Piety by any other name wouldn’t sound as sweet
Let’s watch this preacher drag out the humanist whipping boys again.
MEET ME ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS EXCERPT.
“..Home Community Beat Religion .Hearth and Home: Guidelines to Marriage and Family
‘Precepts for Biblical Parenting’
Posted: Friday, September 30, 2011 5:00 am
Hearth and Home: Guidelines to Marriage and Family Rick Finney, Associate Pastor: Counseling and Seniors Ministry – Calvary Baptist Church, Show Low White Mountain Independent | 0 comments
“In the parenting of children it is important to recognize the cultural war going on between Christianity and secular humanism. This will often prove to be the greatest battle parents face as they prepare their children to become adults who can successfully navigate their way through this world. As the relationships within the family continue to deteriorate and the very structures of society are continually decimated one must listen carefully to the remedies offered by the humanists.
“In systematically removing the canon of Scripture as given in the Holy Bible, a new canon has taken shape as the alternative hope, a canon of absolute destruction which seeks to abolish anything having to do with absolute truth and morality. Nearly all things formerly considered as taboo are now established in favor of one taboo alone. Absolute moral standards instituted by God and revealed in Scripture are now the taboo of popular choice.
“Just mention the existence of absolute truth and see what happens. Society at large has adopted not only the situational ethics philosophy but worse than that, the humanist culture tends towards the no holds barred approach to life.
“Anything goes is the new way, with the one exception, that God must be forsaken. In seeking to advance the state of humanity by replacing God with man, the humanist agenda falls directly into the plot of Satan to destroy everything God has declared as good. With no absolutes, everything is relative including the sanctity of life itself. This norm is very effective in placing man over God when it comes to the basic foundation of civilized life. Consider the following trends. Divorce is not only an acceptable practice carrying no taboos any longer, but it is available on demand for any cause or for no cause at all.”
I see you mentioned the name of Jesus Christ, but I don’t feel the love in your diatribe. You sound to me like you have a more Old Testament orientation. Are you and your congregation stoning sinners that, for instance, work on Sunday? I hope you’re not considering any moral relativism on this issue.
You must have gotten the memo–since you know the name of Jesus, but did you miss the fact that he humanized that old time religion?
I could wallow on and on in your misery. Or we could talk about the 85% of the U.S. population that claims to be Christian–maybe they had a hand in making this country what it is. Or we could talk about Rick Warren’s canned speech of a week or so ago that the country isn’t going humanist anytime soon– he laid this nonsequitor on a post by the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard that was as uplifting and as spiritual as anything I’ve heard from the lips of a preacher of the gospel–and it had no mention of a humanist uprising.
Come to think of it, I hear more of this sort of belittlement of the human spirit from God’s own. I’m in a longer term effort to try to shake off your version of hate–and especially not reflect it. In a world of cultural and moral relativism, you are probably a well-meaning sort. Someone who generally wishes the best for another human being.
I think we might find more commonality in focusing on the humanity that unites us than the religions that divide us. I think rather than humanists over-running your country, you may find your liberal and moderate brethren stepping out of your shadow and forging a positive vision for the future of humanity.