Some Humanists believe in some kind of God, and others do not. Whatever their beliefs, the notion of God is not central. Humanists center their lives on people and believe that we can and should live with strong ethics and morals that strive to enhance the quality of life for all, whether God exists or not.
We take responsibility for our actions and find pleasure in human activities. We do not see some master plan in everything that happens. We admit that there are some things that we simply cannot control (like earthquakes). We believe these things are the product of nature or human actions that can happen just by chance, and we learn to accept this partial lack of control. As we explore the strength within ourselves, we discover the courage to live in the world as it exists.