The quick, simple answer is that it is the religion of self-indulgence with no possible consequences for the way we live in any kind of life after death. Beginning somewhere around the Kennedy administration, Secular Humanists learned that if they lied and claimed that they weren’t a religion, they could get federal funds. They also got political power to force everyone to practice their religion.
“The United States Supreme court has held that secular humanism is a religion. Belief in evolution is a central tenet of that religion. (Edwards v Aguillard U.S. Supreme Court 1987. Justice Antonin Scalia.)
Secular Humanists today like to call themselves either atheists or agnostics. These are poor terms because they have changed in meaning so much throughout time. Christians were executed by the Roman Empire for the crime of atheism. Agnostic means to not know. They believe that it is not possible to know God. This is a relatively new concept, just over two hundred years old. It is, in its modern form, a child of the French Revolution.
While Atheism or Agnosticism sound good in theory, complete denial of anything supernatural contradicts the experiences of too many people.
Almost every American colony had some form of establishment of religion. This was because their religion consisted of proven and necessary facts of existence. Religion was reliable, logical and rational to them. The modern established religion of Secular Humanism teaches that it is the only scientifically-based belief system in existence. It claims that all other religions are not scientifically-based, but the opposite is true. The Bible, upon which true religion is based, is a book of Science, and Secular Humanism is a religion of mythology.
“… Scientific history … is that the method that we use is something akin to the scientific method. It is based on at least three characteristics …. The first is to establish that the evidence is reliable. The second is making certain that the analysis being made is logical. And third, the analysis must lead to a generalisation that is based on rational argument.” 1
Since time began man has only been able to take one of three positions toward a scientific fact. The first is belief, which means to accept the fact as it is and interpret its significance correctly. The second is unbelief, which means to reject a fact or give it the wrong interpretation. The third position is some degree of compromise between the other two, such as accepting a fact but wrongly interpreting its significance. It is also possible to misinterpret the true nature of the fact and misapply it to come to other wrong conclusions.
Belief does not mean mere opinion, as modern culture has degraded the word. The legal term belief means to accept something as true based on the facts available. Facts are true whether or not you choose to believe them. The Scriptures are the basis of scientific facts. This is the standard the founding fathers began with and also the colonials before them. All scientific facts are based on the Scriptures. “Facts are stubborn things;” said John Adams, “and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
1 Professor Romila Thapar, Frontline magazine Volume 18 – Issue 19, Sep. 15 – 28, 2001 India’s National Magazine from the publishers of THE HINDU.
7 thoughts on “Secular Humanism: America’s Establishment of Religion Part Two: What Is Secular Humanism?”
Hi Mary! An interesting question about the definition of Secular Humanism as a religion came to my mind. I thought any religion requires a deity as its core. It would be God if you are Christian, Jewish, or Muslim, and gods if you are Hindu, Shintu, or Pagan. So what would represent the deity that is the core of Secular Humanism? I find it most intriguing!
The God of the Secular Humanism is self, Ilil. 🙂
Wow!!!!!! This is a glorious answer. If Secular Humanism is self-deification, I am in trouble… Thanks for answering so beautifully and for allowing a conversation on a subject that too many people are afraid to talk about! 🙂
There’s nothing wrong with having a sense of satisfaction in your achievements and accomplishments, knowing that you have worked hard and done things well. But you’ve certainly encountered people who are boastful, arrogant, insulting, and have nothing to offer but their pride as “proof” of their worth.
I read a good book on this topic, “ye shall be as gods” by Larry Johnson. It’s not a “light” read, but it’s full of info throughout history of the battle for supremacy between the Christian world view and Humanism. It takes on all aspects (Media, Education, Religion, Government, Family structure and so on).
Sounds like our book, tcavey. Does it include the ancient history and scientific background info also?