When a conflict exists between humanism and Christianity the Obama administration chooses humanism. The most recent evidence of this fact was demonstrated on March 25, 2014 with the Obama administration arguments before the Supreme court in the Hobby Lobby verses Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services case. The administration’s argument centered on individual employees’ right to receive employer mandated birth control including the abortion pill. The lawyers for Hobby Lobby argued employer’s right to religious conscience against abortion drugs. In other words, the government argues that the individual employee has a basic right to abortion independent of the will of the employer.
This is in essence an argument of two religions: Humanism verses Christianity. Humanism was declared a religion by the Supreme Court and is characterized by the following beliefs:
- Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis.
- Humans are an integral part of nature, the result of evolutionary change, an unguided process.
- Ethical values are derived from human need and interest as tested by experience.
- Life’s fulfillment emerges from individual participation in the service of humane ideals.
- Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships.
- Working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness.
- Respect for differing yet humane views in an open, secular, democratic, environmentally sustainable society
In essence, the Obama administration was arguing that Humanism trumps Christianity. The Humanist religion is promoted by the world’s elitists, with names like John Dewey, Ron Wood Sellars and Raymond Bragg who started the organization in 1933 as an anti-religious (aka. anti-Christian) organization. In more recent times noted humanists are identified as Isaac Asimov, John Ciardi, Alan F. Guttmacher, Andrei Sakharov, Betty Friedan, and B. F. Skinner the preeminent American philosopher of the first half of the century (www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanist_Manifesto).
The rise of humanism means the death of truth, and moral absolutes. With humanism the individual is all-important not God. The result of exaltation of self is the dangerous mentality that “the ends justly the means.” Truth is only valued if it serves the agenda and the individual’s favor.
The humanist wants everyone to believe like them. Notice how the elitist humanists want to take over the country:
“Expanding upon the role the public education establishment should play to bring about the goals described in the Humanist Manifesto II, John Dunphy wrote: "I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers that correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being...The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and new -- the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent with the promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of 'love thy neighbor' will finally be achieved.” (www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanist_Manifesto)
The result of the rise of humanism is a rise in mysticism. Mysticism lets emotion trump fact. Post-Christian America does not want the facts since facts get in the way of some agenda. This Dark Age type mysticism has touched every part of American life. For example, American news does not give the facts as they used to do. Today’s news gives out selective facts skewed toward some humanist message. If a reporter reports something contrary to their stance – that reporter is fired or forced out.
Science has also fallen victim to emotion and agenda instead of fact. The most notable recent scientific controversy is global warming. The global warming agenda does not care about the facts - emotion has taken over argument. A high school student can understand the data, but the data is pushed to the side because the hard facts contradict their agenda. There is no direct correlation between Co2 and global temperature – that is the fact and what the historical data says. Again, if a scientist disagrees with the agenda he or she is fired and/or their research is not funded. Only research that positively favors their agenda will be tolerated and truth is suppressed.
Post Christian America has returned to the dark ages where truth and morals are secondary to mysticism of modern day humanism. The individual is elevated and truth is individual not universal since there is no universal truth except their truth. The reformation brought God, truth, justice and scientific absolutism to light. What is needed today is not reformation, but revival. It is only a shift back to God and the Bible that will bring truth back to prominence.
The totalitarian humanist and the loss of the love of truth can only result in what one saw in the middle ages – intolerance, totalitarian governments, socialist economic policy, and loss of religious rights. Where is the constitution in all this change? It cannot coexist with the humanist’s policy and agenda. That is why the Obama administration bypasses congress in order to implement universal birth control. This humanist government is removing religious freedom one step at a time. My conscience for one is violated because I have no choice not to support my health insurance’s policy supporting abortion. My freedom to practice my religious convictions have been violated and the religion of humanism has legally triumphed over Christianity in the USA.