secular humanism

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secular humanism

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

secular humanist adj. & n.
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sec′ular hu′manism

any set of beliefs that promotes human values without specific allusion to religious doctrines.
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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