Secular Humanistic Judaism: Rejecting God

Humans, not God, are at the center of this Jewish denomination.

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For secularists, then, humanism means that we believe there is no God out there to take the responsibility for our lives off our shoulders. The moral values propounded by the Jewish or any other religion are not the result of divine intervention in human affairs, but were conceived and pronounced by humans just like ourselves. Our attitude toward ourselves and the world around us is one in which the human being is the center of our endeavors.

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Yehuda Bauer

Yehuda Bauer is Professor of Holocaust Studies at Hebrew University.