Secular Humanism

In 1980, the Council for Democratic and Secular Humanism published its Secular Humanist Declaration based on the following ideals:

Christians purport Secular Humanism is a religion based on the use of faith in the Humanist Manifesto, even though faith can mean “complete trust or confidence in something.” Equivocation aside, the manifesto clarifies that divine faith is irrational:

Reason and intelligence are the most effective instruments that humankind possesses. There is no substitute: neither faith nor passion suffices in itself.

Humanists are so threatening that Art Buchwald once satirized:

Some [Secular Humanists] could be your best friends without your knowing they are Humanists. They could come into your house, play with your children, eat your food, and even watch football on television with you, and you’d never know that they have read Catcher in the Rye, Brave New World, and Huckleberry Finn.