"Well, that's your opinion," strongly stated the young lady across the table as we discussed one of the major moral issues of our day. I responded by saying that in reality neither my opinion nor her opinion was the final statement of right and wrong and asked her what she felt was the final standard of what is right and true. Her answer was a classic example of over a half a century of the religion of secular humanism being the primary philosophy of American education.
"There are no absolutes!" she said.
Without absolutes nothing is certain, values are relative, and life has no true meaning. If we are no more than animals evolved from lower forms of life, then why should we act like anything other than animals? If human life is only an accident of mutation, then why should life be valued? If the courts are the self-appointed "gods" of all righteousness and truth, then why should the rest of us concern ourselves with the issues of this life? If there is no true "God" (a concept that the schools are now even allowed to discuss), then why can't we just be our own god?
The only thing absolute in the religion of secular humanism is that humanists absolutely will not tolerate anyone who believes that there are absolutes other than the "sacred cows" of their humanist faith. If someone scientifically challenges their sacred cow of evolution, they will go to court to keep school children from hearing that evolution can be scientifically challenged. Such thoughtful debate is unthinkable. How could anyone dare violate the proponents of their faith? Why, to challenge evolution is to violate the second sacred cow of the humanist faith- that being the mythical separation of church and state. Humanists believe that it is unconstitutional to bring any religion into the public arena other than their own. They even have the judiciary backing their single public religion policy. It is humanism or nothing. Anything else is a violation of the judicial separation of church and state.
And don't dare try to say that there are absolute standards of right and wrong. Such concepts are absolutely intolerable. Belief in absolutes is tantamount to pushing your religion down other people's throats. Only the courts can decide what is right and wrong! Humanism demands obedience to their judicial gods!
The original document of humanism, The Humanist Manifest (1938), declared humanism a religion. With the help of the high priests of humanism who work together in fellowships they call by letter names such as ACLU, the humanists have successfully established a single state religion.
This is the very thing that the Founding Fathers did not want.