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 Secular Humanism - Excluding God from Schools & Society

Secular Humanism is an attempt to function as a civilizedsociety with the exclusion of God and His moral principles. During the lastseveral decades, Humanists have been very successful in propagating theirbeliefs. Their primary approach is to target the youth through the publicschool system. Humanist Charles F. Potter writes, "Education is thus amost 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 andteaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of the five-dayprogram of humanistic teaching?" (Charles F. Potter, "Humanism: A NewReligion," 1930)

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

Is this what's happening? John Dewey, remembered for his efforts inestablishing America's current educational systems, was one of the chiefsigners of the 1933
HumanistManifesto. It seems the Humanists have beeninterested in America's education system for nearly a century. They have beenabsolutely successful in teaching children that God is imaginary and contraryto "science."


Secular Humanism, too, is a religious worldview. John Dewey in ACommon Faith said, "Here are all the elements for a religious faith thatshall not be confined to sect, class, or race. Such a faith has always beenimplicitly the common faith of mankind. It remains to make it explicit andmilitant."[87]


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


Sanger is the founder of Planned Parenthood, an organizationresponsible for the death of millions of unborn human beings and the killingscontinue 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 theinnocent in accordance with their desire to further the sexual revolution.Sanger, Mary Calderone and Faye Wattleton have all been recipients of theHumanist of the Year award. All three were heavily involved in promoting therevolution. "If it is possible for one person to change the veryfoundations of civilization from a moral one to an immoral one, then MargaretSanger should rightfully be known as the founder of modern culture becausetoday's culture is characterized precisely by the values she and her admirerstaught."[88] H.G. Wells agreed, "Margaret Sanger made currents and circumstances.


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

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


When Wattleton accepted her Humanist of the Year award, she paidspecial tribute to the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger. To agreat extent Sanger epitomizes the Secular Human worldview. Nothing in herteaching 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 anatheistic worldview such a slogan could well be theirs as well. In her veryfirst edition of "The Woman Rebel" she denounced marriage as "adegenerate institution" and sexual modesty as "obsceneprudery."[93]Sanger's hero was Havelock Ellis. Upon reading his massive seven-volume Studiesin the Psychology of Sex, she told her husband that she needed to be liberatedfrom the strict bonds of marriage. She ultimately deserted her husband topractice free love in Greenwich Village.


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


Sanger called for limiting the amount of children for the poorerclasses of people, require parents to apply for licenses to have babies, andforcibly sterilize poor people, encourage the more successful human types tohave more children and preached a new world order without crime and povertycaused by the birth of genetically inferior children. "But, unlike, AdolphHitler, Margaret Sanger successfully encouraged peaceful methods of racial'purification.' Whenever possible she advocated that people should be paid tobe sterilized by gifts of money and presents."[95] Herterm 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), expressinghis 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 loverHavelock Ellis who in turn followed Francis Galton who first systemized andpopularized Eugenic thought. Galton was a cousin to Charles Darwin. But Grantsays that Sanger's attraction to race was also political. "Virtually allof her Socialist friends, lovers, and comrades," says Grant, "werecommitted Eugenicists — from the followers of Lenin in Revolutionary Socialism,like H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, and Julius Hammer, to the followers ofHitler in National Socialism, like Ernest Rudin, Leon Whitney, and HarryLaughlin."[96]


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


From kindergarten through graduate school America's students areimmersed in the doctrines and dogmas of Secular Humanism. The U.S. Supreme Courthas made sure that only Secular Humanism is taught in the classroom in spite ofthe fact that the U.S. Supreme Court designated Secular Humanism a religion in1961.[98]


How this situation came about is told in one of the most powerfulstudies 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 ofAmerica. The Veritas Foundation's study is entitled The Great Deceit: SocialPseudo-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 FabianSociety — the League for Industrial Democracy. Dewey epitomizes Secular Humanismsince he was an atheist in theology, a naturalist in philosophy, an ethicalrelativist in morals, an evolutionist in biology, and a socialist in economics.


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

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

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

Ethically — relativism: "No inherent moral orethical laws exist, nor are there absolute guiding principles for humansociety. The universe cares nothing for us and we have no ultimate meaning inlife."[102]

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

Psychology — Self-actualization: "For myself, though I amvery well aware of the incredible amount of destructive, cruel, malevolentbehavior in today's world — from the threats of war to the senseless violencein the streets — I do not find that this evil is inherent in humannature."[104]

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

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

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

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

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


Source: Summit Ministries