Secular Humanism Revisited
By Jack Kinsella
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Discovery Revives ‘Life On Mars’ Debate
The discovery of vast amounts of ice has revived the debate about whether or not life ever existed on Mars. The ice fields suggest Mars has — or had — sufficient water to make it possible for the planet to have harbored life. The data was obtained from the new Odessy spacecraft that took up orbit around the Red Planet this week. NASA claims that since ‘water is vital to life’ NASA takes the extraordinary leap of concluding the existence of the ice fields means there was once life on Mars.
NASA is desperate to find evidence of extra-terrestrial life, so that science can put to rest forever the myth of a Creator-God who created Planet Earth alone to sustain life. Science is a religion unto itself and scientists are the clergy of secular humanism.
Secular humanism is a worldview, but it is also a religion. A ‘worldview’ is a set of beliefs through which one interprets all reality.
The Humanist Manifesto defines secular humanism as a faith. “These affirmations [in the Manifestos] are not a final credo or dogma but an expression of a living growing faith”. [The Humanist Manifesto, Paul Kurtz Prometheus Books, 1993]
The Supreme Court ruled secular humanism was a religion [Torcaso vs. Maryland, 1960] Secular humanism qualifies as a religion for IRS 501c(3) religious organization tax exemptions.
To the humanist, man created God in man’s image. Secular humanism has its own clergy, as noted, its own explanation for creation [evolution] its own moral teachings [ethical relativism] and its own god – man.
Secular humanism can be defined as a religious worldview based on atheism, naturalism, evolution and ethical relativism. It has its own devil — the belief in God. Secular humanism’s battle with God is as old as humanity itself. In the Garden, Satan tempted Eve with the promise that her eyes would be opened and ‘ye shall be as gods’. – [Gen 3:5]
Paul describes the worldview of secular humanism this way: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. . .Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. [Romans 1:21,25]
In outlining the ‘perilous times’ coming on the earth in the last days, Paul describes the prevailing worldview in the last days as ‘having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof’ [2 Timothy 3:4]
Does finding water prove there was life on Mars? No. Science is ordinarily quite careful about making pronouncements they can’t prove.
Except when it comes to evolution, extra-terrestrial life, or any of the other tenets of humanism. They can’t prove any of it, but they argue that Christians can’t prove God, either.
That makes each worldview an issue of faith. I prefer to put my faith in God. Humans lie.
This Letter was written by Jack Kinsella on March 2, 2002.