‘We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. 

The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia.’
Richard Dawkins (1941-) scientist and author

What's it all for?

Humanists believe that life ends at death, because the mind is part of the body and there is no evidence or reason to suggest that it can ever survive without the rest of the body.

People often fear death, but it is the fact of death that brings structure to our lives. Without death but with eternal life, what could motivate us to do anything, to care for others, to seek achievements – what would be the point? Of course, many of us ask questions such as ‘Why are we here?’ or ‘What is it all about?’ but humanists do not look for answers to such questions from religion or superstition. For humanists, the answers are present in humanity, in our relationships, aspiration and experiences.

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