Secular Humanism

Values, Even Secular Ones, Depend on Faith: A Reply to Jerry Coyne

Values, Even Secular Ones, Depend on Faith: A Reply to Jerry Coyne

Jerry Coyne’s article “Secular Humanism is Not a Religion” is longer than my “Is Secular Humanism a Religion?”, perhaps because he is confused about what I said. Or perhaps I was too concise. Possibly the problem was my title (not mine, but Quillette’s) which is a bit misleading.

John Staddon
John Staddon
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Secular Humanism is Not a Religion

Secular Humanism is Not a Religion

hese days you can dismiss anything you don’t like by calling it “a religion.” Science, for instance, has been deemed essentially religious, despite the huge difference between a method of finding truth based on empirical verification and one based on unevidenced faith, revelation, authority, and scripture. Atheism, the direct

Jerry A. Coyne
Jerry A. Coyne
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