The question we ask is important. For humanism is the world view of our educational leaders, of the textbooks they write, of the psychologists who counsel our youngsters on values, sex, and death. In short, it is the world view of the curricula used in the public schools. In fact, humanism forms the philosophical basis of what passes for teacher education in our state colleges and universities.
Thus, if humanism is indeed a religion, then what we have in our public schools and state colleges and universities are government-supported establishments of religion, which are patently unconstitutional and therefore illegal....
There are only two religions that exist - the religion of belief in Christ and the religion of unbelief in Christ. It is not possible for the religion of unbelief to grant, provide or protect religious freedom.
Humanism as I've experienced it IS a religion who's "religion" is to react against all other religions.
Last Christmas I noticed my brother (raised "Christian" but now apostate) reading a book called "Meditations for the Humanist: Ethics for a Secular Age". Critical reviewers of the book on Amazon's website said it was "leftist" and "slammed" religion and Christianity in particular while attempting to define and promote a man-centered ethos.
Years ago I made a birthday card for my sister claiming I wanted to be "original" and go out of my way to give her a gimmick-free card, to which she (laughing) replied, "Your card's gimmick is that it claims to be gimmick-free!".
John Yurich USA wrote: Yes Humanism is a religion just as Atheism is a religion. Both are religions where man is god.
Well, atheism is no more a religion than is theism. Atheism is an important part of many religions (e.g. communism). For lectures on communism I'd recommend Francis Nigel Lee, leading expert and theologian.