Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Joss Whedon Speaks as a Humanist

Humanism is a broad category of ethical philosophies that affirm the dignity and worth of all people, based on the ability to determine right and wrong by appealing to universal human qualities, particularly rationality, without resorting to the supernatural or alleged divine authority from religious texts.
Joss Whedon was awarded the 2009 Cultural Humanism Award at Harvard last week. In the 1st clip, Joss discusses Humanism, education and faith. The 2nd clip deals with the issues of morality. Whedon cites Buffy's decision to kill Angel as an example of his own journey to understanding morality.

"The enemy of humanism is not faith. The enemy of humanism is hate, is fear, is ignorance, is the darker part of man that is in every humanist, every person in the world. That is the thing we have to fight." - Joss Whedon

Her [Buffy] search is my own. Those are questions that came up that I had to answer."
-Joss Whedon


Anonymous said...

Videos dead?

Michelle said...

I just checked them and they're working fine on my end.

Anonymous said...

It's very strange. The videos work fine in firefox but in Safari (OSX) you get a "Video is no-longer available message". Very odd.