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March 25, 2014

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

http://bitly.com/1fYB4h0

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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