A CHRISTIAN LIGHT ON HUMANISM IN OUR CHILDREN'S SCHOOLS
Christians are not often motivated to study secular humanist publications, and that is part of our problem: failure to recognize the devices of those who wish to change our children.
Our founding fathers recognized that a man who believed in eternal judgment of his soul was more to be trusted than one who did not. Believers in godless relative-gain value systems will smile and lie to your face as long as they can to hide what they're doing from you.
Take a strong clue from secular humanist publications that say "...the battle for the hearts and minds of children is being fought in the classrooms. The new religion of humanism will win that battle for the children over the rotting corpse of Christianity."
And when you put it all together this is the essence of their intent: Faith in any kind of god is harmful to children. Children must be taught to depend on themselves and their community of mankind to find their happiness and fullfillment. There is no god to do it for them. We are doing them a favor to reprogram their minds. After all we know that there is no soul, only a bundle of nerves and muscles that can be programmed as we like to believe in the evolving values of humanity.
New Standards for History released in 1996 funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities gives abundant reason to acknowledge the full impact of Humanism. Too long has the issue been ignored, belittled, and untaught to our children. This conflict is the greatest fulcrum in America's last hundred years and it must be taught from a Christian perspective to children!
CALENDAR DATING SYSTEM REMOVES REMINDERS OF CHRIST
Brave New World leaders defined by Aldous Huxly changed the calendar dating system from BC and AD to BF and AF (Before Ford, After Ford). Standards for History call it BCE and CE, Before Common Era and Common Era. They hate any reminder however vague of Christ. They certainly don't want Him reinforced to your children. They believe faith in God is harmful to human progress because it places reliance on something besides yourself and your visible, touchable community of mankind.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF A STATE OF GUERRILLA WARFARE
Quote from the preface of Humanist Manifestos I & II, "In the twentieth century, humanist awareness has developed at a rapid pace; yet it has to overcome powerful anti-humanist forces that seek to destroy it."
HUMANISTS ARE USING SCHOOLS TO ESTABLISH THEIR RELIGION
"To establish such a religion is a major necessity of the present. It is a responsibility which rests upon this generation." quoted from the preface of HM I & II
"Humanists find that the traditional dualism of mind and body must be rejected." They believe that your child is only a mass of conditioned nerves and reflexes living by conditioned stimulus response mechanisms and evolving by 'higher critical thinking'.
Their religion is 'higher critical thinking' which they use in Skinnarian step by step method to lead your children to conclusions contrary to God. A national history program developed by B.F. Skinner has already been attacked by Congress and revealed to have goals of alienating children from the traditional values of their parents.
Remember Satan's temptation of Eve to use knowledge with higher critical thinking supplied by the devil to become as her own god, dependent only upon herself and ignore the Creator Almighty God. Humanism is not new, it has just increased in power and hidden behind a mask of kindness, saying it only wants to help. That's the same pattern as it was originally, but who will see it?
Jesus explained the children of this generation are wiser in their own ways than the children of light. The rise of humanism in power and authority in these United States and world wide, demonstrates how Christians have been presumptuous, lazy, and scared to speak or act, even in many cases serving Mammon for money and security rather than serving God at personal risk.
Stated goal of P.A.W. is to remove all reference to Christ from America.
Humanism has impacted education more than Christians realize. Evidence of the impact is given in these pages. Humanist leaders have declared war on Christianity. A document called the Humanist Manifesto II has been printed, signed, and is available for all to read.
John Dewey, known world wide as the father of modern American education helped write and did sign the Humanist Manifesto I in 1933. How is it that so few Christian teachers understand the implications of this document? He was an avowed atheist and socialist. It is impossible for a man who does not believe in God to set up an appropriate educational system for a people who do believe in God. Yet that is what the sleeping church has accepted.
The Humanist Manifesto II was signed in 1974 by 114 then others totaling 283 , and agreed to and supported in many ways by educators and politicians of rank and influence around the world.
This is your opportunity to read highlights of their sincere vision . For the sake of your children, be not ignorant of their devices.
Who will teach your children's children?
In the last days, there will come a terrible falling away. Scripture predicts it. Many will be deceived because they received not a love of the truth! Love means to be willing to die for.
Are you willing to pay the price to arm your children with knowledge of the truth so they will not be easily deceived?
I remember back in high school, when my history teacher was telling me how our founding fathers were deists agnostic and self-seeking. People called him a fine wonderful teacher. I remember the adolescent thought "If our parents really believed the Bible, how come they ignored it so much?"
Children are being set up for a stronger dose of religious humanism. So far many have been inoculated. But Christians must put works with their faith. Who will stand up and take up their cross? And who will care more for personal comfort and security? You cannot serve both Mammon and God. I am reminded of our Lord's words when He said, "If any take not up their cross and follow Me, he is not worthy of Me." It's in the Book.
HUMANISTS WANT TO TRANSFORM YOUR CHURCH, see page 9. "The intelligent transformation ...of such...institutions with a view to the enhancement of human life. Certainly religious institutions,...must be RE-CONSTITUTED as rapidly as...
Shades of Marx, Engels, and John Dewey's communistic statist ethical pluralism!!!
" A socialized and cooperative economic order must be established..." see page 10
Now can you see forces working through real people to bring to pass those things warned of in the Bible?
WHO ENDORSES THE HUMANIST IDEAS?
When the names of people and organizations who have signed on to the Humanist Manifestos are studied
then the eyes are opened to see just how big this battle is against our children.
Isaac Asimov, author
H.J. Blackham, Chm., Social Morality Council, Great Britain
Edd and their links are traced to others who by their deeds and words show a common philosophy,
Doerr, Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Palmer A. Hilty, Adm. Secy., Fellowship of Religious Humanists
Paul Kurtx, Editor, The Humanist
Corless Lamont, Chm., Natl. Emergency Civil Liberties Comm.
Christopher Macy, Dir., Rationalist Press Assn., Great Britain
Andre D. Sakharov, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, U.S.S.R
Kenneth J. Smith, Leader, Philadelphia Ethical Society
Jack Tourin, Pres., American Ethical Union
Betty Friedan, founder, N.O.W.
Sir Julian Huxley, former head, UNESCO
Robert E. Jones, Joint Washington Office for Social Concern
United Secularists of America
Humanist Association National Capital Area
M.L. Rosenthal, Professor, New York University
Joell Silverman, Chm, Religious Education Committee, A.E.U. (American Ethical Union)
Linda R. Jackson, Director, American Humanist Association
Norman Fleishman, Exec. VP, Planned Parenthood World Population, L.A.
James Farmer, Director, Public Policy training Institute
B.F. Skinner, Prof. of Psychology, Harvard Univ.
Goodwin Watson, Assn. Coordinator, Union Graduate School
Robert L. Erdmann, Ph.D., IBM
Hans S. Falck, Disting. Professor, Menninger Foundation
Marie Erdmann, Teacher, Campbell Elementary School
The following names are strongly connected with humanistic views.
Columbia University Education and Philosophy, stamped by John Dewey when he held position.
Chicago University, stamped by Deweyites
Union Theological Seminary, strongly 'ethical pluralistic", Dewey's favorite dogma
U.S. Dept. of Education, funded and supported new standards for history.
National Center for History, Univ. of California, administered new standards for history
National Endowment for the Humanities, funded new standards for history
Humanists love to hide behind names like ethical society, humane society, social engineering, and HIGHER CRITICAL THINKING. They believe their thoughts are higher than those who believe in God.
Indeed they spell out clearly their intent to use B.F. Skinner techniques to lead your child step by step to a higher understanding that replaces hope in God with hope in mankind, shades of the
devil tempting Eve to partake of knowledge, be her own god, and ignore what God said.
A commentary on HUMANIST MANIFESTOS I and II.
HM I & II outline a major force in our world today. Many Christian teachers have not thought it necessary to teach about the development of Humanistic thinking and its impact on high ranking authorities, law, and society, even world wide.
To the contrary I submit the 1996 New Standards of American History as clear evidence of their goals being accomplished. It was funded by humanist foundations. It was developed by humanist thinkers. If any think their influence is miniscule, think again. They have dominated education since John Dewey and their ideas have soaked into the churches so much that it requires a re-education for most teachers who attend church to be able to recognize the effects of humanism.
No Christian education is complete without understanding Humanism and its goals and devices. Humanism believes any faith in God is misguided and harmful to mankind. Humanists believe they are doing the relative good thing by leading a child away from any hope in God. They seek to replace his hope with a trust and dependence on higher critical thinking and the efforts of mankind. "No diety has saved us. If we are to be saved, we must save ourselves.", they say.
Words to the effect of making our children better citizens of the new economic world order and trusting in the U.N. for world peace can be found in publications of your local school district.
Do not think this thing has not grown out of hand. It deserves immediate attention and action by those who care about their children's children and faith in Jesus Christ our LORD and our Savior.
HM I, 1933, Signed by 34 authors and educators including John Dewey the father of modern education, world wide educator who left his stamp on many teachers, philosophers, and institutions, including Russia and China and Europe. Had a major impact on religion as Christian preachers sought to show their intellectualism by incorporating the terms and concepts of Humanism into their sermons.
HM II, 1973, Signed by Andrei Sakharov, B.F. Skinner, Corliss Lamont, Betty Friedan, Sir Julian Huxley, Sidney Hook, Jacques Monod, Gunnar Myrdal and 275 other leaders of thought and action.
B.F. Skinner helped design a history course using his psychological techniques to alienate children from the tradtional values of their parents. That course was implemented nation wide. Even after a congressman denounced it many places continued using that course. Educators know how to lead a child's thoughts to a conclusion. The child is the clay, the educator is the one who molds the thoughts. It is awesomely important that the one who guides your children's thoughts have the same intent and purpose as you.
From the preface by Paul Kurtz, we can see these things:
Humanist Manifestos I & II reveals Humanist views on the meaning of life and democracy and the building of world community. Antagonistic to Christian faith.
1. Humanists are aware they have grown at a rapid pace, yet they still are engaged in a struggle with powerful forces that seek to overcome it (ie humanism ). From the preface
"...yet it (Humanism) has to overcome powerful antihumanist forces that seek to destroy it."
If they (the sympathesizers of humanism) are aware of such a titanic battle, why are not the Christian children made aware of this same conflict??? Why have we failed so terribly. Let us all repent and call to arms. Prepare the armour. Be not ignorant of the devices of the enemy.
2. "...no deity will save us, we must save ourselves." Kurtz goes on to say we must abandon archaic dogmas and ideologies (ie Bible ideas) that inhibit creative explorations and solutions.
3. HM II " was first signed by 114 individuals of prominence. It has since been endorsed by countless numbers of human beings from all walks of life. It is truely world wide in scope."
Q3. Why are not Christians informed of this world wide influence, especially as rendered by John Dewey and B.F. Skinner in our school system.
Quotes from HM I
4. HM I "The time has come for widespread recognition of the radical changes in religious beliefs throughout the modern world."
5. The time is past for MERE REVISION of traditional attitudes. Science and economic change have disrupted the old beliefs. Religions the world over are under the necessity of coming to terms with new conditions created by a vastly increased knowledge.
6. In every field of human activity, the vital movement is now in the direction of a candid and explicit humanism.
7. In order that RELIGIOUS HUMANISM may be better understood we, the undersigned, desire to make certain affirmations which we believe the facts of our contemporary life demonstrate.
8. To establish such a religion is a major necessity of the present.
9. Teach the universe as self-existent and not created.
10. Man has evolved as the result of a continuous process.
11. Traditional idea of mind and body must be rejected. (shades of B.F. Skinner, stimulus -response, no soul, no God, just a mass of nerves, neurons, and muscles that are trained by experience)
12. Rejects supernatural (ie God) value system. ie nothing is perfect, only change for the good is good. Religion must formulate itself in the light of man's reasoning, ie higher critical thinking.
13. The time has passed for thoughts of God, deism, etc
14. No distinction between sacred and secular.
15. The end of man's life, ie goal, is complete realization of human personality. That's why they teach freedom of no values, emphasizing "Feel good, think good about yourself." Removal of parent restraints and values to help the child experience his potential.
16. In place of the old attitudes of worship and prayer, the new way is a heightened sense of personal life and a cooperative effort for social well being.
17. No belief in the supernatural in the new religion, only belief in man and the natural.
That's why the New Standard for American History removed BC AND AD from calender and replaced it with BCE and CE, before common era and common era.
18. Humanism will take the path of social and mental hygiene and discourage unreal hopes (ie faith in God, hope in God)
19. Foster the creative in man, (remove the bonds of absolute value systems and traditions of parents). Encourage personal joy, ie feel good about yourself, there is no sin in this system.
20. The intelligent transformation, control, and direction of such institutions as exist for the fulfillment of human life is the purpose of humanism. ie, to transform the church!
21. Religious institutions must be reconstituted. see last page.
22. A socialized economic order must be established.
23. Humanists demand a shared life in a shared world.
24. From this positive morale and intention humanism will be guided, and ...the techniques and efforts of humanism will flow.
25. We consider the religious ideas of our fathers no longer adequate. Man at last is aware that he alone is responsible for the realization of the world of his dreams, that he has within himself the power for its achievement. He must set intelligence and will to the task.
FROM HM II Humanist Manifesto II written and signed in 1972 and 1973
" As in 1933, humanists still believe that traditional theism, especially faith in the prayer hearing God, assumed to love and care for persons, to hear and understand their prayers, and to be able to do something about them, IS AN UNPROVED AND OUTMODED FAITH."
"Salvationism is harmful, diverting people with false hopes of heaven hereafter. Reasonable minds look to other means for survival."
"The next century can be the humanistic century. Many flee in despair from reason to theologies."
"Views that merely reject theism are not equivalent to humanism. Humanism moves above and beyond the divisive particulars, dogmatic creeds, and past religions or their mere negation."
"We believe that traditional authoritarian religions that place God...do a disservice to the human species. "
"As non theists, we begin with humans, not God. " p 16
" Too often traditional faiths encourage ...obedience rather than affirmation."
"No deity will save us. We must save ourselves."
"Promises of immortal salvation or fear of eternal damnation are both illusionary and harmful. They distract humans from self actualization."
"Intolerant attitudes of religion unduely repress sexual conduct. The right to birth control, abortion and divorce should be recognized. Modern education for children is a way of developing sexual maturity."
"New world economic government must transcend narrow allegiances of church, state. The true revolution is occuring ... What more daring a goal for humankind than for each person to become, in ideal as well as practice, a citizen of a world community. Humanism is a moral force that has time on it side."
"Moral education for children is an important way for developing awareness and sexual maturity."
"All persons have a voice in developing the values and goals that determine their lives."
"It should not favor any particular religious bodies through the use of public monies, nor espouse a single ideology and function thereby as an instrument of propaganda or oppression,..." p 20
"We believe that humanism has the potential, good will (alliance of others ) to accomplish this in the decades ahead. "
Its been two plus decades since this was written and signed! Can you see it!
DEMOCRACY- majority rules, not any moral set in stone, not any authority! Follow a multitude to do evil is ok if they all agree to do it. They believe there is no God and thus no moral absolutes.
MONEY- added the repression of use of any public money to further religious moral views!!!
They clearly declare their position against using public monies to teach any absolute values from the One True God, who says "I Am that I Am" and " I change not." He is absolute.
Constitution only said not to use law to establish a particular church in 1st Amendment.
Humanists would forbid any use of money by God's people if they get enough power to do so.
End Justifies the Means- see tenth point of HMII
The Humanist impact is demonstrated by the list of names of individuals and trusts and endowments and universities who are supporting the ideas of HM I & II.
The fact that they have come full circle, to the changing of modern American education, backed with funds from tax payers is demonstrated by the New Standards of American History, published 1996, and backed by the federal government.
One thing the humanists know and are implementing, step by step, in a very Machiavellan way, is that a people cut off from its roots can be easily swayed to wherever you want them. The Bible clearly warns believers to not be driven and tossed with every wind of doctrine, like leaves blowing loose in the wind, but to be firmly rooted and grounded in the Truth of God. Jesus Christ is the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. Forever, and ever, Amen.
Goals 200, OBE, Excellence in Education, all these and more are part of the Humanist plan to overcome Christian values in America through the alienation of children from their parents traditional values; how, by step by step indoctrination with 'higher critical thinking', a phrase used over and over in inocent looking situations so that it becomes trusted and relied upon so that when it is applied to see the failure of religion by their reasoning, children can be uprooted from any seeds of faith towards God. Indeed I can remember in high school, the argument that if our parents really believed those things, why didn't they stand up for it more in our schools? That was a strong indictment on the people who went to church in my community and failed to teach us the godly context of history.
Current literature of WFISD has these words, "There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things." Machiavelli did things behind people's backs believing his goals were superior and the end justified the means. Machiavelli realize the need for stealth, doing his work step by step, which is what has been happening here as in the nation as Christians remain silent.
Literature circulated by OBE advocates in Texas, testified to by parents of Montgomery County ISD in 1992 and 1993 said words to this effect. Parents will rise up and rebell at what we are doing if they discover what we are doing and how far we plan to take it. Do not clarify our end goals to the parents, lest they try to stop us. Little by little we can do the job until its too late for them to stop us. Montgomery County parents did rise up and revamp their school system.
QUALIFYING QUESTIONS FOR TEACHERS BEFORE THEY ARE APPROVED TO TEACH MY CHILDREN.
Don't forget the New Standards for American History has its own screen to filter out those who can't stomach to teach according to the new standards of doing away with faith towards God! If the humanists can legally propose a filter for teachers attitudes, don't you think Christians can filter ie prove their own teachers for their own children?
Christians are to prove all things. Especially deacons and elders. We should also prove those we entrust with our children!!! Let a man who desires the office of a teacher to my children first be tested. See the Bible for support of this idea. It is not new. It is a very old, time tested and proven idea that brings good fruit.
thorough refutation of atheism
Q1. What significance do you attach to B.F. Skinner in our educational system?
A. Congressman said Skinner developed a nationally used history program that was designed to alienate children from traditional values of their parents. That program was later partially removed from use, but still continued on for a while. 1952, or 1972
Q2. What impact has John Dewey made on our educational system.
Q3. How does evolution reinforce Humanism?
Q4. Outline the significant steps in changing our courts of law from God based to relative positivism.
Q5. How has evolution affected other areas besides biology?
Law? Physics? Moral values? Math?
Q7. What is the significance of the Religious Freedom RESTORATION Act of 1993?
Q8. How do Brave New World and New Moral World shed light on our situation today?
Q9. In what ways has American history been rewritten?
Q10. Explain how it is that the Humanists recognize and define a conflict between their goals and Christian goals in education, yet the Christian teachers fail to teach children the necessary context for understanding this cataclysmic battle.
Q11. Considering that:
1. the curriculum guides declare they teach those things which have changed in our society and
2. evolution, and humanism with its ideas of relative positivism have changed the very basis of our law
3. the forces which caused those changes have not been put into perspective where a child or even a teacher could comprehend what has happened.
Then the question is: Are the people who design text book content just ignorant or are they intentionally omitting those facts which would put the picture into focus? Wouldn't it seem reasonable to say the forces making those changes do not want the public to grasp what is happening? Since reading the HM I & II can you see how the Humanists recognize a battle and are applying a great principle of warfare by keeping their enemy deceived and ignorant of their devices.
Q12. Are there people in powerful places with humanistic views who help guide the course of education?
Are there Christians who are afraid to speak out about what they have seen? Is such fear a thing from God?
Q13. Explain the development of relativism and positivism verses absolute standards of God.
Written by Larry A. Rice, Christian father of four children in WFISD, who has seen at every grade level how our children are being peppered with humanism. It begins in pre-school, continues in first grade through all nationalized education.
The school curriculum guides say they teach those things which have changed. I say they have failed from a Christian point of view to teach the biggest change of all, that from a Christian nation to a humanist nation, in law, in education, in values, and greatly even in our churches.
Daniel stood up for God even when his life was at stake. Jesus gave us the example and said "Follow Me." We cannot serve Mammon. We must serve God if we want any hope in God for our children. If any man love his own life more than the things of God, how can he live forever with God?
Other source materials you can obtain include several briefs that I have put together to save you time effort and money. These are summaries I have prepared with information distilled from over dozens of books and videos.
1. History of Changes in Our Legal and Educational System
2. Humanism Unmasked, Larry Rice, from Satan's temptation of Eve to John Dewey and today
3. Humanist Manifestos I and II, excerpts and comments
4. Information on The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993,
Includes letter sent to superintendents nation wide for further distribution
Includes nine page speech by President Clinton in 1995, and letter from National PTA
Includes letter from U.S. Dept. of Education with reference to U.S. Attorney General
Includes court upheld test cases since attempts at implementation were tried.
Includes encouragement to restore Christian context to our classrooms.
Includes the Public Law text, public law 103141
5. Sample presentation from Humanistic history viewpoint of Christian faith
Original Source Reading Materials:
1. Rewriting America's History, by Catherine Millard, endorsed by Chaplain of U.S. Senate
2. Reclaiming America,
3. Original Intent, Wallbuilders Publications, David Barton
4. Dumbing Down Our Kids, 1995
5. From the Cradle to the Grave, Concerned Women of America, the battle for your child's soul
7. America's Founding Fathers, David Barton, Wallbuilders
8. The Humanist Manifestos I and II, editor Paul Kurtz, 1974
9. Christian History of U.S. Constitution, 2 vol
10. Original Webster's Dictionary, can be seen at Midwestern University, its purpose was for men to understand the Bible, it included Bible verses. How far we've fallen!
11. Video's from Wallbuilders on Education and our founding fathers.
12. Encyclopedia Britannica, 1952 on Darwin, Educational Theory, Marx and Engels.
13. Original Intent, Supreme Court Judge Rhenquist, 1993
14. Brave New World, Aldous Huxly,
15. 1984 George Orwell,
16. Animal Farm,
17. Why Johny Can't Understand,
18. Nonsense Is Destroying America, CBD,
19. A Nation at Risk
21. See also the links from this site to other related material.
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Compiled by Larry A. Rice, 4908 George, Wichita Falls, Tx. Working for the children!
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