- trust the scientific method when it comes to understanding how the universe works and reject the idea of the supernatural
- make ethical decisions based on reason, empathy, and a concern for human beings and other sentient animals
- believe that, in the absence of an afterlife and any discernible purpose to the universe, human beings can act to give their own lives meaning by seeking happiness in this life and helping others to do the same.
Stephen Fry has recorded a 3 minute video explaining Humanism that is very informative.
You can also learn more at the Humanist website.