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Secular humanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (633 words)
Secular humanism is distinguished from the broader category of humanism in that the secular humanist prefers free inquiry over dogmatic wisdom—upholding the scientific method for inquiry, while rejecting revealed knowledge and theistic morality, though not necessarily faith.
The largest humanist organisation in the world (relative to population) is Norway's Human-Etisk Forbund [1], which had over 69,000 members out of a population of around 4.6 million in 2004 [2], though this is partly attributable to a unique set of Church-State relations.
By the 1970s the term was embraced by humanists who, although critical of religion in its various guises, were deliberately non-religious, as opposed to anti-religious, which means that it has nothing to do with spiritual, religious, or ecclesiastical doctrines, beliefs, or power structures.
Humanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (993 words)
Many early doctrines calling themselves "humanist", were based on Protagoras's famous claim that "man is the measure of all things." In context, this asserted that people are the ultimate determiners of value and morality— not objective or absolutist codices.
Renaissance humanists believed that the liberal arts (art, grammar, rhetoric, oratory, history, poetry, using classical texts, and the studies of all of the above) should be practiced by all levels of "rich-ness".
Other types of people that may be considered "religious humanists" are those who, despite believing in an organized religion, don't consider it necessary to derive all their moral values from that religion.
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