Humanism: A Very Short Introduction explores how humanism uses science and reason to make sense of the world, looking at how it encourages individual moral responsibility and shows that life can have meaning without religion. Are atheism and humanism ‘faith positions’? Without God is there morality? Without God do we have a purpose? Religion is currently gaining a higher profile. The number of faith schools is increasing, and religious points of view are being aired more frequently. As religion's profile rises, those who reject religion can find themselves misunderstood and misrepresented. This VSI examines the arguments about the existence of God, and explores the role humanism plays in moral and secular societies.