This is in response to the Feb. 7 letter, “Believing QAnon like believing religion.”
To honor the psychological and sociological hunger for religion, which humans have attempted to satisfy since their onset, a humanist approach must be attached to whatever religion one holds. Conscience demands information based on physical evidence, which was not available prior to the Age of Enlightenment. Philosophy and theology won't suffice.
Humanism relies on science and reason, and, combined with natural law that can be articulated, it can be the criteria for religious freedom and practice. Humanity will no longer survive tribal religion.
As a Catholic humanist, I can accept teachings that unify, include, and support all humankind. We must adhere to that which serves to unite us rather than that which divides us. Morality must proceed from natural law, not a religion, and be implemented by Democratic principles that uphold life, liberty, and justice for all.
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