Is there any religion other than the “religions of atheism and humanism”
These are NOT religions.
Though it has NO legal force, In Torcaso v. Watkins (1961), Justice Black of the US Supreme Court wrote the following opinion: “...Among the religions in this country which do not teach what would generally be considered a belief in the existence of God are Buddhism, Taoism, Ethical Culture, Secular Humanism, and others…”
However if anybody manages to bring a suit against the teaching, practice and indoctrination of Humanism and Atheism in all institutions and agencies of US Government on this score, the chances are more than 70% that it will be so decreed by SCOTUS. All religions are belief systems and so are Atheism and Secular Humanism.
Atheism is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a religion. Humanism could be seen as a quasi-religion. Atheism cannot be taught, preached or indoctrinated in institutions and agencies of the government. Atheism cannot be taught at all. It is simply a lack of belief in god(s). The most atheists can do on this score is to aver that atheism is an acceptable stance and that atheism and atheists should not be discriminated against for not believing in someone’s god—and that is is clearly NOT a religion.
Humanism contains moral precepts, so it’s something like a religion. Atheism does not. What is it about Humanism that you object to? Other than that it promotes rational thinking, that is. What about it gets your knickers in a twist?
Premises of Irrationality/Belief system:
1. Out of nothing dead matter arose (Death precedes life).
2. Out of “deadness” mindless life (without any information) arose.
3. Out of mindless life mind arose
4. And out of life death arose.
Premises of Rationality/Belief system:
1. Life arise from LIFE (Life precedes death).
2. Mind arise from MIND
3. All effects have causes
4. An uncaused first cause is not an effect
Is “Caesar’s Messiah” Christianity in a nutshell?
Premises/Bethlehem Born Jesus of Nazareth
1. The Sentence of Death is universal and inevitable
2. Only the Sentencer can cancel that Sentence
3. The Sentencer did so in the Sentencer’s own way.
4. The Sentencer took the Sentence vicariously.
5. Those who accept that cancellation will be with the Risen Sentencer.
6. Those who willfully reject it will be where they always wanted to be - away from the Risen Sentencer.
Atheism addresses absolutely none of those points.