An outfit called Humanist Press thinks so:
In addition to Jefferson’s text, “A Jefferson Bible For the 21st Century,” includes what its editors consider the best and the worst of the sacred texts of other world religions — the Hebrew Tanakh, the Quran, the Bhagavad Gita, Buddhist sutras and the Book of Mormon.
The assumption here, of course, is not humanist, but Protestant, although it may surprise the editors at Humanist Press. Because who else would assume the knowledge necessary to evaluate texts as vastly different and complex as the Buddhist sutras and the Book of Mormon?
“I can read the texts as well as anyone with an armload of degrees,” (Humanist Press director Luis) Granados said. “A passage that talks about slavery as a good thing, I put that in the worst. If someone wants to disagree, then fine.”
Perhaps “take your academic degrees and cram them” is not the right message to be sending by an organization that claims in its manifesto that “knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation and rational analysis.”