Jennifer Hancock, you argue that humanism has no concept of redemption, and muse that after behaving badly one would want to be respected (April 19 commentary in Herald, "One's actions always have consequences to humanists").
What I see as a major problem with humanism is that there are no universal standards and cannot be legislated.
In our relativistic days, morality is just another cultural thing. What is accepted and admired in some societies can be verboten in others.
I remember in one modern socialistic European culture the "final solution" meant death to another, and I do not mean abortion. People need to quit comparing one to another; they are both without wings, and some lack common sense.
Morality is common sense, and the words Jesus spoke were true: We should treat others as we want to be treated, and recognize when no one is looking, God is.
If these things cannot be made law, they must be promoted as religion, a shared goal in both public and private lives.
Hope you all had a Happy Easter.