Existential humanism is about enriching an individual’s life by helping to make sense of the world.
Religions provide a sense of belonging, being a part of society as a whole. People often remain with the traditional religion they were raised in, partly so as not to be ostracized from the community they live in. But there is currently a lot of questioning about traditional religions, the result of us now living in less homogenous societies and being bombarded with new information on an ongoing basis. And for a growing number people the solutions that traditional religions offer are no longer sufficient for answering their questions about the world as it is today. This conflict between long held beliefs and current information is resulting in people reaching out for different answers about the world they live in.
In this video I explain how the concept of existential humanism came about and give a short introduction as to what it may accomplish for those who might be seeking a new solution that better fits into the modern world.
By combining components of the philosophy of existentialism and the religion of humanism, existential humanism can provide satisfying answers about life, truth, infinity, and other big questions by providing for a dynamic which is missing from traditional religions. For many people who have yet to find satisfying answers to their questions of life existential humanism may be the ideal solution: a dynamic religion for those who think and question.
This is not about being critical of any religion, an essential part of this approach is the equal recognition of all religions and the freedom of individuals to follow whatever path they wish.
I conclude this short video with my perspective on life:
Life is wonderful, live it, enjoy it, be a part of it, but don’t diminish it by attempting to give it a reason for existing