A hypocrite wears a halo but hides mockery in his heart.
Ambrose Bierce defines hypocrisy as “one who, professing virtues that he does not respect, secures the advantage of seeming to be what he despises”.
I suggest humanism has been kidnapped by atheism and is pretending to believe in something it does not really believe in. “We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side” says Bertrand Russell, “one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach.”
Humanism is a philosophical worldview; humanist morals are inspired by humans but neither explicitly atheistic nor theistic. It is not the objective of humanism to reject personal individual beliefs, and critical thinking does not presuppose we all arrive at the same conclusions.
Another interesting read…
- Getting a Military Chaplain for Atheists (friendlyatheist.com)
- Atheists Seek Chaplain Role in the Military (frstephensmuts.wordpress.com)
- Atheists Seek Chaplain Role in the Military – James Dao – The New York Times (richarddawkins.net)
- What I learned from a Humanist chaplain (svluna.wordpress.com)
- Atheist Publishes ‘Secular Bible’ (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- “Atheist v. Theist” – A Humanist’s Response (thehumanistchallenge.wordpress.com)