Humanist Visit

4th July 2022
Humanist Visit
As part of their RE unit on humanism, children in Neptune Class were visited by a member of the humanist society. Children had prepared a range of challenging questions which showed their reflective thinking and ability to consider the wider implications of where morals and ethics come from, if not informed by a religious or faith based framework. 
Some of the questions asked by the children included:
What is the difference between an ethical life and a religious life?
What are the consequences of being good or bad?
How do humanists make decisions between right and wrong?
Do you celebrate special occasions?,
How do you mark death at the end of someone's life?
Mr Stephenson took time to answer questions fully, and was able to engage in extended discussion.
Quotes from a few of the children: 
"I found it very interesting getting proper answers from an actual humanist, not just random facts from the internet" - Milly
"Humanists believe in science. Humanism is a little like Buddhism because the Buddha isn't a god, but a guide to all Buddhists" - Cara