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Twice a year they go to retreat in Mumbai, Kandhroli, which they find very helpful. That is why humanism is always being presented with a contradiction. In 1341 he gained at Rome the much coveted crown of the poet laureate. People began to believe that they religious beliefs was invalid and took on a new philosophy, secularism, a belief that denies religious beliefs. It considers faith an unacceptable basis for action, and holds that it is up to humans to find the truth, as opposed to seeking it through revelation, mysticism, tradition or anything else that is incompatible with the application of logic to the observable evidence.

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Publisher: Harper & Row (1966)


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