An Awesome and Splendid Responsibility

Stephen Fry, British comedian and commentator, came out officially as a Humanist this week. His definition of Humanism is one I think is worth sharing.

According to Stephen, Humanism “is an acceptance of the awesome and splendid responsibility we each have for our own destinies, ethics and morals.” He further states that Humanism is about embracing “the shared glories of humanity's intellectual and spiritual struggle to understand the universe into which we are born with honesty, openness and faith in our own natures.”

Thank you Stephen for reminding us why we should all nail our colors to the mast as Humanists.


  1. "And that is what is so brilliant about it! It will catch the watchful Hun totally off guard! Doing precisely what we've done eighteen times before is exactly the last thing they'll expect us to do this time!"

    Oh, wait. That's Fry as Melchett in Blackadder Goes Forth. NOnetheless: good job, Mr. Fry!

  2. It's very refreshing that Stephen mentions religion not a bit.

    Too bad certain other parties can't follow his example...


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