Humanist Voices
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Humanist Voices

Freedom of Thought in the US: Humanism, and the Constitution and Free Expression

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Humanism is a progressive philosophy affirming the responsibility and right for neutrality in government towards religious matters, as well as the pursuit of ethical lives for the beneficence of humanity (AHA, 2017; International Humanist and Ethical Union, 2016; Oxford Dictionary, 2017).

Secular humanism, in addition, affirms these ideals while rejecting religious dogma and supernaturalism in morality and decision-making. Secularity in…

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