Anthony Fauci has been selected by the American Humanist Association as the 2021 Humanist of the Year. The award by the American Humanist Association is for “community leaders whose lives and contributions to society exemplify the values of humanism.” Eighty-year-old Fauci has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 and is chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden. He has played a prominent role in the Covid pandemic, urging lockdowns, masking, vaccinations, and downplaying China’s roll in the virus. He is infamous for the public admission that he deceived the American people in order to promote his vaccination program. He said, “When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent. Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, ‘I can nudge this up a bit,’ so I went to 80, 85.” So he admitted that he was fudging the “science” in order “to manipulate people into behaving how he wants (The Federalist, Dec. 28, 2020). Of course, Humanists are bound by no settled moral laws, so lying is no problem. The Humanist Manifestos promote atheism, evolution, science as god, self-determination, moral relativism, globalism, and socialism. The Humanist Manifesto of 1933 stated, “Religious humanists regard the universe as self-existing and not created. Humanism believes that man is a part of nature and that he has emerged as a result of a continuous process. Holding an organic view of life, humanists find that the traditional dualism of mind and body must be rejected. We are convinced that the time has passed for theism. Man is at last becoming aware that he alone is responsible for the realization of the world of his dreams, that he has within himself the power for its achievement.” Signatories included John Dewey, who had a massive influence on American education. The Second Humanist Manifesto (1973) claimed that “faith in a prayer-hearing God is an unproved and outmoded faith,” and called the religious teaching of salvation “harmful, diverting people with false hopes of heaven hereafter.” Signed by 120 influential men and women, including Isaac Asimov, Francis Crick, and B.F. Skinner, it called for the right to birth control, divorce, abortion, and suicide and the establishment of global laws and courts. The Humanist Manifesto of 2003, signed by 21 Nobel laureates, said, “We aim for our fullest possible development and animate our lives with a deep sense of purpose. Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis. Humanists find that science is the best method for determining this knowledge as well as for solving problems and developing beneficial technologies. Humans are an integral part of nature, the result of unguided evolutionary change. Ethical values are derived from human need and interest as tested by experience. The responsibility for our lives and the kind of world in which we live is ours and ours alone.” Humanism makes man his own god and exalts man’s puny mind as the chief authority. It is inherently illogical, on one hand claiming that man is the product of blind, non-guided, non-intelligent evolutionary processes, while on the other hand claiming that man has dignity and purpose. If man is a product of naturalistic evolution, then he came from nothing, is nothing, and is going nowhere. The arrogance and willful skepticism of Humanism is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy and therefore proves the Bible to be true! “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water” (2 Peter 3:3-5). In this 2,000-year-old prophecy we see the major characteristics of Humanism: Scoffing at the Bible, denying biblical creationism, living after their own lusts, rejection of supernatural prophecy, and willful ignorance (a great many humanists don’t have even a bare working knowledge of the Bible they scorn). By the way, Humanists do not believe in freedom of speech and are at the forefront of the draconian cancel culture. When atheist Richard Dawkins tweeted in April 2021 the mere possibility that transsexuals aren’t really what they claim, the American Humanist Association withdrew his 1996 Humanist of the Year award, claiming that Dawkins’ “latest statement implies that the identities of transgender individuals are fraudulent.” Dawkins merely tweeted, “Some men choose to identify as women, and some women choose to identify as men. You will be vilified if you deny that they literally are what they identify as.” His Humanist pals proved him right.
(Friday Church News Notes, July 9, 2021, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)