Humanism, Atheism and Apatheism: A Discussion

Just made this video for youtube - thought I would share it here. I've been thinking about this for the past few days because of a discussion I had on Sunday in Miami. A member of the Atheist movement was adamant that Humanism is a subset of Atheism and while I am an atheist, I just don't agree with that. To me, Humanism is more apatheist than atheist. Let me know what you think.


  1. I read in the book "Good Without God" by Greg M. Epstein that one may identify oneself as "deist" or "spiritual" and still be able, probably, to call oneself a Humanist (page xii). I am an atheist who thinks my atheism is essential to my humanism. However, as a Humanist, I am obliged to respect the irrefutable findings of Science. If Science "proves" that God exists, I would have to adjust my humanism accordingly, either by focusing more on the afterlife (if "God" includes an afterlife) or by pleasing God (if "God" has power to intervene in my human life). I doubt that I could be apathetic if Science proved that God is real.
    Therese L. Broderick
    Albany, NY, USA

  2. I agree with you 100% and am going to steal your phrase apatheist.

    I follow things in the atheist world because of issue of church and state. I am very much apatheist. I could care less whether God exists or not.


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