Do US conservatives hate humanism?

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May 15 10 Comments

I’ve read rants about humanism from the far-right but I’ve also heard some conservatives use it as a pejorative as well. What does this term mean to you and are you support humanist views or not? Is it being used differently than in the sense of renaissance humanism? Aren’t liberalism (conservatives and liberals in the US) and modern science humanist projects?

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    Humanism is an alternate source of morality to them. As such it conflicts with the only source of morality they respect: Christian sharia law and religion. Therefore they hate humanism, science and anything that might contradict the word view they dreamed up from a 2000 years old book.
    May 15 1
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      OP
      That’s certainly true for the Christian-conservatives. Maybe for secular conservatives, it’s just cross-pollination? But I’ve also read secular right-wing nationalists rant about this.
      May 15
  • Microsoft jack911
    No such thing as liberal christian
    May 15 2
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      OP
      Uh, sure there is. They’re just not politically organized like the Christian conservatives.
      May 15
    • Microsoft jack911
      Once you scratch the surface, bigotry quickly shows itself
      May 16
  • Google PCBro
    Define humanism
    May 15 3
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      OP
      Yes, that’s what I’m asking. How do conservatives view it?

      I always just thought - in a modern sense - it meant a view that human society is determined by humans rather than deterministic (“human nature”) biology or by divine order. Also the idea that humans can understand the world through reason and scientific discovery.
      May 15
    • Google PCBro
      Does that imply denying our biological nature?
      May 19
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      Probably only in the sense that “human nature” is sometimes just used as a stand in for “god’s will”.
      May 19
  • Intel Act2016
    It isn’t a conservative question. I am conservative and don’t give a krap. It is a religious belief

    In the same way a liberal Christian would not like humanism
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