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 power or a hereafter. There are apparently only natural forces.
Man is highly responsible for his own life and for this world. It should be his aim to create a just and peaceful world, for all people. This should be done on the basis of rational principles within a liberal democracy. The human rights are the most important of these principles. They demand tolerance for other ways of living and thinking. Life is not simple but diverse. Tolerance, however, has its limits if others are intolerant. You cannot tolerate intolerance!
The more people there are, the harder it is to create a just world for all. Therefore the population-growth should be controlled.
Man is part of an all-embracing nature that needs to be protected and preserved in his own interest. Scientific findings that should not be considered infallible give us guidance in our decisions. Humanistic principles should govern our actions.
I suppose, that after death I will feel like before my birth, – namely not at all. Death is the natural salvation of all evil. Only in the memory of others will I and my work live on – and I will do my best that they keep me in good memory.
My message is: Don’t believe so much nonsense. Practice active charity…then the kingdom of heaven will come to earth and with it the welfare of the soul!
Copyright © September 1999 Roland Fakler
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