No set principles or beliefs are associated with religious naturalism.
In general, people who see themselves as religious naturalists:
Hold a naturalist worldview:
with belief that all occurs through natural processes
(with no supernatural beings or events) and
use of methods of science and an understanding of natural laws
as a basis for determining what seems real.
as a realm that gives ways of responding to the unknown and promotes values, community, and ways of seeking well-being, and
as something that can be a valued part of personal experience.
Feel that a religious sense can be grounded in an understanding of the natural world.
Look to nature as a point of reference for considering values.
With this, see well-being and survival as values and
relationships and interdependence as central to life.
to individuals (in maintaining well-being),
among groups (in co-existence), and
with respect to natural ecosystems (in considering and achieving balance).
Recognize aspects of human nature as a cause of many problems,
and look to aspects of human capability to try to work toward solutions.
With this sense of what is, some goals and values include:
seeking knowledge and understanding,
emotional responses to the mystery and wonders of the world,
attitudes of humility, compassion, appreciation, cooperation, and respect, and
efforts toward self-awareness, kindness, and social and ecologic balance.