Editor's Pick

Editor’s Pick: The Intolerance of Religion in a Tolerant Society

Modern society is now led by a worldview that is beyond atheism and beyond agnosticism (Council for Secular Humanism).  The more enlightened secular humanism has emerged to lead the masses towards peace, joy and hope, exploring all possibilities, closed only to the belief in God.

According to Wikipedia, secular humanism is a philosophy or life stance that “embraces human reason, ethics, and philosophical naturalism while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, pseudoscience, and superstition as the basis of morality and decision making.”  One of the major tenets or principles states:

“We are concerned with securing justice and fairness in society and with eliminating discrimination and intolerance.” (www.secularhumanism.org)

Another fundamental principle is the belief in “the cultivation of moral excellence”.  I think there is a need to understand the definition of tolerance and the definition of excellence, so that we can fully grasp the scope of these tenets, as they do appear contrary to a dogmatic mind.  A dogmatic mind is one that is “inclined to lay down principles as undeniably true” (Google), and is the mind of people of faith, who hold to a fundamental belief in God.

According to Dictionary.com, tolerance is “a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions…

Read more at http://blog.ufuomaee.org/2015/09/12/the-intolerance-of-religion-in-a-tolerant-society/

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