Paul Kurtz dies at the age of 86 in New York

Reuters: A leading U.S. philosopher, Paul Kurtz has died at the age of 86. He was the philosopher who spent his life to fight against the people who are promoting a non-religious stance in life and reject the belief in a God.

He was the founder of secular humanist center for inquiry (CFI), which reported that the Paul was the one-time professor of Buffalo university, as well as the young soldier who helped in liberating the Dachau concentration camp in 1945, suddenly died in Amherst, New York.

According to an obituary issued by CFI, he was the most renowned figure in humanist and skeptical movements from the series of 1960 to the first decade of twenty one century.

According to Brown who is a former IHEU president, The Paul Kurtz was the founder of not-for-profit or non profit publishing house Prometheus Books. This department issues the work which is critical of religion, that several other publishers are reluctant to control.


Once he was hailed by the Roy Brown, who was the chief representative at United Nations Human Rights Council for International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) remained co-chaired with Kurz from 1986 to 1994. The Paul Kurtz was the giant of this movement.

Paul Kurtz was born in Jewish family of New York in 1925, and wrote more than 50 books on ethics without religion, skepticism, critiques of religion and paranormal. He also received a life time achievement award in 2007 for his work. According to Paul Kurtz, he was a secular humanist because he was not a religious person, as he used to draw inspirations from science, ethics, arts and philosophy, instead of religion and spirituality.

The last book written by Paul Kurtz is “What is Secular Humanism?” in 2006. Before this almost 30 years ago he founded the journal “Free Inquiry”, which become famous in U.S. universities and especially among the younger Americans.

So Paul Kurtz couldn’t continue his services as a photosphere and died on Monday. The USA and the other people related to the philosophy are mourned upon his death.

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  1. What religious services? can you tell in details?

  2. Of what religion he was a religious scholar?

  3. Is he belong to America?

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