Welcome to the official home of the religious movement:
Rational Hedonism recognizes both man and woman's natural inclination for pleasure, together with their intelligent nature. The search for happiness and pleasures, appear simple enough to understand, but where has the intelligent part of our nature gone concerning them? Instead, our Society is obsessed with money (preferably without working), being thin and "beautiful", having the latest sports shoes, cell phone or gadget. Media and advertisers make billions keeping You feeling dissatisfied and unhappy.
Giving in and buying is a quick fix no-win scenario and usually a let-down. There's always something newer and better. Pleasures, like orgasms, are wonderful for an immediate "high", but You soon find Yourself let down and wondering (if You got what You thought You wanted) why hasn't it made You happy ?
Rational Hedonism also recognizes that much of the effort and teachings of traditional churches pushes it's followers into buying into beliefs opposing
human nature, which ends up as anti-human nature, causing it's believers to constantly feel inadequate and like failures; unable to meet god-type standards, and made to feel like "sinners".
Rational Hedonism is a responsible mix of developing Your Self; discovering satisfaction, creativity, individuality, personal talents, and value within oneself, creating your own personal environment at work and home conductive to relaxation, organization, productivity, and personal pleasure. It advocates taking care of Your body, Your Temple which houses You. It supports size acceptance, but with the recognition that excessive over-indulgence of the pleasures of life are actually counterproductive, and that physical and mental activity are essential to a longer, more active, happier and healthier life.
Rational Hedonism puts the focus back on you, the individual, addressing what the ancient philosophers understood to be "eudaimonia" and "ataraxia" (to be discussed elsewhere on this site).
We are Happy to Announce ...
Due to the large amount of questions sent and interest expressed in the "how's of Rational Hedonism, the Administrators are working on another website dedicated to the values and items of interest to those just getting started.
The original intent of Rational Hedonism was to be strictly informative, setting out the Statement of Beliefs as a comparison, however, many questions have been sent in about "lifestyle", Gardens, holidays, life cycle events (weddings, funerals, etc.) and daily living -- that really were not a part of the original intent.
Therefore, the creation of our website, Shameless Passion! It is our hope to eventually phase out the ads and sales links here and place them there. Why sales ads at all? We thought you'd never ask!
Why the ad links?
Rational Hedonism continues to quietly grow as a religious movement, however, it will never seek out tax-exempt status. Tax exemption is overused and abused by theistic churches.
(More on that HERE)
No R.H. Celebrant or Garden Officiant will ever ask for a "tithe" or pass-the-plate- style offering -- that tradition comes from the Roman-originated churches.
If you want to donate to a charity, that's your choice, it's your money, but, because Rational Hedonism is not a multi-million dollar organization, and does not (at this time) have its own stores or products, we do endorse relevant advertising (NOT irritating pop-ups or scams).
Any purchases through these Affiliate ads, go straight back into the organization, not into anyone's pocket.
Enjoy Shameless Passion! It's new and a work in progress!
There is no such thing as a "Church of Rational Hedonism". At this time, belief and membership within Rational Hedonism is strictly one of philosphical agreement, as the religion supports individualism.