who have chosen to live within one, do find value in them.
    June 13, 2013 - Denver Post

  • Traian Basescu in International Herald Tribune
    The regime exterminated people by assassination and deportation of hundreds of thousands of people,Basescu said. "Behind the socialist humanism there was hidden the most profound contempt for people, for the individual."
  • Tassos Papadopoulos in Guardian Unlimited
    Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos described him as "a model of humanism, dignity and kindness. His name became synonymous with the ideals of philanthropy and selfless love towards our fellow man."
  • Fatih Akin in AFP
    This referendum conflicts with my understanding of humanism, tolerance and the belief that harmonious co-existence of peoples of differing backgrounds, races and religions must be possible,Akin said in an open letter. "As a child of Muslim...

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