Because people are sometimes unaware of what Humanism actually is, they tend to fill in the blanks and assume it’s some sort of ‘New Age’ cult or something. It really isn’t.

If someone says they’re a Humanist all they’re indicating is their perspective on life. It represents those who believe there is no higher power determining our fate, this is the life we have and it is up to us to make the most of our opportunities and skills, helping one another along the way. In fact, when people hear my explanation, they often comment ‘it’s just common sense’.

Humanism has been here since the earliest beginnings of philosophy and in order to answer the questions we all have it turns to reason, science and human experience. When asked in buffet queues I say ‘It’s for atheists who’d rather say what they do believe in instead of what they don’t’. Seems to do the trick!