Secular Humanism - Some Historical Warnings
The primary focus of Secular Humanism is to exclude God from the potential answers in life. Is this doctrine a good idea for a free society? The Founding Fathers of the United States of America seem to think not, and warned us against this type of philosophy.
In his farewell address to the fledgling nation of the United States of America (September 19, 1796), George Washington declared, "Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supports. . . And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. . . Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."
Noah Webster, a Founding Father and educator, wrote, "All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible."
John Adams wrote, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords or our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
Daniel Webster wrote, "If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering, but if we neglect its instruction and authority, no man can tell how soon a catastrophe may overcome us, and bury all our glory in profound obscurity."
Patrick Henry wrote, "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians -- not on religions but on the Gospel ofJesus Christ."
Secular Humanism - Heed the Warnings and Speak Up
Secular Humanism has risen to the forefront of American thinking. And yet, curiously, American theists remain strangely silent as they slowly lose their children to an atheistic doctrine. Winston Churchill commented on the results of such a lack of resistance, "If you will not fight for the right when you can win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."