by Roland Fakler
I believe in myself, in my humanistic values and my common sense.
It’s the aim of my life to develop my personality, become educated, gain certain valuable abilities and use them wisely.
I support the values of the European enlightenment and stand up for a humanistic way of life in this world.
I cannot make out a divine force or an other world after death.
Man is highly responsible for his own life and for this world.
It should be his aim to create a just and peaceful world, worth to live in for all people.
Based on reasonable principles this should happen within a democratic society.
The human rights are the most important of these principles. They demand tolerance towards other ways of living and thinking.
Life is not simple but diverse.
Tolerance, however, has its limits if others are intolerant. One cannot tolerate intolerance.
The more people are living in this world, the more difficult it will become to create a just world for all of them. Therefore population-growth should be controlled.
Man is part of an all-embracing nature which has to be protected in our own interest.
Scientific knowledge, which we should not consider as infallible, can give us orientation in our decisions.
Our behaviour should be guided by humanistic principles.
I suppose, that after death I will feel like before my birth, – namely not at all.
Death is the natural redemtion from all evil.
This seems to me a pleasant state, which I must not be afraid of. I and my work will only live on in the mind of other people; – and I will do my best that they keep me in good memory.
My message is: Don’t believe much nonsense. Practice active charity…then heaven will come to earth and with it the welfare of the soul!
Copyright © September 1999 Roland Fakler