09 Jan Secular Humanism & The Tyrant Named Liberty
A dangerous double standard exists today. Those who disavow the existence of any deity have strategically positioned themselves to remain untouched by the ever watchful eye of state-church considerations. These groups reject any worldview, indeed any portion of a worldview, that acknowledges a higher power. By removing inherently religious language from their own rhetoric, these groups supplant long-held conventional wisdom with their own convoluted philosophies. They believe they do so without risk of criticism simply because they are avoiding any association with “traditionally religious” groups. The secularists cry, “Separation of Church and State,” as they rape and pillage both institutions.
As evidence I submit Norman Geisler’s extrapolation of the Humanist Manifesto II and the eight-year subsequent Humanist Declaration:
ORIGINAL (1973): “The separation of church and state and the separation of ideology and state are imperatives.” Humanists believe that the state “should not favor any particular religious bodies through the use of public moneys, nor espouse a single ideology.”
NEW (1980): Separation of church and state. “Because of their commitment to freedom, secular humanists believe in the principle of the separation of church and state.” In their view “any effort to impose an exclusive conception of Truth, piety, virtue, or justice upon the whole of society is a violation of free inquiry.”
Two issues are in need of immediate recognition. First, by creating an artificial divide between religion and ideology, and simultaneously removing language associated with ideologies from their updated declaration, the Humanists have positioned themselves to operate freely, imposing their worldview in the public square with no risk of being condemned for imposing “religious values.” Second, the humanists commit a logical fallacy in their demand that no one should “impose an exclusive concept of truth, piety, virtue, or justice.” The logical fallacy exists in that their very demand against imposition, is, itself, an imposed exclusive concept, and thus a violation of their own command not to impose exclusive concepts. In other words, they are making an exclusive mandate by excluding exclusive mandates. Of course, if held to their doctrine, we would also be unable to exclude murder, rape, spousal and child abuse, etc., because that would mean that we were making an exclusive judgment about virtue and justice. So, not only is the Secular Humanist setup manipulative, it is also incoherent and absurd as well.
The Secular Humanist’s double standard must be acknowledged and it must be reconciled. Our nation is floundering in ignorance, while these masked ideologues impose logically and functionally flawed imperatives on an unsuspecting population. Secular humanism is a thief in the night. Arm yourselves against this Tyrant disguised as Liberty herself. If we fail to respond, this “New Liberty” is sure to make slaves of us all.