[...] with matching sensitivity, she asks and answers-in a mere two lines-the basic question that drives us humanists: Q "Why is humanism not the preeminent belief of humankind?" A "Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions." Lauretta Richardson Alberta, VA To Be Free I was dismayed to read in "The Issue at Hand" (November/December 2007) from the editor of the Humanist, that "the claim that all humanists are atheists is debatable," while the definition of humanism on inside the front cover reads, in part: "Free of theism and other supernatural beliefs, humanism thus derives the goals of life from human need and interest rather than from the theological."
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