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Humanists reject theism and supernaturalism because we want to solve our problems. As my friend Kalai pointed out to me - You can pray all you want - but Jesus isn't going to brush your teeth for you. There are things we have to do for ourselves. Best get on with getting the work done. 

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Get to know people. Make new friends. You never know who might be able to help you - randomly. #Humanism in action.

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We are all at some point going to die. The question is - how do we live life fully without sucumbing to existential angst.

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Now what?

Lost your religion?  

Do you keep your old ethics?  Or adopt new ones?

Can you still celebrate the old holidays?  Or not?

Lots of people, when they become disenchanted with the religion they grew up with transition to non-belief without any problem at all.

Others struggle for a bit to define who they are now that they are no longer religious.

The good news is you don’t have to invent an ethics from scratch.

You can learn from what other non-religious have figured out about what works and what doesn’t. 

One of the reasons I teach people about Humanism is that it provides an ethical framework without dogma and without supernatural belief.

It’s the best of what we have learned so far and what we continue to learn about what it means to be a good human.

Most people end up at some form of Humanism. 

Lost your religion? Save yourself some time, and learn about Humanism.

I have several books that might help. Like: 

And Living Made Simpler – an online course. 

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I was watching Star Talk the other day and a scientist, Helen Fisher, was on talking about the love.

Turns out that there are areas of the brain that activate when the brain is experiencing love and affection.

In fact, there are 3 systems that combine to create love.

The sex drive – the drive to reproduce with someone with compatible genes.

The romantic love system – which focuses our attention on 1 person at a time, which presumably helps us figure out how to satisfy the sex drive.

And attachment, which helps us feel secure in the relationship. We all need this.

Love is a combination of sexual drive, romantic focused attention and attachment. 

What apparently makes love different from lust is that your attention is focused on one person! 

Want to love someone? Focus your attention on them. 

Help them feel secure in your presence by being a good ethical person who supports them.

And get with the sexy sexy.

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