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When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. --Elaine Boosler

Friday, March 03, 2006

StoP and Smell the PropogandA



"We now know enough about human origins and human social evolution so that we can begin to develop a new perspective on this question of where ethics come from. Once we accept the fact that morality, like language and religion, is culture-specific rather than universal, the scales fall from our eyes and we see the world around us in a different and humbler light. We see that there is no morality in nature as such, there are only forces and processes that have operated over millions, even billions of years to bring about our present condition. God, at least the God we used to worship, can now be recognized as a device of the human imagination. Morality, it follows, is equally a human invention. Common sense must replace the scriptures and the priesthood as the validator of our moral code. And why not? Part of the modern humanist ethic is the core belief that humanity, not some imagined deity, is ultimately responsible for our common fate and future. We are our own saviors and redeemers.." so says the voice of Secular Humanism

Hold on to yourselves..it gets better:

"It is a common fallacy among those who still cling to the old-fashioned faiths that giving up that faith necessarily involves a descent into amorality, a social jungle where dog eats dog and the devil take the hindmost. Quite the contrary. In our time, as a new humanist spirit slowly infiltrates and supplants old-fashioned theism, modern ethical structures are gradually altering the moral precepts that were codified by the old religions and sanctioned by the common sense of bygone generations."

"It is up to the humanists, the people who recognize that our future is ours to shape, and are relatively unencumbered by loyalty to ancient ethical baggage, who must take the lead."


O.K. Reality check.

Whether secular humanists admit it or not their foundation for whatever "ethics of the day" they preach are based in Religion. Religious ethics are the moral principles which have historically set the standard for what is and isn't acceptable behavior.

There are fundamental principles which flow from certain core beliefs and ancient wisdom which is shared by most religions.

Virtues are standards for ethical, moral conduct — Bascially this is what allows us to look at ourselves in the mirror every morning without cringing.

Secular humanists tout "The Golden Rule" as their ahem...Bible.
Do unto others as you would have them do to you.
Get beyond your own selfishness and self-absorbed isolation eh?.. The golden rule serves as a reminder that what hurts us hurts others, and yet where do they suppose this RULE came from?
Their own convoluted, ever-changing value system?

Here's a teensy hint:..Psssssssst..it's called The Old Testament.
"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" (Leviticus 19:18).

With respect to their assertions and mocking the descent into amorality and the social jungle religionists predicted.......
All I can say to them is:
Take off your denial-colored glasses and LOOK around you.


Morality?..that's laughable.
The generation is lost. The crassest elements of sexual deviancy flood the airwaves, marketplace and malls.
Pornography has been legitimized by revisionist historians who would have you think our very Founding Fathers gave them this 'right'.
Women have been conditioned to present themselves as 'sex objects' and to believe this is actually ..ahem.."empowering".
Sacred ideals of purity, virginity and matrimony are ridiculed incessantly, not to mention being 'redefined' to include 2 men, 2 women, and eventually the house pet no doubt.

Crime:..Hmmm..Let us see what Social Liberals and Humanists have wrought:
There are more than 2 million people in prisons across the country.
The recidivism rate is 70%!..and due to liberal thinking,tough sentences and mandatory jail time have become nearly extinct.
Blame "poverty", but whatever you do, don't blame the "perpetrator' eh?
Alas-another aspect of Humanism's cultural decay.


Live and Let Live huh?
Drug epidemics.
AIDS
Divorce.
Child Abuse.
Rise of Violence.

Yea, wer'e very impressed so far.

Education:
Forget about dismal performance records,declining test scores ,or violence in the schools..
Secularists have been allowed to barrage children with their propoganda posing as Truth.
Children are indoctrinated into their mindless form of "political correctness" and penalized if they don't ascribe to those ..(for lack of a better word)-values.



We are our own saviors and redeemers.." they claim. How ..umm..Optimistic of them!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, however.
Religious hopefulness, you see is not quite the same thing as false optimism. Religious hopefulness is actually built upon the idea that things, as they are- are not great, but that we, as humble human beings,- don't see the whole picture. Only God does. The incompleteness of human knowledge, however, is met by the hope that the world holds more promise than we can actually see from our limited perspective.

The secular humanist, who won't humble himself is sadly becoming a caricature of himself.
In his own words:
It is "...difficult to feel anything other than pain at the apparent aimlessness of the times. It is easy to feel like the dog in Aesop's fable, the one that dropped his bone when he became confused by the sight of his reflection, and ended up with nothing.



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16 Comments:

  • At 10:11 AM, Blogger Shayne said…

    I take it you have a lot to say on the subject. I like your passion in this subject. Personally, humanists make me itch. They're so full of righteous indignation that they begin to truly believe in themselves. That's why I believe liberals (humanists, atheist et al) really do follow a religion. One founded not in a heavenly creator, but based on personal whim. Unfortunately, Nazism, socialism and communism stem from the same belief. It's "cool" to say that so many have died in the name of "religion", but when it comes down to it, the worst crimes against humanity were commited by humanists.

    By the way, I added your blog to my links.

     
  • At 10:30 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    Thanks so much Shayne..I see your'e on the blogroll as well!..come agin!
    and yesssssssss I can go on forever bout the evils of humanism..sigh.

     
  • At 10:30 AM, Blogger Middle Class Guy said…

    These are the true elitist so called Illuminati. They have been around for years under different names, but the philosophy is the same.

    They are using the propagandist technique of incrementalism. If you repeat a small part of your message enough times, people accept it. Then move on to the next small part.

    Fortunately, polls have shown that most people, over eighty percent, are people of some type of faith or are tolereant of those who believe.

     
  • At 10:38 AM, Blogger American Crusader said…

    I won't say that you can't have a moral society without religion. Concerned parents and dedicated teachers can teach morality and set the example. But I agree with your premise. Religion is the basis of morality. If there is no God then why place the greater good about yourself? It's too easy to justify personal gain and oppressive policies without spirituality. On the other hand though, religion has also been the basis of some of histories greatest wrongs against man. Countless wars and conquest have been fought in the name of religion and has continued to the present. Interesting subject.

     
  • At 10:52 AM, Blogger C-Mom said…

    NIce post!

     
  • At 11:00 AM, Blogger Gayle said…

    Christian religion has been the cause of some of the greatest evils against man because so many people have twisted it to mean what they want it to mean. You can find just about anything in the bible that you want, taken out of context of course, that will back up what you want the bible to say. This has always been a big problem.

    Humanism and atheism are both religions, because religion is defined as a belief in anything, including not believing in anything. So people who worship themselves are, by definition, religious. Obviously they are not Christians, and, as far as I'm concerned, are paddling their canoes with one oar, going around in circles and not getting anywhere. Shame... and stupid!

    It is their choice to turn their backs on Jesus. God gave us the free will to do that. And what will they say when they die and Jesus asks: "Why did you deny me?"

    Exellent post, Angel!

     
  • At 11:04 AM, Blogger LomaAlta said…

    Angel:

    I like their quote if you change it just a tiny little bit.

    "It is a common TRUTH among those who still cling to the old-fashioned faiths that giving up that faith necessarily involves a descent into amorality"

    Hope y'all like my version better.

     
  • At 11:22 AM, Blogger K T Cat said…

    Well, if morality is just a human invention, then let's get started, shall we?

    Just where do these people live and what's their work schedule? Home alarm present? Where do they keep their valuables? What kind of car are we talking about?

    Let's subscribe them to a few magazines, shall we? How about the really crude ones with brown paper covers printed on newsprint. I think a few of those showing up at their houses and workplaces ought to provide us with some entertainment.

    Now that I don't have to worry about right and wrong, I can get all kinds of wild jollies.

    Let's put an ad in the local gay and lesbian newspaper: "Wanted: one wild time. Here's my address. I like bondage, whippings and most of all I love surprises. I come home at 5PM. The bushes to the right of the driveway have been a great place to hide out for past encounters. Jump out and get right to work when you see me."

    I think their dog barks too much, don't you? I don't see why I should spend what few days I have on this earth being bothered by anything, do you? Did you remember to bring the rat poison and the ground beef?

    This is really liberating, isn't it?

    What a load of garbage. Without a fixed basis, morality has no meaning. Thank God we don't all think like that. We'd all be living in caves again, having cheated and lied our way right out of civilization.

     
  • At 12:06 PM, Blogger Iran Watch said…

    great post, although I'm not so sure I agree with Gayles definition of religion. Just because I believe the Yankees will win the World Series this year hardly makes it a religion.

     
  • At 1:29 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    Shayne,MCG,AC, I have the same sentiment of distrust ...
    c-mom..thankeez.Come agin n often!
    lomaalta: your version of the quote is awesome as well.
    Gayle, I don't actually believe all have to believe as I do jus as long as they believe in something higher than themselves eh?..!
    KT...nice picture ya paint there..smirks
    Iran Watch,The Yankees are What?..haha

     
  • At 1:30 PM, Blogger Karl m said…

    Great post Angel. You mirror my thoughts exactly.
    Wait a moment, Gayle said "because religion is defined as a belief in anything".. I have decided to create a new religion of "ME". For now on what ever feels right to me will be the "NEWEST TESTAMENT."
    From what i see in society today i should have little problem in filling the Temple of ME, we will open with Rap music, followed by entertainment of choice and close with a moment of selflove to Satan..causual dress code, its hot in Hell!!

     
  • At 1:49 PM, Blogger The Uncooperative Blogger said…

    Excellent post, people like this make these claims because they do not wish to live a moral life. they want morality to be relative so no one will judge their behavior. This is an tired old retread of "your all right, I'm all right." Right and wrong is not relative. Good and bad is not relative and cuddle puddles are sick.

    This is the kind of brilliant thinking that brought down the Roman Empire!

     
  • At 4:11 PM, Blogger Lady Jane said…

    Angel!!! Fabulous, fantastic post!!!

     
  • At 9:47 PM, Blogger Nathan Bradfield said…

    You were in the zone, weren't you? You know what I mean, don't you...when you just can't miss? Very good thoughts. Humanism is centered in man's innate goodness. That according to Roy Sellars in the Humanist Manifesto from 1918. But look at where the goodness of man has gotten us. We are naturally sinful. This much is obvious. But teaching morals without Christianity as the authority is worse than not teaching them at all. I would rather not teach a child "Do not steal" if I can't say "Because Jesus says its wrong." Otherwise morals become relevant and that is where we've come to today.

     
  • At 5:16 PM, Blogger Is It Just Me? said…

    Gee Honey, I guess it pays to be "under the weather" at times. God does work in mysterious ways. Great thoughts to think upon.

     
  • At 2:11 PM, Blogger Timmah420 said…

    And the award for entirely missing the point goes to... This blog!

    You literally just reinforced the point made by the author you were trying to debunk.

    His main point is that religion and the commandments et al. were the very beginnings of human moral code, a social mechanism invented by ancient man seen as far back as Hammurabi. Thus in modern era being replaced as nuance, social complexity and science take the lead in making these guidelines. I, for one, am all for that.

    When religious leaders stop saying things like "Mental illness is caused by demons" maybe their legal recommendations will be taken more seriously...

     

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