Practical campaign

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 April, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 April, 2002, 12:00am

I refer to the letter from John Jones headlined 'Utopian view of the world is an unattainable dream' (South China Morning Post, April 8).


Mr Jones seems to regard himself as a reluctant realist when it comes to war. He doubts if a world where no wars are fought can ever exist. However, the Humanist Association believes a world without wars is a practical campaign and its goal is not at all 'unattainable'.


We are not content to accept human nature as it is. The difference between humans and animals is that humans can make choices. We can change so-called 'human nature' and can speed up the pace of our evolution. We are at an early stage in the development of a universal human nation.


However, we must move towards embracing the basic principle of non-violence.


People should not wait for nations to take the initiative. They can join with other like-minded people.


TONY HENDERSON


Chairman


Humanist Association of Hong Kong