The Society of HumanKind does not depend on
the existence of God, or any other entity or power responsible for, or having any
continuing interest in, the existence or survival of human life in the
universe. At the same time, the Society does not deny that God, or any of
His many competitors for the devotion of humanity, may exist in our universe
and be its originator and prime mover.
That seemingly contradictory stance arises
of the Society, which are its most fundamental ideas. One
of the more important implications of those Axioms is that all human knowledge, whatever its nature or form, is inherently and ultimtely uncertain. Which means that the Society finds no
certainty either in the belief that God exists, or the argument that He does
not. The uncertainty of the Society applies equally to both.
All these ideas are explored and examined
in the Founding Books of the Society, the full text of which are available
links on the Society homepage. The
to the Founding books, and the
Essay on God
to be found in the
collection of 'Essays' are both specially useful in this connection.
For those not yet familiar with the ideas
and concepts of the Society it is enough to say at this stage that belief in
God or any of His many competitors and alternatives is no bar to membership of
the Society of HumanKind. Indeed, and to the contrary, the Society accepts
a duty to foster and encourage any such sincere belief where it exists.
The only requirement for membership of the
Society is an acceptance of its
Aim, Duty and Responsibility
. In practice
that means committment to the twinned objectives of ensuring the infinite
survival of the human species under conditions that allow continuous growth in
human skills and knowledge.
Insofar as the Society is concerned any
individual who can in all conscience reconcile their personal faiths or
beliefs, whatever they may be, with a sincere devotion to that Aim, Duty and
Responsibility can, on
, find a welcome place in its ranks.