If we consider that a secular
state is a neutral one, there will be two options:
The history of Jewish secular thought is thus only part of the picture.
It is perhaps no coincidence that one of the major political assassinations in Israel--that of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, a secular Jew--was by a religious Jew.
Indeed, following secular Jewish sociologist Emile Durkheim, formulations in the sociology of deviance have pointed out repeatedly that deviance lies at the root of both social change and social stability.
Seventy-one percent of seculars replied positively, while 68 percent of religious respondents opposed.
Fifty-one percent of seculars defined the approach of Christian Arab citizens to the State as positive, while 62 percent of the religious sector said it was negative and 51 percent claimed that Israel should encourage Christian Arabs to immigrate abroad.
Use this day to parody or expose some of the foolish beliefs in our society If you're a member of a secular humanist or skeptic society expose the nonsensical ideas that circulate within paranormal communities, such as faith-healing, dowsing, and seances; prepare informational materials to educate your members and the general public about these foolish beliefs.
A live discussion between David Noebel and DJ Grothe at Georgetown University entitled: "Clergy in the Classroom: Is Secular Humanism the Religion of the Public Schools?
Other recent activities endorsed or sponsored by the Council for Secular Humanism and the Center for Inquiry include:
Paine was a great hero of the secular and humanist community.