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What is ... Secular Humanism?

Before I go into that I suppose I should tell you how I got here.

Today is Charles Darwin Day, (yeah that Charles Darwin) and in reading through the Wiki on it I came across something called the Council of Secular Humanism which is a free-thought organization that supports Darwin's view of Evolution.

I was curious to learn what free thought was. According to Dictionary.com its a noun that means "thought unrestrained by deference to authority, tradition or established belief, especially in matters of religion". In other words, Christians who don't believe the bible is the ultimate authority on how the earth was created.

Secular Humanism is, therefore, a belief system one that I had never heard of before so I went looking for more information.

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Secular humanism is a philosophy or life stance that embraces human reasonsecular ethics, and philosophical naturalism while specifically rejecting religious dogmasupernaturalism, and superstition as the basis of morality and decision making. 
Secular humanism posits that human beings are capable of being ethical and moral without religion or belief in a deity. It does not, however, assume that humans are either inherently good or evil, nor does it present humans as being superior to nature. Rather, the humanist life stance emphasizes the unique responsibility facing humanity and the ethical consequences of human decisions. Fundamental to the concept of secular humanism is the strongly held viewpoint that ideology—be it religious or political—must be thoroughly examined by each individual and not simply accepted or rejected on faith. Along with this, an essential part of secular humanism is a continually adapting search for truth, primarily through science and philosophy. Many secular humanists derive their moral codes from a philosophy of utilitarianismethical naturalism, or evolutionary ethics, and some advocate a science of morality




There are a lot of words in there that you need a dictionary to understand and I'm sorry about that. As near as I can figure out without consulting a dictionary and boring you to death the answer to the question is "A belief system that says believe nothing you read in religion, propaganda or fairy tales without first seeing it yourself"

Given that the connection to Darwin can be understood. "Darwin was right and we have the proof."

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