A man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather. If there was an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling it would rather be a man — a man of restless and versatile intellect — who not content with an equivocal success in his own sphere of activity, plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real acquaintance, only to obscure them with aimless rhetoric, and distract the attention of his hearers from the real point at issue by eloquent digressions and skilled appeals to religious prejudice.

TH Huxley 

A man has no re…

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Secularism

Secularism is a scientific political theory that the state should not partake in any religious activities. AKA the separation of church and state. All secularism does is create neutrality, so one god political figure cannot promote a particular faith. Now, religious wackos are against that. People in the U.S. don’t know that we’re not a Christian country, the founders of the U.S. were not religious, they were deists. Deistic ideas influenced the American and French revolutions.