My use of the () was to clarify Secular Humanism can mean Atheism as well...iyai!, I thought atheists were smart? where the set of you come from on this billboard I not know? oy!
A religion not have anything to with whether you let people think for you or not. Atheism/Secular Humanism is a religion defined by the United States Supreme Court.[QUOTE who="scaritual"]< quoted text> You're still providing that fabricated portion of the statement you added in, even after it was pointed out you disingenuously and deceptively, did that.
<quoted text>You should understand at this point what that footnoted observation by Justice Black meant, and that it didn't mean what you think it meant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obiter_dictum
<quoted text> Secular Humanists can be atheists, or agnostics, or hold various viewpoints, but they don't have to be atheists or agnostics to be Secular Humanists.
That's much like saying a Christian must believe in the triune, or that being a Christian means you go to church on Sunday.
Have you ever heard of Christian atheists? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_atheis...
http://christianatheist.com/ <= That might be of interest to some Christians reading along.
You should probably look at this, too. Peloza v. Capistrano School District, from 1994: "We reject this claim because neither the Supreme Court, nor this circuit, has ever held that evolutionism or secular humanism are `religions' for Establishment Clause purposes."
In that above referenced case -(Peloza v. Capistrano School)- the Supreme Court refused to reverse a ruling that secular humanism is not a religion.
<quoted text> It's good to see you admit religions are invented by man.
<quoted text> No, you deserve the congratulations. Your admission speaks volumes.
Why would I do that?
I don't let people think for me, or an organization or religion declare what I think.
That's what many theists do, however.