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secular humanism

n.
1. An outlook or philosophy that advocates human rather than religious values.
2. Secularism.

secular humanist adj. & n.

sec′ular hu′manism


n.
any set of beliefs that promotes human values without specific allusion to religious doctrines.
[1980–85]
sec′ular hu′manist, n.
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Noun1.secular humanism - the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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The court held that secular humanism was a religion for Establishment Clause purposes, and thus the federal prison inmate stated First Amendment claims arising from the prison's failure to provide accommodations to secular humanists equal to those provided to other religious groups.
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David Niose is cautiously optimistic that, with the election of President Barack Obama, secular humanists will have a seat at the table when it comes to American values.
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