The Religion For Humanity
(WORKING TOGETHER ON HOW WE SHOULD LIVE ON THIS PLANET)
The only requirement for you to consider yourself a
is the commitment to try to live according to the
Humanian (Rational-Ethical) Ultimate Ethical Principle (HUEP)
defined here as:
WE SHOULD DO THAT WHICH WILL PROMOTE NOT ONLY THE SURVIVAL OF OUR SPECIES, BUT ALSO AS MUCH JOY, CONTENTMENT, AND APPRECIATION (JCA) AS POSSIBLE AND AS LITTLE PAIN, SUFFERING, DISABILITY, AND EARLY DEATH (PSDED) AS POSSIBLE, FOR EVERYONE, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.
WHAT HUMANIANITY IS AND IS NOT
Humanianity is religion in the sense that it is human activity the purpose of which is to help individuals formulate fundamental principles regarding the best way to live their lives, i.e., a basic ethical philosophy (set of beliefs about what the right things to do are, and why, or, stated in a different way, how to be a good person, and why).
Humanianity is a movement within
all religion, and within the human species in general, away from authoritarian
ethics toward rational ethics, and specifically toward ethics based upon the above HUEP, as
these terms are used on this website (see above HOME SECTION MENU: DETAILED INTRO).
Humanianity is not a sudden, new phenomenon, but instead a probably exponential movement
that has been occurring to some extent since an indefinite time in the past. However, it is a movement that is
still very early in its growth, and should, if accomplished, lead to a far better life on this planet than we have
ever known so far. (Compared to how we, as a species, may become, we are still just a toddler.) This movement having
currently received a name is only a part of an effort to clarify and thus help promote the movement, such as to bring
about its much faster growth (especially in response to an increasing sense of urgency).
Humanianity is not an organized religion or even an
organization. There of course will probably develop Humanian organizations with functions including
studying Humanian thought, advocating for Humanianity, and engaging in projects
consistent with the HUEP, but to be Humanian does not require joining any group.
Humanianity is not something to replace or compete with any
group or group activity. Humanianity is a personal
orientation (a commitment to try to live according to the HUEP) that any member of any group can decide to
have, an orientation that may indeed result in that individual attempting to help his or her group(s) improve in certain ways.
In order to be a Humanian, there is no
required set of beliefs other than, by definition, the HUEP, which is an
ethical belief (about what we should do).
You can be a Humanian and still be a member of any specific
religious organization, identify with any specific religious tradition, or have no other religious identification at all. (Perhaps most people come from a specific
religious tradition.) Therefore, you can be a Christian Humanian, a Jewish Humanian, an Islamic Humanian, a Buddhist
Humanian, a Bright Humanian, a
Humanistic Humanian, an atheistic Humanian, or just a Humanian.
Since "Humanian" can be an adjective as well as a noun, you
can be a Humanian Christian, Humanian Muslim, Humanian Humanist, Humanian Atheist, etc.