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Future Directions of Rationalism and Humanism

13 - 15 February, 2015
Duart House, 51 Duart Road, Havelock North

World class speakers, Professor Martin Manning, Professor Guy Standing (London - pictured below), Russell Wills, and Sara Passmore will discuss the world's moral dilemmas. A key event for Humanists, Rationalists, Sceptics and you.

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A Christmas (Winter Solstice) story.

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Mithra was a Persian/Indian god of the 6th century BC. Apparently, he was born of a virgin on December 25th (as were the gods Osiris, Horus, Marduk, Sol, Saturn, and Apollo), a birth witnessed by shepherds, and by gift-bearing Magi who had followed a falling star. [...] Like the god Attis, Mithra was sacrificed at the spring equinox, rose up after three days, and ascended to paradise. Mithra celebrated a Last Supper with his 12 disciples (representing the 12 signs of the zodiac). In memory of this, his worshippers would 'eat' their god in the form of wafers and bread...


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The Challenge of Modern Humanism


Human beings must accept responsibility for themselves, each other and our planet
There is no evidence of any supernatural power to help, reward or punish us
We must gain greater understanding of our world and our fellow human beings. Our resources for this are our
   - human experience
   - modern knowledge
   - capacities for reason, compassion and co-operation
Humanism is the use of human reason in the service of compassion
God impregnated a virgin so that he could be born so that he could die so that he could appease himself.
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