Humanist Summary

Is Humanism or the Bible better for humanity?

THE HUMANIST'S SUMMARY PART 3: Conclusion

Many compelling and morally sound reasons support the Humanist position that the Bible is not divinely inspired. Instead of being inerrant, the Bible has far more errors and immoral teachings than most other books.

By treating this mistake-ridden book as the word of God, humanity has been led down many paths of error and misery throughout history. In too many ways, the Bible continues to produce such results.

But in some cases, the errors caused by the Bible have been corrected and the harms have been stopped. This happened when a scientific approach was applied to problems. Science involves relying on reason, observation, experience, and compassion – rather than blindly accepting religious or secular dogma.

We should reject the views of those who say the Bible has infallible answers to today’s problems. As Humanists know, science has proved to be a much better source for answers.

The humanists conclude by drawing conclusions based on the evidence they have presented. But, all of their evidence has been proven false. What does that mean? Simply that, based on the evidence presented, their conclusions are false.

Let's look at each of their statements:

Many compelling and morally sound reasons support the Humanist position that the Bible is not divinely inspired...

I don't see how they can be compelling reasons, if they've been shown to be false.

What is the humanist's basis for morality? It appears to be that morality will naturally arise from human societies. That means various societies, or even segments of societies, can have various and conflicting morality. How does that work? If my neighbor is part of a group that believes holding 11 year old girls in sexual slavery is acceptable, who am I to tell them they are wrong? I can't. If I'm a humanist, I have no basis for telling another group of people that child sexual slavery is wrong.

So the humanist position, that the Bible is not divinely inspired, is not based on compelling reasons, nor sound moral reasons. It is just wishful thinking, based on a desire to not be accountable to their creator God.

Instead of being inerrant, the Bible has far more errors and immoral teachings than most other books.

The humanists were unable to demonstrate even one error or immoral teaching in the Bible. So this is a false statement.

By treating this mistake-ridden book as the word of God, humanity has been led down many paths of error and misery throughout history. In too many ways, the Bible continues to produce such results.

The conclusion in this statement is based on the assertion that the Bible is filled with mistakes, which has been proven false. So the assertion that the Bible has lead people into error and misery is false.

In addition, the humanists have not shown that following the teachings of the Bible lead to misery. The examples they brought up included:

A) Unsanitary conditions and disease, which was shown to be a false assertion.

B) Restriction of the advancement of science, which also was shown to be false.

Following the teaching of the Bible, as the Jews did during the plague, resulted in sanitary conditions and freedom from disease. And it was shown that it was because of Christianity that science exploded and made huge advances in Europe.

But in some cases, the errors caused by the Bible have been corrected and the harms have been stopped. This happened when a scientific approach was applied to problems.

This statement is not supported by the evidence, nor was it even discussed on the humanist's web page. It has just been pulled out of thin air and dropped in here.

I'll repeat the facts again... the claim that there are errors in the Bible has been 100% refuted.

Secondly, science has never corrected any teaching of the Bible. The Bible stands unique in this respect. It has never needed correction. Science, on the other hand, constantly needs correction and updating. For example, it was a secular "scientific" belief in bleeding people that led to the death of George Washington, as well as many others. Some of the scientific facts of the past include:

Rain Follows the Plow - a climatology theory that said human settlement caused a permanent increase in rainfall. This encouraged people to move to arid areas, prompting the settlement of the American Great Plains, and resulting in the misery and hunger that followed when farms failed.

Eugenics - simply put, eugenics was a direct result of the rise of the theory of evolution. This scientific principle involves killing people to improve the human race. Here is what the Encyclopedia Britannica says:

The selection of desired heritable characteristics in order to improve future generations, typically in reference to humans. The term eugenics was coined in 1883 by British explorer and natural scientist Francis Galton, who, influenced by Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection, advocated a system that would allow “the more suitable races or strains of blood a better chance of prevailing speedily over the less suitable.

In America eugenics continues today through it's most successful practitioner, Planned Parenthood. Thank you evolutionary science!

Infanticide did not go out of fashion with the advance from savagery to barbarism and civilization. Rather, it became, as in Greece and Rome, a recognized custom with advocates among leaders of thought and action. — Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood), Woman and the New Race

Learn more. Read a recent National Review article about Planned Parenthood titled: "It is functioning today as its eugenics-obsessed founders intended."

The Four Humors - this is the belief that the body contained four humors: blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm. These had to be in the right balance for a person to be healthy. This belief led to practices such as bloodletting, emetics, and purges.

Thank you "science" for these wonderful advances that brought health and happiness to the human race (he said with sarcasm). And these are just the tip of the iceberg. Read more on ListVerse.

It is science, not the Bible, that causes misery and continually needs correcting.

BTW, science is not evil nor immoral. It is just a method for investigating the world around us. When used properly, and in accordance with Biblical teaching, science brings major benefits to mankind. My background is in science and engineering. I love science! But, used in opposition to Biblical teaching, science typically brings misery, pain, and death.

Just one more...

We should reject the views of those who say the Bible has infallible answers to today’s problems. As Humanists know, science has proved to be a much better source for answers.

Another false statement. See the above.

Conclusion:

All of the humanist's conclusions are unsupported and false. You can trust the Bible as the perfect guide to your life, loving God, and loving others.

Next :

I plan to take a look around the American Humanist's web site and see if they define any principles of humanism. Then I'll look at those to see how well things have turned out. But, I'll be taking a little break. I have many other things to do, so I don't know when I'll get back to the humanists.


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