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Comment 14 by ZenDruid :

Comment 7 by ANTIcarrot :

Though humanism is better than religion, it still assumes that humans are the moral yardstick of the universe, which is as much magical thinking as anything the vatican indulges in.

That's funny, I never found that in the Humanist bible. Chapter and verse, please...?

There is a terrible misunderstanding of what "Humanism" is, and this causes many outside that philosophical movement (and some within it) to regard secular humanism as a religion. It is no such thing. And the idea that it promotes humanity as the moral yardstick is a misunderstanding as well.

In a universe that is utterly devoid of "purpose", secular humanism holds forth that human survival, growth and happiness constitute the most rational ideal of "purpose" human beings can devise for their endeavors.

Makes perfect sense to me.

Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:30:37 UTC | #881515