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I scored an 86% on the quiz, and I was surprised that my score was this high. While I do consider myself to be a secular humanist, I recognize that I am a lousy one in many respects. I'm not particularly optimistic about our ability to overcome the animalistic aspects of our nature. I am too cynical of others' motives. And I am probably too much of a curmudgeon. Okay, I am definitely too much of a curmudgeon!
So why do I call myself a humanist at all? I call myself a humanist primarily because I embrace scientific naturalism and human rights, reject the value of faith, and believe that reason is preferable to superstition when it comes to morality. This last point is critical to understanding secular humanism. That is, the primary reason I call myself a humanist is that I embrace a fully secular form of morality and recognize that no gods are necessary for moral behavior.
How about you? Do you consider yourself a secular humanist?
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