Paulinus C. Ejeh (PhD)


The secular humanist philosophy advocates the use of reason, compassion, scientific inquiry, ethics, justice, and equality. It proposes that it is only when people feel free to think for themselves, using reason as their guide that they are best capable of developing values that succeed in satisfying human needs and serving human interests. This paper critically examines the secular humanist world-view as well as showcases its social, political, religious and economic implications and consequences for our contemporary society.   The paper argues that the secular humanist philosophy champions both rationalism and irrationalism that would have serious negative consequences in our society. Secular humanist philosophy, though good in many ways, yet has already plunged our society into almost irreversible social, religious and economic problems. The paper therefore recommends that secular humanist’s philosophy must be rejected and its advocacy for a total secularization of the human society stopped at all cost if our contemporary society is to survive and live meaningfully.


Philosophy, Secular Humanism, Implications, Contemporary, Society

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