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Secular Humanism

 Secular Humanism - Excluding God from Schools & Society

Secular Humanism is an attempt to function as a civilized society with the exclusion of God and His moral principles. During the last several decades, Humanists have been very successful in propagating their beliefs. Their primary approach is to target the youth through the public school system. Humanist Charles F. Potter writes, "Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every American school is a school 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)

John J. Dunphy, in his award winning essay, The Humanist (1983), illustrates this strategic focus, "The battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: A religion of humanity -- utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to carry humanist values into wherever they teach. The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new -- the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism."

Is this what's happening? John Dewey, remembered for his efforts in establishing America's current educational systems, was one of the chief signers of the 1933
Humanist Manifesto. It seems the Humanists have been interested in America's education system for nearly a century. They have been absolutely successful in teaching children that God is imaginary and contrary to "science."


Secular Humanism, too, is a religious worldview. John Dewey in A Common Faith said, "Here are all the elements for a religious faith that shall not be confined to sect, class, or race. Such a faith has always been implicitly the common faith of mankind. It remains to make it explicit and militant."[87]


Margaret Sanger, recipient of Humanist of the Year award, represents that aspect of Secular Humanist that could end up killing more human beings than Nazism, Fascism and Communism combined.


Sanger is the founder of Planned Parenthood, an organization responsible for the death of millions of unborn human beings and the killings continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with no end in sight.


Secular Humanists have put into practice the slaughter of the innocent in accordance with their desire to further the sexual revolution. Sanger, Mary Calderone and Faye Wattleton have all been recipients of the Humanist of the Year award. All three were heavily involved in promoting the revolution. "If it is possible for one person to change the very foundations of civilization from a moral one to an immoral one, then Margaret Sanger should rightfully be known as the founder of modern culture because today's culture is characterized precisely by the values she and her admirers taught."[88] H. G. Wells agreed, "Margaret Sanger made currents and circumstances.


When the history of our civilization is written, it will be a biological history and Margaret Sanger will be its heroine."[89] As part of the Wantley Circle, H. G. Wells, along with Harold Child and Hugh de Selincourt, were Sanger's lovers.[90] The Wantley Circle was a free-love association.

The goal of Planned Parenthood ? To help "young people obtain sex satisfaction before marriage. By sanctioning sex before marriage, we will prevent fear and guilt."[91] The Planned Parenthood publication You've Changed the Combination states, "There are only two kinds of sex: sex with victims and sex without. Sex with victims is always wrong. Sex without is always right."[92]


When Wattleton accepted her Humanist of the Year award, she paid special tribute to the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger. To a great extent Sanger epitomizes the Secular Human worldview. Nothing in her teaching or lifestyle fall outside of Humanism in theory or practice.


For example, she founded the publication "The Woman Rebel," whose slogan was "No Gods! No Masters!" Since Secular Humanism is an atheistic worldview such a slogan could well be theirs as well. In her very first edition of "The Woman Rebel" she denounced marriage as "a degenerate institution" and sexual modesty as "obscene prudery."[93] Sanger's hero was Havelock Ellis. Upon reading his massive seven-volume Studies in the Psychology of Sex, she told her husband that she needed to be liberated from the strict bonds of marriage. She ultimately deserted her husband to practice free love in Greenwich Village.


Sanger's relationship to the Nazi worldview involves Hitler's director of the Nazi Society for Racial Hygiene, Ernst Rudin. In 1933, the Planned Parenthood Review published Rudin's article "Eugenic Sterilization: An Urgent Need." Later in 1933 it published an article by Leon Whitney defending the Third Reich's racial program.[94]


Sanger called for limiting the amount of children for the poorer classes of people, require parents to apply for licenses to have babies, and forcibly sterilize poor people, encourage the more successful human types to have more children and preached a new world order without crime and poverty caused by the birth of genetically inferior children. "But, unlike, Adolph Hitler, Margaret Sanger successfully encouraged peaceful methods of racial 'purification.' Whenever possible she advocated that people should be paid to be sterilized by gifts of money and presents."[95] Her term for such people — "human weeds."


Dr. Lothrop Stoddard (Harvard doctorate), a co-worker of Sanger's, wrote a book entitled Into the Darkness, Nazi Germany Today (1940), expressing his admiration for the Germans' method of cleaning up their race problems using "scientific and truly humanitarian ways."

As George Grant notes Margaret Sanger was mesmerized by the "scientific" racism of Malthusian Eugenics. She followed her lover Havelock Ellis who in turn followed Francis Galton who first systemized and popularized Eugenic thought. Galton was a cousin to Charles Darwin. But Grant says that Sanger's attraction to race was also political. "Virtually all of her Socialist friends, lovers, and comrades," says Grant, "were committed Eugenicists — from the followers of Lenin in Revolutionary Socialism, like H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, and Julius Hammer, to the followers of Hitler in National Socialism, like Ernest Rudin, Leon Whitney, and Harry Laughlin."[96]


While we are using Margaret Sanger as the representative of Secular Humanism every student of this worldview knows that John Dewey is their most famous and important voice. Dewey's influence on American education has been dominate since the 30s. Secular Humanism is the only worldviews allowed in the public schools. Humanist Charles Francis Potter in his work, Humanism: A New Religion, says, "Education is the most powerful ally of Humanism, and every American public school is a school of Humanism. What can the theistic Sunday Schools, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching."[97]


From kindergarten through graduate school America's students are immersed in the doctrines and dogmas of Secular Humanism. The U.S. Supreme Court has made sure that only Secular Humanism is taught in the classroom in spite of the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court designated Secular Humanism a religion in 1961.[98]


How this situation came about is told in one of the most powerful studies of the 20th Century. This study traces how the leftists, socialists, liberals, humanists slowly but surely captured the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, history, economics, jurisprudence) and even some pulpits of America. The Veritas Foundation's study is entitled The Great Deceit: Social Pseudo-Sciences and Keynes at Harvard.


The Great Deceit is replete with references to John Dewey[99] including his relationship to the American counterpart to the British Fabian Society — the League for Industrial Democracy. Dewey epitomizes Secular Humanism since he was an atheist in theology, a naturalist in philosophy, an ethical relativist in morals, an evolutionist in biology, and a socialist in economics.


In concluding this section let the Humanists express themselves in the various areas of their worldview.

Theologically — atheistic: "Humanism cannot in any fair sense of the word apply to one who still believes in God as the source and creator of the universe."[100]

Philosophically — naturalism: "Naturalistic Humanism . . . is the Humanism that I have supported through the written and spoken word for some forty years."[101]

Ethically — relativism: "No inherent moral or ethical laws exist, nor are there absolute guiding principles for human society. The universe cares nothing for us and we have no ultimate meaning in life."[102]

Biologically — evolution: "Evolution is a fact amply demonstrated by the fossil record and by contemporary molecular biology. Natural selection is a successful theory devised to explain the fact of evolution."[103]

Psychology — Self-actualization: "For myself, though I am very well aware of the incredible amount of destructive, cruel, malevolent behavior in today's world — from the threats of war to the senseless violence in the streets — I do not find that this evil is inherent in human nature."[104]

Sociology-Social "Science": "Marriage, for most people, has outlived its usefulness and is doing more harm than good."[105]

Law — Positive law: "No matter how misperceived as natural they may be, rights . . . are the works of human artifice."[106]

Politics — Globalism: "It is essential for UNESCO to adopt an evolutionary approach . . . the general philosophy of UNESCO should, it seems, be a scientific world humanism, global in extent and evolutionary in background . . . .Thus the struggle for existence that underlies naturals selection is increasingly replaced by conscious selection, a struggle between ideas and values in consciousness."[107]

Economics — Socialism: "A socialized and cooperative economic order must be established to the end that the equitable distribution of the means of life be possible."[108]

History — Atheistic evolution: "The laws of biology are the fundamental lessons of history."[109] "War is one of the constants of history and is the ultimate form of natural selection in the human species."[110]


Source: Summit Ministries