Secular Humanism, from Life in the USA: The Complete Guide for Immigrants and Americans

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Secular Humanism
The term “secular humanism” refers to an intellectual movement to base morality on basic human values rather than on religion. Secular humanists may or may not be religious. They simply believe religion should concentrate on theological and spiritual matters and remove itself from the social, cultural and economical life of the nation.

The secular humanist movement is broad and does not have any organization or center. In some ways it is not a movement at all, simply a point of view.

Many religious fundamentalists actively dislike secular humanists and sometimes blame them for many of society's ills. Secular humanists often return the antipathy, and not always politely. Generally speaking, secular humanists tend to be left-leaning politically, while fundamentalists are strongly associated with right-wing politics.



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