When people get disappointed or tired of their religion
they don’t usually turn to another religion for help.
They rather escape and avoid to the maximum all forms
of religion. Anything religious makes them alert.
People even agree to live as nominal believers as long as it doesn’t
interfere with their life -style.
It seems like the fastest growing religion in the world today is
Humanism, a belief that man is the final absolute and authority
for everything . I call it a religion because it claims to meet
all the religious needs of the modern man.
In Humanism the world leaders , those who have understood the
value of political power, end up sooner or later with taking
the role of God in people’s daily life.
All totalitarian systems in the world history have been developed
in the swift of power from God to people.
In George Orwell’s classic book “Animal Farm” the pigs first despised the
people who walked on two feet. Soon they themselves learned
this painful and impractical way of moving around.
They claimed that all animals are equal, some were just born
more equal than others. They despised man, but ended up taking
the place of man in their animal kingdom.
Man cannot and should not live his life independently.
Man gets lost when he disconnects himself from his Creator.
He needs a covering, a shepherd for his soul.
Without an authority every individual is lost like a little dumb lamb
that becomes a victim in no time. The wolves don’t care about
hurting or not hurting the sheep. They care about eating them.
Jesus had no problems with recognizing the need for the civil government.
He was not killed by the ungodly government , nor was he killed by an
accident. He gave his life.
He showed again and again how believers should trust God for
His supernatural help. His famous words “Render to Caesar that which
is Caesar’s and to God that what is His” (Matthew 22:21)
cut wings of any revolutionary ideas that the disciples could have
entertained to that point.
Jesus showed that believers could be spiritual and in the same time
fulfill their civil duties blamelessly.
I think that we all have learned that just the fact that somebody speaks
in the name of God, doesn’t yet guarantee that he cares for our soul.
It’s clear that also a believer can be a bad politician.
Theoretically an Atheist or a representative of another religion could
be a good leader, too.
However, most of us would not trust our lives into the hands of an Atheist
disregard of his abilities and fame.
Atheistic Humanism has big problems is exercising justice.
Without believing in absolutes every judgment and verdict will lack
objectivity and consistency.
This kind of Humanism has an appearance of really caring for people.
However, Humanism, without morals that are be based on something
bigger than ourselves, cannot motivate people to really care for other people.
They find themselves puzzled when they see tens of thousands of Earthquake
Survivors worshipping God in Haiti. For a godless person that is irrelevant.
Atheistic Humanism doesn’t care for humans.
It only cares for it’s own right not to worship God.
Humanism claims equality and freedom of speech, but when it comes to the real
questions of life, they leave no room to ask them.
With it’s absurd neutrality Humanism tries to hide it’s hatred against God.
Humanism claims all people to be equal.
It will be impossible to please everybody
all the time. There will always be winners and losers in man’s society.
At the end of the day the winners will be the best speakers and those who have
no problems walking over other people in the name of some noble cause,
or just like that, explaining nothing to nobody. Why should they, if there is
no greater authority besides themselves.
Humanism despises grace as something ridiculous and useless.
If sin doesn’t exist, forgiveness is not needed. It becomes worthless.
Without forgiveness people will create a merciless society.
Unfortunately Humanism is too often just a well disguised form of Atheism.
God created man in his own image.
He loved him more than he had deserved to be loved.
He humbled himself by becoming a man
opening the way for the glorified humanity to heaven.
After doing everything he said to man, ”Come and follow me.”
Only pride would cause man to turn the other direction
and escape from Him pretending that he never heard that voice.