"Humanists try to behave decently and honorably without any expectation of rewards or punishments in an afterlife. And since the creator of the universe is unknowable to us so far, we serve as best we can the highest abstraction of which we have some understanding, which is our community."
"1. Being able to say “I’m sorry” is a skill, and one that not a lot of people possess. Hone that skill. Apologizing shouldn’t be followed by “but here’s why I did it” or “and then you did this”. An apology is you taking responsibility for hurting someone else, not a notch on a scorecard in some bizarro battle of “Who’s Right?”"