How could humanists not value human life?

by Clifford H Crain

To the Editor:

In his letter May 26, Martin Scoville states that only religious people have a reason to value human life. If he would read "Affirmations of Humanism: A Statement of Principles," published by the Council for Secular Humanism, he would see that the non-religious do indeed value human life. Since non-religious people do not look to the supernatural and the hereafter, they value the life in this world. The reason humanists value human life is because without life we cannot achieve happiness and fulfillment. Humanists look to the enjoyment of life in the here and now.

Clifford H.Crain Jr.