Humanism is not a reference to humanitarian treatment of persons
and/or animals. It is regrettably the current predominant philosophy
of American educational life and the demoniacal religion sponsored
and enforced by the government.
Humanism: a Religion
In 1961 the U.S. Supreme Court cited humanism as a religion in
the case of Torcaso v. Watkins. "Roy Torcaso, a humanist
living in Maryland, had refused to declare his belief in Almighty
God, which was required by state law for him to be commissioned
as a notary public. The Court ruled that requirement for such
an oath "invades appellant's freedom of belief and religion"
(AFA Journal, March '91, p. 6). Especially noteworthy was
the footnote appended to the legal decision: "Among religions
in this country which do not teach what would generally be considered
a belief in God are Buddhism, Taoism, Ethical Culture, secular
humanism, and others."
The Humanist Manifestos I and II continually assert that the signers
are seeking to propagate a religion to replace the "outmoded"
faith in God and "belief in the Bible" idea.
Based upon the nonsensical notion that mankind needs a new vision
for a new age, the mawkish Manifestos (1933, 1973) stated:
Religious humanists regard the universe as selfexisting
and not created.
Humanism recognizes that man's religious culture and civilization
are the product of a gradual development ...
Humanism asserts that the nature of the universe depicted by modern
science makes unacceptable any supernatural ... guarantees of
Salvationism ... appears as harmful, diverting people with false
hopes of heaven hereafter. Reasonable minds look to other means
We believe ... that traditional dogmatic or authoritative religions
that place revelation, God, ritual, or creed above human needs
and experience do a disservice to the human species.... We find
insufficient evidence for belief in the existence of a supernatural
being. As nontheists, we begin with humans, not God, nature
Promises of immortal salvation or fear of eternal damnation are
both illusory and harmful.
Science affirms that the human species is an emergence from natural
Ethics is autonomous and situational, needing not theological
or ideological sanction.
The many varieties of sexual exploration should not in themselves
be considered "evil."
To say that our society has been radically revolutionized by such
crinkled and crosseyed concepts is to state it fairly. One
of the confessed goals of secular humanism, according to the dastardly
declaration they style "manifesto," is: "The separation
of church and state and the separation of ideology and state"
while conniving for a "new world order" in which "national
sovereignty" is sacrificed for the structuring of a "oneworld
government." Remember that humanism is classified by the
Government and by themselves as a religion. At the American Humanist
Awards ceremony they boasted that they have "conquered the
entire public school system for Humanism."
If the reader will pause to reflect a moment, it will not be difficult
to discover the incredible success that humanists have had in
implementation of their dream. "Values Clarification"
is practiced in many public school systems whereby "educators
now perceive their job to be the complete 'resocialization' of
the child-the complete reshaping of his values, beliefs, and morals"
(Robert Webber, Secular Humanism, p. 83).
Test scores from school children continue dipping, the National
Education Association cries for more money, and all the while
the goal of the NEA and Federal Government is to revolutionize
the child's sense of morality and national pride. Public education
is fast evolving from an instructor in basic learning skill, to
a humanist indoctrination project.
Sex Education has obtruded its way into public education in spite
of the urgent protest by parents. The New York City school board
than that as they voted to dispense free condoms to their 260,000
H.S. students-without parental consent (Washington Education
Report, Tim LaHaye, March '91, p. 4). Of course, every
Christian knows that such topics involved in this are parental
responsibility, not public. It seems that the only observable
effects that sex education by schools has on youngsters is to
heighten curiosity into exploration.
Evolution is the foundation of American education and is the contraband
smuggled to your child in grade school. This is partly because
of the foolish and daffy thinking whereby the government now sees
its task as freeing persons from religion, not maintaining a persons
freedom to practice it. Let the reader also recall that school
sponsored prayer, reading or displaying the Bible, or mentioning
God's name is "unconstitutional." An 11yearold
girl, a student in a talented program, was assigned to write
on the topic of "Power." She wrote on the "Power
of God." The teacher forbade her from reading the report
publicly and humiliated the girl before her peers (Wash. Ed.
Report, p. 4).
The popular but disgraceful humanistic maladies can be verified
endlessly as the godless mobs wish to disfranchise and burglarize
the American populace of any semblance of God. It is not a time
for increased TV viewing, funny paper pondering, and general lollygagging
in our pleasurefilled lives. Nor is it the hour to teach,
somewhat as Ezekiel puts it, "A sissified gospel" of
feelgoodism which refuses to attack the problems at hand.
By so doing, the god of this wicked world is blinding the eyes
of our understanding from the eternal issues which will determine
the course of our children's world.