Buddhism and Humanism

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Using a couple of related listener questions as a jumping off point, we start a conversation about what Buddhism might have to say about (secular) humanism or what humanism might have to say about Buddhism. Apart from anything humanism may have to say about the rejection of a supernatural or religious foundation for ethical behavior, humanism also has something to say about about humanity’s place in and our relationship and responsibility to the world. So what does Buddhism have to say about humanity’s place in relation to other sentient beings? We don’t stop there, of course, and discuss the issue of whether or not Buddhism really is a rational and scientific religion as many claim (or want) it to be. All of this leads Scott to close the episode by saying some terribly silly things that he’ll no doubt recant in some future episode. So stay tuned!