It displeases me that humanism and secular humanism have become conflated. The core tenets of humanism resonate with me, but I’ll never be able to identify as humanist without causing others to believe I’m a rationalist/materialist/non-theist, which I most certainly am not.
It displeases me that as a non native English speaker who is not used to discussions about beliefs I don’t know the definitions of humanism, secular humanism, conflated, tenets, rationalist, materialist and non-theist. As a result your post makes no sense to me, but I would like it to. I guess I should just read up on these things.
Okay, that wasn’t so hard. I understand you know. I can also conclude that I might be classified as a secular humanist/rationalist/materialist/atheist. I don’t really see the problem of people believing you are one thing or the other, though. The worst thing that can happen is that you get to explain your view and have a philosophical discussion.