Humanist Manifesto and EducationPublished by josh mulvihill on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 9:37am
For the past two weeks I have been in Louisville Kentucky at The Southern Baptist Theological seminary for Ph.D classes and had taken a short break from posts. While there I ran across a statement called the Humanist Manifesto. In short, the Manifesto is an alternate worldview to Christianity, is atheistic in nature, and is primarily concerned with radical self-fulfillment. One of the most quoted lines from the 1973 Manifesto are, "No deity will save us; we must save ourselves," and "We are responsible for what we are and for what we will be." The Humanist Manifesto desires to see Christianity removed from public life and public schools. The following statement reveals much about the current state of public education:
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.”
Every parent needs to be aware that when they send their child to the public school they are not sending their child to a morally or religiously neutral territory, but one that has a spiritual agenda. The agenda that has been identified is the establishment of a religion called humanism, using the public school as its vehicle for the conversion and discipleship of children, while seeking to abolish Christianity. From my perspective, this goal has nearly been achieved and should make any parent think twice about placing their child in such an environment.