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I Timothy 3:15

The Humanist Manifesto

Thomas Stokes, Pastor Calhoun, Kentucky

The Plains Baptist Challenger, Sept. 1983, p.1.

We hear a lot of talk these days about "secular humanism." Do you know what it is? Do you know why so many Christian leaders are alarmed over its growth and influence?

The Humanist Manifesto, called the "bible of secularism" by some people, has been signed by 40% of our U.S. Congressmen and by many top educators.

Here is a sampling of its "wisdom”:

Article I. "Religious humanists regard the universe as self-existing, and not created."

Article VII. "the distinction between the sacred and the secular can no longer be maintained."

Article X. "There will be no uniquely religious emotions and attitudes of the kind associated with belief in the supernatural."

"We believe the traditional religions that place revelation, God, ritual, or creed above human needs and experience do a disservice to the human species. No deity will save us, we must save ourselves. Promises of immortal salvation or fear of eternal damnation are both illusory and harmful."

If so many of our leaders believe this godless philosophy, it is small wonder that our nation is self-destructing. We can stop its spread through prayer and a deeper commitment to evangelism.