Attention secular humanists: Criticizing religion and other dogmas is important, but at the base of any humanistic philosophy are human beings. And as I write this, hundreds of millions of people are afflicted by and dying from hunger and disease. This can change, though.
The video was inspired by the work of moral philosopher Peter Singer, and particularly by his most recent book The Life You Can Save. At the book’s website, you can take a pledge (as urged in the video) to help end global poverty. If you call yourself a humanist, I hope you take the pledge.
The sorry fact is that many of us won’t actually bother to donate. I may be among the hypocrites, we’ll see. But others’ inaction is no excuse for our own.