Atheistic Darwinian humanism is a religion. Professors from the three universities in Iowa, forcing atheistic humanism in the soft sciences, reject that their philosophy is, in fact, religious. And their religion is at war against families and Christian churches. Oregon Federal District Judge Ancer L. Haggerty ruled November 5, 2014 that the religious test of God-rejecting humanism is a religion, according to the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The judge also cited a 1961 Supreme Court decision, Torcaso v. Watkins, which determined humanism to be a religion. Contrary to the radicals at the three universities, “. . . no religious test [such as evolutionary humanism] shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust.”
The boldness of radical, atheistic professors was displayed on the Ames Tribune Opinion page January 24, 2018. The radical soft science professor employees of the state are free to express their opinion in the newspaper, but have absolutely no right to withhold beneficial facts about life and history from students. Religious liberty (File 2031) is indispensable for university campus inclusiveness and justifiable taxpayer education.
Templeton Prize winning author, Stanley L. Jaki, demonstrates matters of the history of pagan evolution (“Science: Western or What?” Intercollegiate Review, Vol. 26, Fall 1990, p. 8). Charles Darwin emphasized naturalist evolution which implies, “descent from a common ancestor with all of life related consisting of modified forms of very different things, such as a person descended from a fish.” There are now four philosophies in addition to Darwin’s that tout a version of evolution.
Charles Darwin’s book, The Origin of the Species, greatly offended Adam Sedgwick, one of his professors at Cambridge University. Sedgwick took issue with Darwin, “There is a moral or metaphysical part of nature as well as a physical . . .. Sedgwick continued, “It greatly shocked my moral taste.” Sedgwick elaborated in a passage that proved prophetic: “A man who denies this is deep in the mire of folly. ‘Tis the crown and glory of organic sciences that it does through final cause, link material to MORAL [morality] . . .. If humanity broke this distinction it would suffer a damage that might brutalize it—and sink the human race into a lower grade of degradation than any into which it has fallen since its written records tell us of its history.”
The checkpoint for defining religion, such as atheistic humanism and “In God We Trust,” are intense beliefs about the meaning, purpose and origin of life. The religious science of atheism requires a monopoly-based education in order to succeed. That is exactly what Karl Marx, author of The Communist Manifesto, demanded. Where is the diversity and inclusiveness in that?
This is a follow-up of the most recent note posted, “It’s Happening. Again.”
~ David Norris