Posted by: jesuswarrior | March 6, 2007

Religion in Public Schools.

When the evolutionary views were supposedly proven correct by scientists, a push was made to remove “religion” from the classroom. Atheistic humanists have tried with all the might to oust the Bible, the Ten Commandments, prayer, and any mention of God. Unfortunately they have succeeded in this endeavor. However religion has NOT been removed from the classroom. Day after day students are drilled with the humanistic RELIGION. Students are told that God does not exist, man is just an accident, there is no moral authority, and the list goes on and on. Although you may not believe that humanism is a religion. If you believe this you are totally uninformed. In 1961 The US SUPREME COURT ruled that humanism is a religion. The IRS has officially declared the humanist organizations are 501-c-3 tax exempt. The only establishments which receive the 501-c-3 tax exemption are RELIGIOUS organizations. So humanists did not truly want religion out of the schools, they want Christianity removed. If they say they want religion out of public schools they should only teach facts, not propaganda. Or If they will not remove ALL forms of religions they should teach students both sides of the issue not just theirs. But if they give both sides students just might choose Christianity, and of course, that is out of the question.

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  1. I agree. To add to your insight, humanism in America began as a movement of the Unitarians. At least they were in the majority of signatories backing the Humanist Manifesto in 1933. The last time I visited the official website of that Church I discovered it was their key doctrine.

  2. Thank you for the additional insight.

  3. “Day after day students are drilled with the humanistic RELIGION. Students are told that God does not exist, man is just an accident, there is no moral authority, and the list goes on and on.”

    What kind of high school did YOU got to? Sure as heck doesn’t sound like the high school I went to, or the high schools any of my friends have gone to. No one ever said God didn’t exist. No one said man was just an accident, heck we barely got any coverage of evolution (not that evolution necessitates life being accidental) because teachers lived in perpetual fear of offending creationists. We sure weren’t taught that there wasn’t a moral authority, the teachers just didn’t cram THEIR views of who or what that authority is down our throats. Which of course seems to be what you want, but only if their views are the same as yours.

    “If they say they want religion out of public schools they should only teach facts, not propaganda. Or If they will not remove ALL forms of religions they should teach students both sides of the issue not just theirs.”

    Speaking from my experience in high school, we learned about many religions, the “5 major world religions” formed a large part of the curriculum in multiple courses, especially literature, history and sociology. The only major religious perspective that seemed conspicuously absent was, well, atheism.

  4. i agree with your post. to take it a step further, one could argue that by nature, man (or woman) always needs something to believe in. if its not God or gods, they will find something else to believe in. Something that becomes their driving force and purpose. Money, power, things, people they love, their families, even themselves. These then become one’s “religion”.

    so it might be impossible to remove “religion” from schools anyway.

  5. Here is a blog from Answers in Genesis’ annual NEA outreach ministry. http://blogs.answersingenesis.org/nea

    Education is inherently religious. You cannot teach history, math, English, etc without bringing in a worldview. I would say that all schools should be teaching in the name of Jesus, teaching all subjects from the one and only true worldview, the Christian religion. All other religions are false, therefore why teach them?

  6. This is in response to “Abyssalleviathin”. I too went through the Public school system as one who grew up in the Church and considered myself a believer. If what you state was your experience in High School then I believe you are in the minority. And I would challenge you to see how much of the world’s view has crept into your thinking. I only realized this when I became older and matched my World/Christain emashed views with the true word of God. I also challenge you to put Your Beliefs to The Test: 88 Questions That Reveal if You Think Like A Christian or a Modern-Day Liberal at this web-site. http://www.worldviewweekend.com/secure/store/product.php?ProductID=265. If you really want to see the Public School Agenda try attending a NEA conference.

  7. Honey, I hate to break it to you, but the 501c3 designation is for any non-profit “charitable” organization, which although it includes religious organizations, also encompasses many, many secular agencies. I’ve worked for a few in my time, none of which were religiously affiliated. A quick Google search will clear that up for you.

    Also, I attended a public school K-12 and do not once recall hearing from any of my teachers that “God does not exist.” Sorry.

  8. Jd, you may be right about the fact that 501-c-3 organizations are not religious organizations, but, it doesn’t disprove the fact that atheism is a religion.

  9. Warrior, I thought we were talking about humanism? Humanism and atheism are not the same thing. While some humanists may also be atheists, not all are, just as not all atheists are humanists. Humanism (capital h) is legally considered a religion in some parts of the world, you’re right on that. However, humanism (small h) is not. Atheism is DEFINITELY not a religion. There is not a unified belief system (or even a common defintion for that matter) amongst atheists.

    Further complicating the issue, there is no univerally accepted definition of “religion.” Some definitions say that a belief in/worship of a deity or deities constitutes a religion, while others define religion as a specific set of world views or beliefs (no mention of a deity).

    So, is Humanism a religion? I guess that depends on what definition you adopt. Obviously, you believe it is, I believe it’s not, and I don’t imagine we’re going to change each other’s minds on that issue. BUT, in the future, can we agree that Humanism and atheism are not the same and should not be used interchangeably?

  10. I’m sorry I meant Humanism. And Humanists themselves call themselves a religious group.

  11. I like alot of what you’re saying. Although your definition 501(c)(3) is mistaken. 501(c)(3) exemptions apply to corporations, and any community chest, fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur sports competition, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.

  12. Somebody already pointed this out and corrected me and I acknowledged it but thanks anyway.

  13. While atheism does have it’s dogma, high priests, etc., I would probably consider a philosophy more than a religion. Yet, there are definitely Fundamentalist Atheists. If that makes any sense.


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