By: Albertus Magnus Re: Is humanism a religion? The Court says NO From a message sent out

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By: Albertus Magnus Re: Is humanism a religion? The Court says NO From a message sent out to a list I'm on: Next time a religious right type says, "The Supreme Court says secular humanism is a religion," you won't have to get into dreary discussions of the Torcaso footnote (and if you don't know what I'm talking about, it won't matter. Just tell them that The October 7, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision in Peloza v. Capistrano Unified School District, says "Charitably read, Peloza's complaint at most makes this claim: the school district's actions establish a state-supported religion of evolutionism, or more generally of 'secular humanism.'...We reject this claim because neither the Supreme Court, nor this circuit, has ever held that evolutionism or secular humanism are 'religions' for Establishment Clause purposes. Indeed, both the dictionary definition of religion and the clear weight of the caselaw are to the contrary...."

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