Humanist Heroes by Rev. Douglas Kenneth Peary

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"Each chapter of this book is an introduction to the life and beliefs of a great scientist, philosopher, poet or thinker who rejects faith in theistic concepts of religion developed by primitive people. These thinkers expound on their views of the natural world and on what we can hope and believe based on the scientific method and discoveries. They fill us with overwhelming sense of wonder and awe by what they teach about how to view our wonderful world. They teach us to thrill to evolving life and to be at peace with ourselves despite the limits of our lives.


Each chapter of this book is an introduction to the life and beliefs of a great scientist, philosopher, poet or thinker who rejects faith in theistic concepts of religion developed by primitive people. These thinkers expound on their views of the natural world and on what we can hope and believe based on the scientific method and discoveries. They fill us with overwhelming sense of wonder and awe by what they teach about how to view our wonderful world. They teach us to thrill to evolving life and to be at peace with ourselves despite the limits of our lives.


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About Rev. Douglas Kenneth Peary

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Douglas Peary was born into a loving Christian farm family in Maine in 1942. He discovered philosopher Bertrand Russell, the Unitarian Universalist Society (UU) and met his late wife Joyce in 1972. They had two children, Brett and Brita. He studied philosophy, psychology and Ministry and developed a humanistic view of the world based on reason and nature rather than faith in teachings of primitive men. Douglas was ordained in 1980 and became a federal labor investigator. He joined the Humanists at the UU Society, Hamden, Connecticut and became a speaker about Humanist Heroes. He and Gabriella met in 2000..
 
Published April 8, 2004 by Xlibris. 250 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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