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Spirit of Christmas and Secular Humanism: Not!

December 24, 2021

This article is just in time for Christmas. Wonderful!

There is an increasing backlash against Secular Humanist’s attempted stigmatization of all sayings and symbols that reflect America’s religious traditions.

For example suddenly, many more of us are saying “Merry Christmas!” once again. And with this, comes an interesting sense of “liberation”.

This is an odd feeling for people to have; given that our liberty has always been in our own hands!

The appearance of these (currently waning) “social prohibitions” on happy or reverent talk about this nation’s Merry Christmas’s, Thanksgivings, Easters and other religion-based celebrations might be hard to understand. The Following article is sure to enlighten many readers.

Knowledge is power….so please read-on and behave accordingly!

This article is by one of my favorite authors.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

Merry Christmas! Dec. 25, 2021

The Religion of Secular Humanism

JAMES A WATKINS

James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.

Secular Humanism Creates a Spiritual Wasteland of Barren Souls
Secular Humanism Creates a Spiritual Wasteland of Barren Souls

Secular Humanism is a Religion

“The purpose of a man is like the purpose of a pollywog – to wiggle along as far as he can without dying.” ~ Clarence Darrow, Secular Humanist

Secular Humanism is a religion. The American Humanist Association has a religious tax exemption status approved by the federal government. Nine times, the Humanist Manifesto calls Secular Humanism a religion.

The Humanist magazine featured an article in 1983 that boasted: “The battle for mankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom. The classroom must and will become the arena of conflict between the old and the new, the rotting corpse of Christianity and the new faith of Humanism.”

Paul Kutz, a signatory of Humanist Manifesto II, wrote in its preface: “Humanism is a philosophical, religious, and moral point of view.” Kutz calls for the establishment of secular humanist churches.

Secular Humanism: A Religion of Humanity
Secular Humanism: A Religion of Humanity

Secular Humanism is the Religion of our Public Schools

The day God was kicked out of our government schools by the Supreme Court in the 1960s is the day the government schools should have been closed down and replaced by private education. We the People are supposed to be running this country, not nine unelected men in black robes.

For fifty years, Christians have been forced to fund the destruction of their society due to the indoctrination of our children into the secular humanist religion. Advocates for Secular Humanism have been quite clear and explicit about using government schools to promote their faith and undermine Christian beliefs and values. Secular humanists should fund their own schools.

Oh, it has been a neat trick, so give the Devil his due. The sinister ideas of Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud are taught to our children unopposed by the teachings of Jesus, John, Paul, and Luke. In other words, the almighty state’s authority forbids a worldview with God in it, but a satanic worldview is authorized.

Suppose our federal government must fund education. In that case, it should give parents $10,000 for each child to spend on their local secular humanist government school, or a Christian school, micro school, home school, or any other mode of education the parents prefer. School Choice.

Secular Humanism is the Religion of Public Schools
Secular Humanism is the Religion of Public Schools

A Cosmic Battle Between Truth and Lies

The motto of Secular Humanism is “Good without God.” The primary identifying characteristic is its disbelief in God and disdain of any worldview with God in it. So, even though secular humanists claim their views are the opposite of religion, they are devoutly religious.

Scientific materialism is the cornerstone of Secular Humanism. Calling it ‘science’ and not the dreaded ‘religion,’ it has become the religion of our government schools. The so-called ‘separation of church and state’ has been diabolically used to brainwash our children into the religion of Secular Humanism by calling it science.

Secular Humanism indoctrinates our children into four big lies that undergird the rest of its religion: 1) The progress of humankind is all because of science. Christianity has worked against it all along. 2) Science has proven religious beliefs are false. 3) Educated people believe in science, not in the Christian faith. 4) Only science presents the whole of reality as it is.

The secular humanists approach the study of the Cosmos in a manner that purposefully and systematically excludes the divine. Not because this approach is natural but because they IMPOSE it on the Cosmos, refusing to consider anything but a godless universe.

That is not as ‘new’ as its disciples would have you believe. Epicurus promoted the idea that the world’s study should have as its aim to ‘liberate’ the human race from belief in God, immortal souls, and the afterlife—2300 years ago. And a couple of hundred years later, Lucretius promulgated the idea that the universe was the result of pure chance without guidance or purpose.

This is a cosmic battle between truth and lies. The existence of God and the Truth of the Bible are what’s under attack. Secular Humanism has no answer to the questions, “What is evil?” “Why is their order instead of chaos?” “Why is there something instead of nothing?” “Where did the Universe come from?” “How was it created?” “What was there before the Creation?”

“Only Christianity provides a unified answer for the whole of life,” wrote Francis Schaeffer.

Influence of Secular Humanism in Government Schools
Influence of Secular Humanism in Government Schools
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The Gaslighting of America

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Priscilla Presley plastic surgery pictures – before & after

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Definition of Hate Speech

The Clash of Moral Views Underlies our Culture Wars

Every worldview necessarily entails a conception of morality. The secular humanist religion makes Adam indistinguishable from an animal, stripped of anything that would make him distinctly human. Therefore it follows that the purpose of a man’s life can mean no more than the pursuit of pleasure and avoidance of pain; hedonism undisturbed by any desire or fear beyond self-gratification, with sexual gratification the highest aim. It requires a denial that our sexual organs are designed for any purpose above making us feel good. In this view, the fact that children are the result of sexual intercourse is a horrible burden, not a blessing.

We have a clash of moral views that underlie our culture wars. Since human beings are nothing more than a random conglomeration of atoms in the secular humanist religion, there is no basis for any morality. It follows that no sexual act can be intrinsically wrong—which is a strong attraction of this religion. Every pleasure can only be good; no one can be wrong about what feels good to them, and no one may make moral judgments about what makes someone else feel good. If it feels good, do it.

‘Humanist’ has become a word for those who have abandoned belief in God. Some refer to such people as ‘secularists.’ They tend to gravitate to education, entertainment, media, and government careers. That is how they have ascended to positions of authority in these fields, by which culture is formed and transmitted. However, having abandoned God, their true spirituality and morality are skewed, making their influence anti-God. We cannot provide a sound foundation for morals and behavior when everyone’s guess as to what is right or wrong is as good as anyone else’s. People gradually believe that they have the freedom to engage in any behavior they choose. In effect, they make themselves gods.

Secular Humanism Teaches that You are God
Secular Humanism Teaches that You are God

Real Science vs. False Science

B. Alan Wallace defines real science as “a discipline of inquiry entailing rigorous observation and experimentation. Its theories characteristically make predictions that can be put to the empirical test, in which they may turn out to be wrong.”

False science cloaks philosophy or ideology in scientific authority to support beliefs using biased interpretations of evidence that you cannot test. In other words, in textbooks, classrooms, scientific journals, and television, a godless view of the Cosmos is presented as the scientific view, which it is not.

The heartless core of this religion is that nothing but physical forces exist. Therefore, there is no God, especially no God who intervenes in the world, making prayer worthless and our minds and souls nothing but brain activity.

But science has no instruments or methods to detect the non-physical world. And saying that human beings have no souls or minds contradicts how we experience life. To teach the young that our consciousness, beliefs, desires, and intentions are all an illusion is not based on scientific facts but a demonic worldview.

The ‘principal architect’ of the field known as ‘social science’ is Emile Durkheim. He wrote that scientific thought would eventually take the place of religious belief entirely because it is “only a perfect form of religious thought.”

Many people equate their newfound atheism to a religious conversion, declaring, “Science is a religion and its philosophers are the priests of nature.”

Albert Einstein said: “In this materialistic age of ours, the serious scientific workers are the only profoundly religious people.” What is the essence of this religion? Science provides the only actual knowledge.

Secular Humanism Depends on the Theory of Evolution
Secular Humanism Depends on the Theory of Evolution

Nothing is Real

According to Secular Humanism, Christianity, capitalism, and social conservatism are the enemies of progress. This ideology includes the belief that courts, bureaucracies, and schools should be used to accomplish goals that would never be approved by We the People.

Taking the secular humanist worldview out to its logical conclusion, nothing but matter is real. If it makes the shape of a dog, cat, or human being, that means nothing. The whole is less than the sum of its parts because only the components, the atoms, are real.

That is opposed to the way humans naturally interpret reality. A house is a real thing that existed first in the architect’s mind. The builder decided in advance what material was to be used to create it—the material follows form. In the secular humanist view, things only appear to be designed.

Secular humanists once taught that atoms were eternal, but now we know that is not true. Therefore, nature cannot be its own cause since if particles are not immortal, they could not have always existed. Physical reality exists and must have come into existence—must have been created—at some time. In this material universe that we temporarily inhabit, nothing cannot cause something. A cause other than nature must have created nature. Isaac Newton grasped that atoms alone could not produce an orderly universe without divine aid from a Grand Designer.

Secular Humanism: God is Dead
Secular Humanism: God is Dead

The Objective of Secular Humanism is to Eliminate Moral Boundaries

The objective of Secular Humanism is to eliminate the moral boundaries that God created. Morality is, in fact, the ultimate conflict between God and Satan.

If this plane’s sensual pleasures increase, the belief in and worries about the hereafter will decrease. To dissolve the assumption that you have an immortal soul would help remove belief in Godly morality. To convince your fellow man that the universe is nothing but materials would help diminish faith in God. The concept is to redefine what is real and what is not real. That method is not based on scientific truths but theories of men—the priests of Secular Humanism.

Naturally, if you buy into the secular humanist worldview—that all is but an illusion (eerily similar to Buddhism in that regard)—politics becomes your means of salvation. Since the Cosmos is purely the result of chance and is entirely amoral, what is fought for is the maximization of your rights to pleasure and the minimization of any barriers to your gratification. Sexual desire is easily aroused and more easily satisfied without the impediments of love, marriage, family, society, or any moral code. With good and evil out of the way, we can dispense with the very concept of vices and virtues.

Secular Humanism requires enormous faith that Evolution occurred. No experiment can demonstrate that it is more than a nightmare. Darwin knew that every view of morality entails a picture of the Cosmos to support it. Only a secular humanist worldview can think nothing of the slaughter of hundreds of millions of innocent human beings—we build abattoirs for animals, don’t we?

Only such a religion as that can make a hero out of Alfred Kinsey and Mr. X., his satanic subject. Kinsey believed that adult-child sex was natural—why would it not be if we were nothing but random chemicals? Kinsey also thought it was childlike to oppose bestiality: “To many persons, it will seem axiomatic that two mating animals should be individuals of the same species. Such beliefs are immature.”

There are no moral standards in a universe defined by chance. Ethical principles, therefore, are nothing more than individual preferences. Remember that Hitler, Stalin, and Chairman Mao never thought killing tens of millions of people was WRONG. As the militant atheist Richard Dawkins said, “We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous—indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.”

The Christian faith teaches us that God outlines right and wrong. We are free moral agents who personally choose to do one or the other. Secular Humanism dominates public discussion and our public school dogmas. Its philosophy is all about societal sin—not personal sin. That enables the most immoral and irresponsible among us to assuage their guilty consciences by supporting the politically correct public stances regarding society’s crimes. Virtue signaling.

Secular Humanism Excludes God from Public Schools
Secular Humanism Excludes God from Public Schools

The Supreme Court Imposed Secular Humanism on our Children

Secular humanists infested the Supreme Court. In the 1960s, for the first time in American history, they would cast God, the Bible, and prayer out of our public schools. That was a sharp blow against the traditional values that had formed the bedrock of America.

As a result, we suffer from an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases, fractured families, and millions of children with no idea who their daddy is.

The people behind the deconstruction of the American Way of Life are known by many names. They may be called atheists, progressives, secular humanists, or social liberals. Regardless, their goal is to replace belief in God with faith in Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, with the state as the new God, and people as mere animals. These progressives rightly calculated that the easiest way to overcome the will of the people in a democratic republic was through the nine unelected, appointed for life, Supreme Court Justices.

Satan Baits the Hook
Satan Baits the Hook

Scientism

Scientism is the view that science and science alone has anything meaningful to say about the human condition. It explicitly rejects belief in God and the supernatural; it rejects boundaries for science. Scientism—not science itself—leads some people to think that religion and science are at odds.

Modern science is, in fact, the child of the Christian faith. The Bible shows us that God created a rational world organized by natural laws that we can discover with the rational minds He gave us for this purpose. The universe, designed by God’s supreme intelligence, can be investigated by the cognitive abilities of human beings created in His image.

I am amazed at the number of politicians who claim to be Catholics but support abortion and homosexual behaviors. They claim to have erected a wall between their private beliefs and their public stances. No other group engaged in public policy does so. Why should only Christians do so?

Secular humanists certainly do not. Man is a cosmic accident; he has no purpose; his life has no meaning. This is the philosophy of the godless existentialist. It comes from a lethal combination of the four most influential atheists: Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, and Darwin.

The Problem with Secular Humanism
The Problem with Secular Humanism

Moral Relativism

Relativism forbids distinguishing between moral codes and fosters self-indulgence. Don’t be judgmental! Out go civility, manners, and morals—mere shackles on our freedom. Nothing is revered. Permissiveness, pleasure first, no criticism allowed, the praise of the crude, vulgar and sordid. It is not good to eliminate the boundary between what men can do and what they should do.

Secular Humanism accepts paganism, occultism, and various other New Age beliefs. It is under the influence of communism; its creed is all things anti-American. Secular Humanism is hostile to tradition, custom, orthodox religion, crèches, crosses, bible studies, any mention of God on school property. But witches are OK.

Secular humanists have changed the traditional school holidays from Christmas break to winter break, spring holiday in place of Easter, fall break in place of Thanksgiving.

Knowing that God is watching us creates self-control. Wisdom and virtue create human happiness in society. Vice and wickedness are destructive.

Secular Humanism is anthropocentric: Man is the center of the universe. This view is decidedly opposed to the wisdom of our Founding Fathers. Liberty was not for individuals to pursue every whim or instinct. Secular Humanism promises individual freedom without limits, most of all, freedom from the Christian faith’s moral strictures. We can see the results all around us: moral poverty, moral anarchy.

Progressives are moral relativists, which means they do not believe that concrete right and wrong exist or that anything substantive can be said about morality.

Secular Humanists: "Hail Satan!"
Secular Humanists: “Hail Satan!”

In Closing

Progressive atheists suffer under the delusion that social science can perfect human societies if only they could relieve people of their belief in God. They took control of our school systems and taught generations of children that they were random cosmic accidents raised from primordial goo—rather than the Image of God, as the Bible teaches. Ridding the public schools of God, the Bible, and prayer were the keystones that the progressive atheists needed to push their worldview on our children.

Over the past several decades, progressives would work through the courts to prohibit public expression of our constitutional right to Free Expression of Religion. Christmas carols and manger scenes began to disappear from the American landscape. Even “Merry Christmas” came under prohibition in many parts of American life. The ACLU has advanced most of all this evil.

Secular Humanism will continue to grow like cancer if we do not cut it out. It is a parasite so bent on destroying the Christian religion that it will destroy itself and its host nation and bring down the world if it must, in the effort.

As the darkness creeps over our land, haters of wisdom take command. They spread false values, filth, and decadence. At the same time, they assault America’s moral and religious foundations. It is insane to give government absolute power when it has no fundamental absolutes by which to govern.

“Skepticism is the sadism of embittered souls.” ~ Emil Cioran

BY JAMES A WATKINS


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