Like the Loyalists of the colonial period, secular humanists and today’s postmodernists all reviled the historical fact that the colonists won the American Revolution (1775-83), thus characterizing America and American exceptionalism as somehow illegitimate and oppressive.
There is no place in the Humanist worldview for either immortality or God in the valid meanings of those terms. Humanism contends that instead of the gods creating the cosmos, the cosmos, in the individualized form of human beings giving rein to their imagination, created the gods.
Corliss Lamont, “The Philosophy of Humanism” (1982)
It is intellectually impossible to understand the Left and their perverse paradigm they have forced inside of every institution of American culture and society, law, politics, medicine and history, unless you view it through the lens of Hegelian dialectical materialism. For example, using the above quote the secular humanist (today’s Democrats) believes that God is a myth [Thesis/problem] and that man created the gods [Antithesis/reaction], therefore We [Democrats] are gods who can do whatever we please in the name of the common good—the U.S. Constitution, the Bible, the original intent of the framers, liberty, due process, morality be damned! [Synthesis/solution]
The Democratic Socialist Party being hellbent on deconstructing America from within is the main reason for the present impasse in congressional talks with President Obama to end the government slowdown (83 percent of the government is still operative) because dictators never make good negotiators.
This malignant narcissist worldview is self-evident in the person and political policies of President Barack Obama and the Democratic Socialist Party. The typical liberal, progressive or postmodernist scoffs at the metaphysical. Ignoring the historical fact that out of the first 126 American colleges 123 of them were Christian, nevertheless the Left mocks those people who follow a Judeo-Christian worldview as being myopic, stupid, anti-intellectual and dangerous.
Bishop T.D. Jakes in his classic sermon, “Tell the Devil I changed my Mind, Part 2” had this revelatory passage on the Prodigal Son, a parable by Jesus of a Jewish young man who demanded his inheritance from his father, went to the big city, but soon went bankrupt “when he had spent all on riotous living” and was forced to feed the swine. Here Bishop Jakes is speaking in the voice of Satan who speaks to the wayward son in a mocking tone:
Satan to the Prodigal Son: Come on, come on. I can’t curse you without your help. Don’t live right, why?! Come on and cheat. I need you to help me curse you. … I need you and me to make a deal so I can kill you. I want to destroy everything you’ve got and I can’t do it without you cause you’re too blessed for me to mess you up without your assistance…
I thought of the profound nature of this passage in historical and political terms regarding America’s epic battles to be the last haven of Christianity and liberty on the planet and the Leftist factions who from the beginning have fought against God, natural law, liberty and truth throughout every step of American history.
Although the term “secular humanist” wasn’t coined until the early 1850s, yet these people were philosophically the children that carried the anti-God ideas of the humanist Age of Enlightenment (1600-1800) into the nineteenth century. This anti-religious religion or evolution atheism staked their future by allying with any philosopher, demigod, leftist intellectual, newspaper editor, politician, judge, or skeptic as long as they were willing to deconstruct God, capitalism and Christianity.
Like the Loyalists of the colonial period, secular humanists and today’s postmodernists all reviled the historical fact that the colonists won the American Revolution (1775-83), thus characterizing America and American exceptionalism as somehow illegitimate and oppressive. Theirs was the “Glorious Revolution” called the French Revolution (1789-99) the anti-God insurrection which burned down, destroyed and co-opted cathedrals, churches and massacred Christians and other “enemies of the Republic” by the tens of thousands in France including bishops, priests and nuns. Despite the genocide, upheaval and despair caused by the French Revolution, secular humanists desperately wanted to establish these reactionary, atheist ideas like dialectical materialism, secularism, humanism, relativism, and later evolution atheism, Social Darwinism, Marxism, socialism, communism, progressivism, postmodernism, fascism, etc… into every American institution forever.
The Left would achieve their anti-American goals overtime primarily though the perversion of the education system. In John Dunphy’s “A Religion for a New Age,” the writer argued that, “The classroom must and will become an area 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, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian idea of ‘Love thy Neighbor’ will finally be achieved.”
America’s collective dementia hit the perfect storm with the rise of secular humanism in the 1850s. It was the 1850s that set the stage for the anti-Christian revolutions of the late 1800s, notably Nietzsche’s “God is dead” movement (1882). For example, in 1857 a leftist activist Supreme Court affirmed the legalization of slavery with the Dred Scot v. Sandford case which just four years later would ignite the Civil War (1861-65) and cost America over 750,000 lives. Also, in 1857 the National Education Association was enacted to control and regulate all education especially the public schools, thus dictating a militant evolution atheism in education policy over millions of American citizens. The beginning of the 1850s gave us the advent of secular humanism and the end of the 1850s gave us the scientific mythology of evolution scientism as written in Charles Darwin’s racist polemic, “Origin of Species” (1859).
The tragic effects upon society was that good American citizens have been collectively mis-educated because they didn’t have the right information or proper knowledge of history. Beginning in the early 1930s they unwittingly made a Faustian bargain to sacrifice their inalienable, God-given natural rights for the unconstitutional promise that the FDR, LBJ, Obama welfare state policies will take care of them from the cradle to the grave through the machinery of the fascist, socialist God-state. Many religious groups rightly contend that secular humanism—and, by association, secularism—has a religion-like legal aspect; that secularism in government and in the schools establishes state preferences towards a particular religion (namely, the rejection of theism), and thus a double standard is used in allowing protections to these anti-Christian groups. The U.S. courts, long-dominated by secular humanist jurisprudence however, have consistently rejected this interpretation.
If history has taught us anything since the advent of the French Revolution it is that liberal fascism will always fail because it will always collapse upon the weight of its own immorality. This echoes James Hitchcock’s book, “What is Secular Humanism?” who wrote:
The ultimate failure of Secular Humanism is in the fact that of its very nature it promises what it cannot fulfill. By encouraging people to put their trust in earthly happiness it programs them for disillusionment. This is in large measure the reason why the history of the modern world has been characterized, intellectually, by philosophies of pessimism like Existentialism and by often-rancorous bitterness over various plans for worldly improvement. In the twentieth century, mass slaughter has been perpetrated not by religious believers in opposition to heresy but by secularists convinced that their plan for a worldly utopia is the only possible one.”
What I characterize as the Atheist/Socialist long march through the institutions under the fascist policies of President Obama has reached its diabolical apotheosis. Dr. James Dobson in his classic book, “Children at Risk,” put it this way, “The humanistic system of values has now become the predominant way of thinking in most of the power centers of society.” Yet the Left has always held the trump card—Education, including dominating public schools K-12, as well as college, graduate schools, medical schools, business schools, law schools, journalism schools with administrators and faculty membership holding evolution atheist worldviews at the 90-95 percentile and conservative faculty (if any) are on average below 5 percent. This egregious lack of intellectual diversity of America’s teachers and professors must change if there is hope for America’s survival.
The original signers of the first Humanist Manifesto of 1933 (notably Dr. John Dewey, the father of public education) declared themselves to be religious humanists. This may surprise many “secular” humanists to realize that your so-called philosophy is just another false cult. Secular humanists sought to replace traditional religions who they believed at the dawn of FDR’s massive expansion of government (e.g., the “New Deal”) failed to meet the needs of their day, therefore the signers of the 1933 Humanist Manifesto declared it an essential objective to establish a religion that was a dynamic force to meet the needs of the day. Secular humanism was thus given the twin mandate of “dethroning God and destroying capitalism”; ideas the father of socialism and communism Karl Marx advocated in his 1848 book, “The Communist Manifesto.”
“We have lost religion, but we have gained humanism. The ideal now is to liberate and to help emancipate mankind, with the result that man become really an absolute for man,” wrote the French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, yet he was tragically wrong. America cannot survive and prosper by abandoning the U.S. Constitution, natural law and constitutionalism. So we must fight against secular humanism in all of its diabolical guises and stand on the Bible, natural law and the original intent of the Constitutional framers for I truly believe that America is the last best hope of a dying world.