"About belief or lack of belief in an afterlife: Some of you may know that I am neither Christian nor Jewish nor Buddhist, nor a conventionally religious person of any sort.
I am a humanist, which mean, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without any expectation of rewards or punishments after I’m dead. My German-American ancestors, the earliest of whom settled in our Middle West about the time of our Civil War, called themselves “Freethinkers,” which is the same sort of thing. My great grandfather Clemens Vonnegut wrote, for example, “If what Jesus said was good, what can it matter whether he was God or not?”
I myself have written, “If it weren’t for the message of mercy and pity in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, I wouldn’t want to be a human being. I would just as soon be a rattlesnake."
— Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian (via invisiblejonsters)
"I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without expectations of rewards or punishments after I am dead."
— VONNEGUT (via urban-zoologist)
(Source: pluralistfox, via vonnegutphile)
"Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead."
— Kurt Vonnegut
Anonymous asked: what are your relegious beliefs?
I’m a humanist! Kurt Vonnegut has an awesome quote (which, incidentally, I just posted) that describes it well.
I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without any expectation of rewards or punishments after I am dead.
Anonymous asked: Are you lgbt friendly?
I’m human friendly; I don’t believe that anyone should be discriminated against for any reason at all.