Secular humanism, the antithesis of Judeo-Christian thought, is nothing new, but until the latter years of the twentieth century, it was not the prevailing worldview in the United States. The Age of Enlightenment in Western Europe, following the Dark Ages, was the intellectual response to suppression of free thought by the power of the “church.” The emerging free thinkers claimed that human beings were capable of organizing themselves and solving world problems with science and reason, not needing the wisdom or power of God. He was merely the figment of peasants who needed superstition and mysticism to deal with life, because they were not intelligent enough to understand science, and reason things out for themselves.
For almost a century humanists have targeted our nation’s children, teaching them that scientific theories are fact, but God is imaginery, that believers in God are uninformed, illiterate and angry. In 1930, Charles F. Potter wrote “Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism. What can a theistic Sunday school’s meeting for an hour once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of the five-day program of humanistic teaching?” (Charles F. Potter, “Humanism: A New Religion”, 1930) It’s no wonder that our schools were attacked in the early sixties, the generation after these ideas began to infiltrate our society.
Today, many adults believe the fabrications they were taught as children. Skepticism abounds, while morality has all but disappeared. Politicians can easily manipulate the public with a biased media or with passionate speeches filled with distortion and untruth, because very few people think for themselves any more.
Before We the People continue any farther down the path we’re on, we should examine which worldview produces the more satisfying, industrious, productive, free society. We must compare the fruit of the Judeo-Christian principles in our country pre-1962 with the fruit of secular humanism since. That’s what a free thinker should do. Right?
Therefore, as a free thinking individual, I have a choice to make. I can either believe that God exists, He first created a well-ordered universe, and then, life to inhabit it. He involves Himself in my life because He loves me and wants the best for me. Or, I can believe that I am my own god and don’t need anything bigger than myself. This physical world is all that exists, and it, and all life on it, evolved from nothing. Though humanists totally discount faith, to me, it takes much more “faith” to believe the latter. What about you?