There are only two general views of the world. Although there are
many ideas on life's worth and purpose, they all boil down to two basic views.
One of these is God's view - the other is man's view.
These two views produce two different people. The humanist, or
worldly person is basically ego, or self-oriented. The Christian person, or
follower of God is "other person" oriented.
Secular Humanism says that there is no God. Christianity says there
is a living creator, God. Each of these two views, philosophies or belief
patterns comprises its own world view. All systems of belief fit into one of
these two diametrically opposed philosophies.
Conflicts in these two opposing views have dominated the world scene
since the Garden of Eden. In America's public schools this conflict is
reaching explosive proportions.
Charles Francis Potter, a Humanist interviewed by the Boston Herald
Courier says, "Education is thus a most powerful ally of Humanism, and every
American public school is a school of Humanism."
In the publication "Social Sciences" Humanist Paul Brandwein writes,
"Any child who believes in God is mentally ill." New "mental health" programs
are being adopted nationally to "assist" those who believe in God to a more
healthy mental outlook.
These views are ideological, religious, socialist political views,
robbing America of God's influence. They conflict with Christianity.
To the Humanist, morality depends on what seems right (to him) at the
time, or whether it feels good, and not on any Biblical or Theological
standards. He strives for the good life here and now, and is dependent only
upon his own reasoning and intelligence.
Secular Humanism does much greater damage to the individual than it
does to society. It does this by attacking the persons potential, his peace
of heart and mind, and even his hope for life.
Just as no nation can survive without law and order, no man can
achieve any measure of happiness in life without some standard of morality and
a knowledge of right and wrong - faith in his creator.
The Humanist Manifesto 1 (1933) and 2 (1973) are called, by
Humanists, their bible. The manifestos are endorsed by the American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Education Association (NEA). The term
"humanism" has been used with the terms "humanness" and "humanitarian" which
most people equate with something very human and good for mankind.
An examination of the political and religious goals of humanism
reveals it to be an anti-God, anti-Christian philosophy.
Although the Humanist Manifesto uses beautiful language and
encourages idealistic hopes, (false as they may be) it is the doctrinal
statement for the most deadly philosophy ever proposed. Karl Marx said,
"Humanism denies the existence of God and affirms the all-sufficiency of man.
It is nothing more than Communism."
Humanist Manifesto 2 expands on Manifesto 1 and elevates Socialism as
the one-world religion of all nations. It expands upon the use of the word
religion and is, on the one hand, for religious values (which are not defined)
and, on the other hand, against all faith in God from traditional religions.
Ethics are derived only by changing human experience.
Many paradoxes appear in Humanist Manifesto 2. Separation of church
and state is the most powerful political position. The world community is now
expounded as mankind's only hope. Technology and science are both man's hope,
and greatest fear. Socialism is acclaimed as the answer.
The Christian has a tremendous advantage over the worldly Secular
Humanist. The Christian knows who he is, where he came from, and where he is
going. The Christian has a proven plan and agenda to live by in reaching his
goals of fulfillment in this life, and God's plan for his life to come.
Even secular psychologists say studies have proven that the happiest
people are those whose focus is on others, and outside of themselves.
To the Christian, the Bible is absolute truth and knowledge. To the
Secular Humanist, everything is relative and changing, without any ultimate
truth or knowledge.
The Bible deals with objectivity, with actual and factual phenomena
as reality. Secular Humanism deals with subjectivity of a persons mind or
emotions - that which is fanciful or illusory, or relative to the moment in
time, or a changing situation. The objective approach of Christianity relies
upon the facts of history, of human experience, and the perfect knowledge
given to man from God in the Bible.
The objective approach to life is constant, and gives mankind a
benchmark or starting point to measure reality.
The Bible is God's word. Christ is the Living Word. Christians live
by the Word. They experience through God's spirit witnessing to their spirit.
Their knowledge does not vary with every person or condition. It is proven,
scientific, spiritual knowledge verified by observable facts, prophecies, and
history. It is all substantiated by their own experience of Faith.
Much of Humanism is rhetoric. Many people may find themselves
agreeing with it, (it sounds so benevolent) but in reality it is a man-based
instead of a God-based religion.
Originally ÿwritten by Dr. ÿJohn Fussell Edited and revised by D.
Moore, Computers for Christ #11