The charming, respectful and compassionate Richard Carrier says:
The problem with “Secular Humanism” is that it is an umbrella term that includes more than just “Atheists” in the Atheism+ sense: it also includes humanists of other varieties, whom we do not identify with (see related comment). And Secular Humanism as such does not specifically endorse all the elements of Atheism+ but rather a more vague and ambiguous set of values, which we might all agree with, but we happen to embrace more than that, and are less vague about it. Hence, we are Atheists plus. And we are atheists above all because we are principally (just not only) combating religious belief, identifying it (along with secular irrationality as well) as the primary threat to human happiness the world over. This is something that people who self-identify as “Secular Humanist” often don’t endorse or agree with; and even when they do, as many don’t, the label is unclear when adopted, as to which you are. Atheism+ is clear.
And of course he is right on his last point Atheism+ is clear enough. It represents exactly those values that we all associate with religious bigots. I will just whisper one word . . .
and then shout the words of Richard Carrier himself
Reasonableness, compassion, and integrity
All of these are missing from Atheism+. It reminds me of a religion!
Which Atheism plus is the right one?
Not what you say but how you say it!
The Watson inconsistency and the real outrage!