Doug Krueger Speaks Out For Atheists
Posted: January 10, 2013 at 2:08 a.m.
FAST FACTS Glossary Of Terms Atheist — One who believes there are no gods. Agnostic — One who withholds judgment about the existence of gods. The term was coined by Thomas Huxley in 1869. Prior to this, uncertainty was included in the definition of atheism. Some modern atheists are reclaiming this older, broader understanding of the term. Secular humanist — One who ascribes to a world view that emphasizes human rather than religious values. Secular humanists stress reason, scientific inquiry, individual freedom and responsibility, human values and compassion, and the need for tolerance and cooperation. Freethinker — One who forms beliefs about religion and the supernatural through conscientious reflection and rational inquiry and not based upon authority and tradition.
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