January 4, 2013

Mormons as Humanists

Daniel Peterson, Deseret News

In a Dec. 28 article for the New York Times ("In a crisis, humanists seem absent"), Samuel Freedman calls attention to the seeming failure of secular humanists to provide much comfort for the families of the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shootings.

Protestant, Catholic, Baha'i, Jewish and Muslim clergy participated with President Barack Obama in an interfaith service two days after the massacre. All of the victims' families chose religious services, which were held in, among others, Catholic, Congregational, United Methodist and Latter-day Saint houses of worship. Where were the secularists?

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