Humanism: The Atheist's Religion!!!

Email from a Humanist about this page: "I am a humanist--a card-carrying, dues-paying Associate Member of the Council for Secular Humanism. Let's not get into philosophical or religious discussions here--I just wanted to let you know that the information on that page is very accurate and well done. In terms of its content and facts, it is a very fair assessment and representation of our beliefs. My compliments to the author."

I. The different way Christians and Humanists view mankind:



Created By God

Product Of Evolutionary Process

Image Of God

Image Of Nature And Social Heritage

Has Immortal Soul

Has No Soul

Has Eternal Purpose

Has No Eternal Purpose

Life After Death

No Life After Death

II. Humanism Is A Religion:

A. They have a bible: Humanist Manifesto I & II

B. They have an object of worship: Man himself

C. They have a priesthood and missionaries: Public educators

D. They have seminaries: teachers colleges

E. They have temples: schools colleges and universities

F. They are intolerant of other religions:

Humanists freely teach:

Humanists totally forbid teaching:


God The Creator

Evolution Fact

Creation as Scientific

Situation Ethics

Moral Absolutes

Explicit Sex Education

Biblical View Of Sexuality

Perversions As Acceptable

Homosexuality Wrong

No Life After Death

Heaven, Hell, Judgement

These Concepts Can Be Taught Freely During School Hours To Captive Children

These Concepts Cannot Be Taught On School Premises- Even After School Hours End.

III. Basic Tenets Of Humanism

A. It affirms that the universe is self-existent and denies that it was created. Thus, it affirms the eternity of matter and denies the existence of God and His word of creation.

B. It affirms that man evolved by natural means. This means that they hold that God had nothing to do with bring man into being.

C. It affirms that man is totally physical, thus denying that man has a spirit or soul

D. It affirms that all religion is the result of social evolution. Faith in God is outmoded, Religion retards Human progress

E. It denies that God is the ultimate good, thus denying that men do either that which is really objectively wrong or that which is really objectively right.

F. It affirms that the ultimate end of man's life is to be found in the here and now. Humanism rejects Heaven; it denies there is a Hell.

G. "Worship" of God and prayer to God is rejected. Man should rather use his time in seeking to promote social well-being.

H. It affirms that man must learn to depend upon science and must discourage hopes of heaven (which involves wishful thinking)

I. It holds that man alone is responsible for the realization of the world of his dreams, thus holding that God has nothing whatsoever to do with it.

IV. Effects Of Humanism:

A. Evolution is fact

B. there is no God

C. The Bible is a myth

D. Antagonistic towards all other religions

E. eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die

F. "If It Feels Good Do It"

G. Man answers only to himself

H. No Absolute truth or right and wrong

I. Man becomes self righteous

J. General unwillingness to follow authority

K. sexual freedom, homosexuality, easy divorce

L. suicide, abortion and euthanasia encouraged

M. Situation ethics: "lying is Ok if you need to"

N. Children are rebellious (Spanking children is outlawed as a form of discipline)

O. Take the "lock" from wedlock-Increased Divorce rate (If marriage partners are unhappy, divorce)

P. Materialism and acquisition of wealth

V. 4 Part Foundation Of Humanism

1. Atheism

2. Evolution

3. Autonomous Man (Answers Only To Self)

4. Relative Truth

VI. Quotations From The Humanist Bible


ARTICLE 2: "Humanism believes that man is part of nature and that he has emerged as the result of a continuous process.

ARTICLE 3: "Holding an organic view of life, humanists find that the traditional dualism of mind and body must be rejected.

ARTICLE 8: "Religious Humanism considers the complete realization of human personality to be the end of man's life and seeks its development and fulfillment in the here and now.


ARTICLE 2: "Promises of immortal salvation or fear of damnation are both illusory and harmful...Modern science discredits such historic concepts as the 'ghost in the machine' and 'separable soul.' Rather, science affirms that the human species is an emergence from natural evolutionary forces...There is no credible evidence that life survives the death of the body.

ARTICLE 5: "We believe in maximum individual autonomy consonant with social responsibility

VII. God's Bible Against The Humanist Bible:

A. There is a God: Ps 14:1; Ps 2:3-6; Heb 11:1,6

B. The earth had a beginning and will come to and end: Gen 1:1; 2 Pe 3:10

C. Things which are seen are temporary: 2 Cor 4:17-18

D. Man made in image of God: Gen 1:27

E. Man is a dual being: Eccl 12:7; Jas 2:26; Phil 1:21f

F. Man cannot guide himself: Prov 3:5; 14:12

G. The Bible contains absolute truth for right & wrong: Jn 17:17; 2 Pe 1:3

H. Man's duty is to fear God: Eccl 12:13

I. Man's happiness and destiny are bound up in "love God with all heart mind and soul, and love man as self Mt 22:34-40; Rom 13:8-10 (Christ's example of dying on cross is highest value of unselfish love and service)

J. We should not serve the flesh: Tit 3:3

K. There is life after death and judgement: Heb 9:27; Mt 25:46; Eccl 3:11

L. In the last days... 2 Ti 3:1-7

Steve Rudd



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