Thirty years ago, Naturalist John Dunphy made this shocking and bold declaration:
“The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new — the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of ‘love thy neighbor’ will finally be achieved.” – A Religion for a New Age, Humanist Magazine, Jan.-Feb. 1983, p. 26
Every American child receives a free religious education in our public school system. The central religious belief at the heart of our public school curriculum is Religious Humanism.
The leaders and innovators in American academia have been a dominant influential force on society over the past half-century. They have systematically infused our collegiate institutions with a progressive philosophy hellbent on eradicating Judeo-Christian influences and institutions in the name of Church-State Separation. Our public schools have been utterly transformed as our Judeo-Christian values are methodically underminded and overturned.
Academia has gone so far as to essentially rewrite history. Our textbooks testify to the sins of omission carefully applied, a fitting sacrifice to the gods of humanism. The only thing worse than trivializing the faith of our founders is pretending they had none.
According to the Humanist Manifesto, signed by a collection of progressive elite intellectuals in 1933:
“Though we consider the religious forms and ideas of our fathers no longer adequate, the quest for the good life is still the central task for mankind. Man is at last becoming aware that he alone is responsible for the realization of the world of his dreams, that he has within himself the power for its achievement. He must set intelligence and will to the task.”
It’s time everyone take a moment to evaluate their faith. Is Jesus truely the hope for fallen mankind? Or shall we merely live for today, for tommorrow we die?
The days of shallow faith and straddling the fence are over. The souls of our children are on the line. The time is now. Who shall we serve?
Reflecting back on his controversial article in 1994, Mr. Dunphy had this to say:
“Pat Buchanan was right at the 1992 Republican National Convention when he stated that a cultural civil war rages across America….But here’s something that Mr. Buchanan neglected to mention in his address: humanism is going to win.”
We are living in a day where the lying and cheating ways of those in high places go unchallenged in order that their perception of a greater good may be advanced. Are these the people to whom you will place your faith?
Are we complicit with those who seek to bury the truth of a Savior come down from Heaven for the sins of mankind?
If we are worth His death, then He will be worth our faith.
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
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