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March 25, 2014


Isn't secular humanism also a religion, as claimed by the signers of the first Humanist Manifesto?


If religion is "an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence" (Wikipedia), then secular humanism is a religion.

If the American government promotes the religion of secular humanism against all other religions, it is violating the "establishment of religion" clause of the first amendment.

It is only establishing a religion if it only made exceptions from pure atheism for Christianity. If it gives accommodation for some things to Jews, Muslims, and Sikhs, then it is not establishing a religion. If it favours secular humanism/atheism then it is establishing a religion in terms of establishing a standard enforced worldview describing acceptable answers for questions that traditionally are religious.

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