11/3/13 – According to Dr. Tim La Haye and Dr. David Noebel, in their book “Mind Siege,” Word Publishing, a Division of Thomas Nelson Company, Nashville, TN., 2000, “Most of us [Christians] simply do not realize what Secular Humanism is and how it is destroying our culture, families and country. One day it could [if not stopped] destroy the entire world.
It is not an overstatement to say that most of today’s evils can be traced to Secular Humanism, which has already taken over our government, the United Nations, our public and even some of our private educational institutions like Harvard and Yale [which when first established by the Christian religion, were religious in nature], and Stanford, and many others, television, and most of the other power centers of life.
Secular Humanism, whether it calls itself Marxist Humanism, Cosmic Humanism, Scientific Humanism, Planetary Humanism, Postmodern Humanism or some other label, is driven by an irrational hatred for [Christianity and] Jesus Christ and it seeks to eradicate the Christian worldview from the media, the government, and especially public education. Secularists scorn creationism, design in nature, man in the image of God, the Fall, traditional or Biblical morality, the natural family of father and mother, and the religious and political faith of a majority of [the United States of] America’s Founding Fathers.”
I think their description is a very good one; of the effects of 40-50 years of unbridled Secular Humanism in the United States. I also think the authors are correct in their assessment of the problem, especially the observation that many Christians simply do not understand. And that is why we’re losing the battle for the minds and hearts of Man. And that is why our culture is gradually becoming poisoned by the pernicious evil of Secular Humanism.
The authors go on to say: “Unfortunately, the mainline churches – especially the denominations and seminaries affiliated with the National and World Council of Churches – have eaten, swallowed and digested tons of humanist dogma: evolution, socialism, Marxism, higher criticism of the Bible, moral relativism, amoral sex education, nontraditional families, liberation theology, process theology, gay theology, feminist theology, black theology, world government, and global citizenship, to name but a few.”
The American College Dictionary, published in 1962, which I [still] use when I’m feeling mistrustful of later editions, contains the following pertinent definitions:
secular; 1) of or pertaining to the world, or to things not religious, sacred, or spiritual; temporal; worldly. 2) not pertaining to or connected with religion, as literature, music, etc. 3) dealing with nonreligious subjects, or, excluding religious instruction, as education, etc.
secularism; 1) secular spirit or tendencies, especially a system of political or social philosophy which rejects all forms of religious faith and worship. 2) the view that public education and other matters of civil policy should be conducted without the introduction of a religious element.
Some countries of the world, like most of the Islamic ones, are Theistic. In other words, they are religious in nature and their religion is a state religion, to which everyone is required to belong. That religion is Islam, a religion which, in its “holy” book, The Koran, orders its members “to kill all the infidels, wherever you find them.” [See Religion of Peace? Islam’s War Against the World” by Gregory M. Davis, which documents all the places in the Koran that incite [the good] Muslims to violence. Perhaps this has caused some confusion in the minds of many Christians and religious Jews, and provided ammunition for Secular Humanists with which to confuse its opponents. But although our nation is or has been a religious one until recently, it has had absolutely nothing to do with the United States of America. Our country, although founded by men who were mostly Christians, and whose founding principles, including its early laws, are based upon Christianity, is not Theistic but secular. And in fact, one of the goals of the founders was to set up a government free of the coercive force of any governmental or state religion; religious liberty was what they called it. Its citizens were to be free to practice whatever religion they chose, or no religion at all, if that was their choice.
But it has only been recently that, under the sheer political and even economic force of Secular Humanism, the government of the United States has not simply tried to remain neutral toward religion, but has actually become hostile and antagonistic toward it. This must stop.
But it will only be through us that it does stop! You and I must both do our parts. To stop the further spread of Secular Humanism we must first understand it and be able to recognize it for the evil it is, and for the harm it has done.
Discernment is important, here. Many otherwise decent people do not have the gift of Discernment, which is developed over a lifetime through daily prayer, spiritual reading, and almsgiving. So they cannot even understand what’s wrong with such current so-called comedy TV shows as South Park, The Big Bang Theory, Two Broke Girls, Friends, The Modern Family, all of which help spread the evil of parts of the Secular Humanist philosophy, in addition to being crude and trashy, which helps to lower the standards of decency in our society.
Here’s a list of several ideas that threaten the well-being of the entire world of the 21st Century: 1) Man makes right, not God; 2) every man possesses an innate moral sense; 3) Man is good by nature but corrupted by society; 4) happiness is the measure and goal of a good life; 5) Man is an animal; 6) material and economic causes alone produce social change; 7) only slaves and fools restrain their wills and desires; 7) there is no God, only unconscious mechanistic causation; 8) Christianity is primitive and even Jesus was flawed; 9) life is meaningless; 10) everything is relative and all we need is love. Did I miss any? Any of them sound familiar to you? According to Tim LaHaye in his book, Mind Siege “all of them spring directly from the foul-smelling sewer of Secular Humanism.” If you can add one or more to this list, please scroll down to “Leave a Reply” and . . . well, leave a reply.
I’m not done with this topic. Back tomorrow. Ravens are playing. So are the Broncos.