Saturday, December 29, 2018

Optihumanist Principles 2018

In my annual update to the Optihumanist Principles last year, I replaced "Reason and the Scientific Method are paths to the truth" with "We uphold reason and science as paths to the truth".  At the time, this seemed a bit redundant to me with the following statement later in the document that "We answer the call for a new religion compatible with reason and science".  I resolved to fix it in a future version.

When I write "We answer the call for a new religion", I refer to the 1933 document written by the original Religious Humanists now known as the Humanist Manifesto I: "Religion must formulate its hopes and plans in the light of the scientific spirit and method."  To make it clear that Optihumanism is a direct response to this call, I have revised the Optihumanist Principles to state:
We answer the call for a new religion compatible with the scientific spirit.

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