December 10, 2012
I embrace atheism as a positive force for good - well, in as much as any individual in a belief system can act as a positive force. Curious as to what differentiates humanism from atheism.
I have always worked to promote co-operation as a force for societal good, in my work with the German Higher Education Council, City & Guilds or in my current role as co-ordinator of a vibrant asylum/refugee social support group. I try to live sustainably, and barter services where I can. I feel that we must continue to acquire knowledge in order to live well, and that life is a very small bag of sweets that we must savour and enjoy before we get chucked in the bin of history. Humour is probably our greatest asset.
Drat it; as a parent, I have to say my children, family, community and society in general. But, I do find difference more interesting than similarity, and tend to mix with folk from all (and no) faiths, those who err towards the nasty side of life as well as the good. Culture and environment as a source of identity, politics and economics as impetus for power, and as instruments of change and good. I do have a bit of a propensity to visit houses more often where I know the food will be good, which tends to sometimes overcome the moral argument, but well, even an atheist army must march on its stomach.
Er, I really can't work out how to do this.
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I am an atheist who is generally interested in the Human condition, and all that integrates and isolates us from ourselves and others. Involved in refugee and asylum support, with a passion for linguistics (and food!)