During his platform address in October, Arthur Dobrin, leader emeritus of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, posed the following 10 questions, suggesting that members consider each one for a moment.
1. What are you called upon to do as a humanist?
2. How does the idea of the dignity and worth of every individual shape the way you treat those whose values and behavior are contrary to your own values?
3. What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
4. What sustains you in the face of hardship?
5. What do you do to make life less difficult for another?
6. What do you do to make others happy?
7. What do you owe to strangers?
8. If those closest to you could know you fully, would you be pleased with what they found?
9. When people let you down, how do you respond to the disappointment?
10. In what ways do you put your hands where your heart is?