Talk:Humanism

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Confucian influences on Humanism[edit]

I am not comfortable with this line "Taoist and Confucian secularism contain elements of moral thought devoid of religious authority or deism however they only partly resembled our modern concept of secularism"[1]. First, it confuses the related but different topics of secularism with humanism. Second, there are several Confucian principles that are consistent with contemporary humanism. These include, Confucian belief in the ethic of reciprocity [2], altruism toward others [3], and meritocracy [4].

If you agree, a minimalist edit could be: "Taoist and Confucian secularism contain elements of moral thought devoid of religious authority or deism and are partly reflected modern secularism and humanism."

A more detailed update could be along these lines: "Taoist and Confucian secularism contain elements of moral thought devoid of religious authority or deism and are partly reflected modern secularism and humanism, including the ethic of reciprocity [5], altruism toward others [6], and meritocracy [7]" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.189.222.67 (talkcontribs)

You can find more about Humanism and Confucian in the book Humanism in East Asian Confucian Contexts. Bladesmulti (talk) 04:59, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

External links[edit]

I'd appreciate if it can be clarified why the external links I added are not deemed appropriate. There are links to the American and British humanist associations, why not to the Canadian one, since all three are mentioned in the article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Talar (talkcontribs) 01:06, 13 June 2015 (UTC)