"In Torcaso v. Watkins, (1961), we did indeed refer to ‘secular humanism’ as a ‘religion.'"
Justice Antonin Scalia
(1936-2016) American jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
in Edwards v. Aguillard (1987)
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Secular humanism is a religion.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
    Mike, I gave you m ore intelligence than that! If only we had secular humanism wars would stop and the poor fed. "humanism, with regard in particular to the belief that humanity is capable of morality and self-fulfillment without belief in God." 
    "The philosophy or life stance of secular humanism (alternatively known by some adherents as Humanism, specifically with a capital H to distinguish it from other forms of humanism) embraces human reason, ethics, and philosophical naturalism while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, pseudoscience, and superstition as the bases of morality and decision making."
    Definition of secular humanism: viewed as a nontheistic religion antagonistic to traditional religion.

     -- Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA     
    Coming from Scalia, a devout Catholic, I understand his comment, though it is without classical or modern interpretation as the vast majority of Philosophers would disagree, as I do! 
     -- Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA     
    Robert, we've had this discussion before. Your ignorance, hatred and knee jerk reaction for all things "god" always direct your prejudice and false illustrations of religion.

    AGAIN; Religion is: a sacrosanct object of conscience (an ethic(s), a moral(s), a value (system) or an orientation of correctness / enlightenment) believed sufficiently conventional as to enable an attributable action(s). Religion’s initiating elements of conscience, through fruition of action, encompasses self-obligated pursuits, imperative practices and devoted interests (by way of extreme brevity / example: safety, health, fairness, monetary equality vs. equality before the law, and well being). A ‘god’, ‘causation’, or other ‘relegated source’ of such enabling elements may or may not be instrumental (or even useful) in defining religion. (by way of example: Buddhism, Taoism, ethical culture and Humanism).Religion is: “ real piety in practice, consisting in the performance of all known duties to ⋯ our fellow men.” (Bouvier’s Law Dictionary) This definition’s focus is on “real piety in practice” - and - “the performance of all known duties” - again, a sacrosanct object of conscience believed sufficiently conventional as to enable attributable actions (socialism or democratic socialism are destructive economic systems in and of them selves – not religion; BUT & WHILE ! ! !, when socialism is forcibly implemented by reason of ethics, morals, orientation of correctness, real piety in practice or, felt/believed sufficiently conventional as to enable performance of all known duties to a fellow man, socialism becomes a religion).Webster's New World Dictionary - Fourth College Edition uses a slightly different vantage on Bouvier’s “fellow men” by stating, Religion is: “a.) any specific system of belief and worship, often involving a code of ethics and a philosophy [the Christian religion, the Buddhist religion, etc.] b.) any system of beliefs, practices, ethical values, etc. resembling, suggestive of, or likened to such a system [humanism as a religion] ⋯ any object of conscientious regard and pursuit”Religions are recognizable by their tenets, by terse example: clothe the naked, feed the hungry, house the homeless, finance the indigent, aide the sick and otherwise afflicted, regulate religious sacraments such as marriage, and aide and abet human sacrifice to the gods of pleasure and life style. Religions are also recognizable by their dogma canons outside the laws of nature and of nature’s God (absolute law such as gravity, physics and that which concerns life, liberty and property). Socialism and Democratic Socialism are demonic examples of religion – complete with canon enforcement.Merging governments of law with a premise by and acts of religion creates a theocracy. The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land is nothing more than an area defined specific application of the prevailing theocracy’s whole (Socialism and Democratic Socialism are driving tumors therein).A neopagan macabre is the New World Order’s ecosphere establishment of religion. All subdivisions and otherwise ancillary elements of the here subject religion (“A”theism to “Z”en – death cults, demonic denominations, socialism/democratic socialism {progressives/eco-patrons/communists to neocons/fascists/corporatism, etc.}, useful idiots and their supporting isms, ecclesiastical propagators {MSM, seminaries/government schools, etc.}, along with all colluding auxiliary actors - “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”, etc., etc., etc.) are at war, in all ways, with the laws of nature and of nature’s God, a personal sovereign’s inalienable rights, true liberty, equity, justice and mercy.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Robert, more intelligence? Humanism, with it’s atheistic mores and socialistic administrations created more wars, death, mutilations, carnage, destruction, pain, etc., etc., etc. just in the pervious century alone to exceed all other historical atrocities of religion.

    Humanism is a religion based on erroneous human reason, ethics, morals, pseudoscience and religious dogma. Your reference to morality, ethics and self fulfillment as non-religious is an oxymoron. Your new progressive/liberal definition of religion only works in enclaves of god haters.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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