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Criticism Of Secular Humanism

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Secular Humanism

What is Secular Humanism? Well I will be describing it to you throughout this essay. Secular Humanism is basically a humanist way of thinking. This idea revolves around people believing in a naturalist type world where people don’t believe in a higher power to solve problems. It is mostly about human reasoning, social justice, and naturalism where you make calls and judgments based on what you think is right and wrong and not what someone else said in a book.

Now for the definitions gathered from multiple books. The first definition, “Any set of moral principles or school of moral philosophy whose values do not derive from religion or believe in the supernatural,” from the resource book titled, Ethics Revised Edition,
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Furthermore, we have the different labels that are tagged with Secular humanism. There are many different names for this particular idea simply because there are so many versions all over the world, but here are a few that I have noticed while reading through book after book. There are names like, Naturalist [which I have used above a few times], Anti-Religion, Non-Theism, Atheism, Agnosticism, Theism, Freethought, and many others from different countries. Depending on how people live their life as a Secular Humanist they have either more intense or less intense names for those whom are willing to give themselves that title.

Lastly, we get to the examples of Secular Humanism. There are actually a lot more people who were Secular Humanists then I thought, but I don’t know them all without looking it up on the internet so I’ll just list the ones that are mentioned in Paul Kurtz book What is Secular Humanism? Here are the people Kurtz listed in his book from history, Aristotle, Socrates, Plato, Galileo, Giordano Bruno, David Hume, Voltaire, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Michel de Montaigne, Gianozzo, Manetti, Marsilio Ficino, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Bertand Russell, John Dewey, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, and many others. All of these people were either scientists or philosophers in some shape or form. So, throughout history we have had a lot
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