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God - A powerful ruler or despot.
Yes. And this is why genocidal cults of personality like Stalinism, Nazism, and Maoism with their harshly judgmental and authoritarian mortal gods are more properly categorized with Christianity and Islam than with gentle philosophies like secular humanism.
The mere fact that men who saw themselves as gods would deny that there were supernatural gods greater than themselves does not make their brutal cults of personality like secular humanism, which also rejects the god concept. Humanists are atheists for a completely unrelated reason, and pursue much more benign ideals and motiviations.
From the Affirmations of Humanism:
"We affirm humanism as a realistic alternative to theologies of despair and ideologies of violence and as a source of rich personal significance and genuine satisfaction in the service to others."
This type of thinking - a celebration of the individual and of the human spirit - is alien to Stalinism, Christianity, Nazism, Islam and Maoism. They all crack some kind of serious whip.
My justification was for calling myself a God; you are mentioning individuals who do not share my concept of God nor anything else. The fact that they may have seen themselves as gods, in no way implies that their godliness is similar to or related to my sense of godliness.
I find it rather conflicting that you "affirm humanism as a realistic alternative to theologies of despair", when you espouse a concept that implies that all existence is meaningless.
I see no reason to think that your referring to Humanism is anything but an attempt to escape the futility of the world you imagine in scientific thought.
The human spirit is celebrated by giving it a sense of direct relationship and connection with the Omnipotent? You just cant appreciate that because you lack the capacity or are otherwise unable to.