The Humanism Chorus


(To the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic")

We have left the cave forever with its phantoms and its fears,
We are blazing out a footpath through the jungle of the years,
We can feel the fog is lifting and the way before us clears,
As the day of humanism dawns.

We are on the road to reason,
We are on the road to reason,
We are on the road to reason,
As the day of humanism dawns.

We have left the gods behind us in the darkness of the cave,
No superhuman deity will come our 'souls' to save,
Uncertain lies the land ahead but knowledge makes us brave
As the day of humanism dawns.

We are on the road to reason,
We are on the road to reason,
We are on the road to reason,
As the day of humanism dawns.

We've discarded harmful myths and other transcendental blights,
All imaginary spirits with their mysteries and rites,
We now place our trust in evidence; in science we delight,
As the day of humanism dawns.

We are on the road to reason,
We are on the road to reason,
We are on the road to reason,
As the day of humanism dawns

We seek universal values in the range of hills beyond,
We have shed our tribal ties to build more all-inclusive bonds,
We who were born of nature must to nature's needs respond,
As the day of humanism dawns.

We are on the road to reason,
We are on the road to reason,
We are on the road to reason,
As the day of humanism dawns