There is nothing inherently “humanistic” about atheism, and some forms of militant atheism–the outwardly obnoxious, deliberately offensive kind now primarily associated with the Center for Inquiry and the minions of the new atheism–are unhumanistic.
Dr. Hoffmann, in attempting to create a Lexicon of Humanism, refuses to list atheism in it, citing,
But you will not find a definition of atheism in the lexicon, because it is not a value and carries no subordinate values with it. It is not a virtue, because virtue (when I get around to defining it) has to be grounded in human good and happiness.
It is one of the best posts that I’ve read on atheism as a virtue… I tag Robert for a response, after you read the rest of the post here,