Malta Humanist Association

POSTING GUIDELINES ("About Humanism" below)
• The comments/opinions that are expressed by individuals in this group are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the MHA or its committee, or of Humanism in general.
• An environment of mutual respect and skillful communication is encouraged. Personal attacks are not allowed.
• Posts that incite hatred, that do not adhere to facebook terms or which breach any laws of the Republic of Malta may be removed.
• Users are encouraged to check if the post they are about to contribute has been posted already.
• Spamming is not allowed. Once a view is presented, do not spam with repetition and keep to the subject of the original Post. “Post Hijacking” that keeps bumping the post to the top of the group is inconsiderate to other users who also post valid and perhaps, urgent, contributions.
• The Malta Humanist Association group is a public space that is accessible and viewable by non-members and non-Humanists. One of the aims is educating the general population about a variety of Humanist concerns. We encourage users to vet the quality of their posts before posting and to contribute valid and current articles regarding Secularism and Humanism.
• The group admins may remove posts or comments that do not meet these guidelines. Admins may also, as a final decision, and after issuing warnings in the group and via personal messages, remove users who do not comply with these guidelines.

WHAT IS HUMANISM?

Humanism is an approach to life based on reason and our common humanity, with moral values founded on human nature and experience, and decisions based on evidence, not on any dogma, superstition or sacred text.
We prefer to think than to believe, to be open to change not close-minded. There is no book of rules, no set way of doing things, no complicated ritual to observe.

Humanism encompasses atheism and agnosticism but is an active and ethical philosophy far greater than these merely negatory responses to religion.

Humanists believe:
in individual rights and freedoms, while individual responsibility, social cooperation and mutual respect are also important.
that people can and will continue to find solutions to the world's problems so that quality of life can be improved for everyone.
that we have only one life; it is our responsibility to make it a good life, and to live it to the full.

Humanists are positive, gaining inspiration from our lives, art and culture, and a rich natural world.

The MHA provides a platform for humanists in Malta. More information about the MHA is available on www.maltahumanist.org.

As per the Statute of the MHA, joining this FB group makes you an Associate Member of the Association. Associate Members must adhere to the aims of the Association and may attend meetings as non-voting participants.

We encourage you to also consider becoming full members of the Association, which you can do by going to the appropriate page on the MHA website.