The term “secular” simply means “Pertaining to the world or things not spiritual or sacred (religious).” (See also the Dictionary Definition).

With that said, “secular” is often combined with “humanism” as a particular world view, and SRO follows a secular humanist approach to the problems we face in society.

“Humanism” is “a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, empiricism) over acceptance of dogma or superstition”.

So, given the above definition of secular and some understanding of humanism, we can define the following:

Secular Humanism – A comprehensive, nonreligious life stance incorporating:

  1. A naturalistic philosophy.

  2. A cosmic outlook that is rooted in science and the scientific method.

  3. A consequential ethical system in which acts are judged not by their conformance to pre-selected norms, but by their consequences for men and women in the world.

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