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Secular humanism

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Humanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2225 words)
Humanists endorse universal morality based on the commonality of human nature, suggesting that solutions to our social and cultural problems cannot be parochial.
Secular humanism is the branch of humanism that rejects theistic religious belief and the existence of a supernatural.
Secular humanists generally believe that following humanist principles naturally leads to secularism, on the basis that religious views cannot be supported rationally.
Secular humanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3140 words)
Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics, and justice and specifically rejects rituals and ceremonies as a means to affirm a life stance.
Many secular humanists tend to judge religions as superstitious, regressive and closed minded, while religious fundamentalists may see secular humanism as a threat to the values they say are set out in religious texts, such as the Bible and the Qur'an.
They argue that secular humanism—and by association secularism—has been granted religious status, that secularism in government and in the schools constitutes state favoritism towards a particular religion, and a double standard is used in granting religious protections to these groups while allowing the teaching of ideas such as evolution which are consistent with secularism.
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