Secular Humanism: The Official Religion of the United States of America

New Book by Morris Bowers

Secular HumanismDefinition of secular humanism is: "of or pertaining to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred; temporal: secular interests."

Secular humanism has succeeded in becoming the state religion of our great nation. The word secular has actually drawn attention away from the fact that humanism is a faith system. For that reason it has been able to be promoted by tax-supported agencies such as the public school system.

It is ironic that humanists, who have been in the forefront in the separation of church and state controversy, have succeeded in ridding any hint of faith in God from school curriculums and activities while they propagate humanist doctrine at the same time.

Christians might wonder how they have accomplished this in a nation where most people believe in God. Perhaps one answer is that many people do not understand the basics of humanism. I fear that some get the words "humanist" and "humanitarian" confused. Indeed, most humanitarians are not humanists. A humanitarian is one who is benevolent toward others, especially those in dire circumstances. No one would quarrel with that attribute. (emp added)

A humanist is one who believes that humanity, without supernatural help, is capable of determining proper ethics and moral behavior. It is a religious system that directly contradicts the biblical statement that says, "I know, O Lord, that a man's way is not in himself; nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps. Correct me, O Lord, but with justice; Not with Thine anger, lest Thou bring me to nothing. Pour out Thy wrath on the nations that do not know Thee, And on the families that do not call Thy name;" (Jeremiah 10:23-25, NAS). Paul Kurtz, past editor of The Humanist, states, "It has been estimated that as many as thirty million Americans–around one out of every eight–are of the Humanist mind, but the number is probably much larger. And the world population of Humanists may be close to a billion."

According to Frederick Edwards, "Humanism is primarily a method of procedure and a value system. The method of procedure is the scientific method: the use of reason and observation in a naturalistic context. The value system involves the idea that human life in the here and now is the sole context within which morals apply and that satisfaction of human, social and individual needs is the goal of ethics. Any facts that this leads one to accept are consequences of humanism–not humanism itself." (The Humanist, AHA, May/June 1982, p.48).

The following is a brief of some of the tenets of Humanism:

From their own writings we can see that secular Humanists are dedicated to the secularization of society and the destruction of any religious belief that involves an imposed moral code from a supernatural being: "We affirm that moral values derive their source from human experience" (Humanist Manifestos I and II, p.17).

It is unfortunate that so many Christians do not take Humanism as a serious threat. We need to open our eyes to the fact that it is a form of idolatry in which human judgment is regarded above God's will.

Look at the above list of things and tell me the difference between this political philosophy, the National Democratic Party, the National Education Association and the Communist Party of the United States. If it waddles when it walks, quacks when it talks, and has feathers it just might be a duck not a race horse.

It is time Christians stand up and within the laws of our land exercise his/her rights as citizens of the United States in defending our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ and His revealed word.

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