The enemy of humanism is hate, is fear, is ignorance, is the darker part of man that is in every humanist, every person in the world. That is the thing we have to fight. Faith is something we have to embrace. Faith in God means believing absolutely in something with no proof whatsoever. Faith in humanity means believing absolutely in something with a huge amount of proof to the contrary. We are the true believers!
Joss Whedon, speaking after receiving the 3rd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism from the Humanist Society at Harvard University (video of full speech). (via sean-clancy)
FAITH IN HUMANITY! That’s what I’m talkin’ ‘bout! It’s a battle to see if the ideas of the best in us can overcome the actions of the worst in us.