- Try to be a good person. Not to avoid burning in eternal hell. Just because it makes life better for everyone.
- Form your own beliefs based on evidence, fact and reason. 211 more words
We must all ask ourselves; what does it mean to be a good person? Are there a set of rules to obey or could we trust our own judgement?
For me, to be a good person you must at least try to be a good person- I do believe that's the entire point.
When discussing morality, people use religion as a crutch. This is obviously problematic considering religion has done its fair share of damage, murder, and evil. Even though I reject the idea of morality, I understand how to be a "good" person, or at least I understand what's socially acceptable.
Humanist morality indulges itself in the concept of helping others because it is obvious that there is no help from beyond ourselves.
While religion teaches you that you're broken and in need saving, humanism knows you're unique and important for the success of the human species.