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Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Christian Humanism

I was browsing Wikipedia yesterday and came upon this interesting notion of Christian Humanism. Apparently, it's similar to Judaistic Humanism. Having a naturalistic perspective like Humanism, it doesn't include any supernatural notions. It also looks at ethics as being centered on human needs, prosperity, and happiness. But at the same time, it values its Christian heritage, history, and the teachings of love, peace, and brotherhood taught by Jesus. Although the site doesn't mention it, I'm reminded of Thomas Jefferson, who called himself a Christian (because he followed Jesus' teachings) but thought that efforts to view him as a deity was a distraction and a perversion of the religion.

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