Saturday, January 10, 2009

The National Religion of the United States of America

Despite the best efforts of our forefathers to create a constitution that prevented our government from, "[making any] law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," we find ourselves living in a country with a mandated religion. The religion is Humanism. It comes in various denominations: Atheism, Materialism, Secular Humanism, and Humanism, but they all share the same state sponsorship and are so intertwined it is sufficient to refer to them collectively as "Humanism". Its catechism is the Humanist Manifesto 2000. Its symbols include the illustrious "Darwin Fish" which adorns many parishioners automobiles. Its god is Charles Darwin. Its bible is, "The Origin of Species." Its synagogues are our public schools and universities. Its prophets include Richard Dawkins and Eugenie Scott. Its ordained ministers are commonly professors of biology, geology, astronomy, physics, and psychology. Its unsuspecting congregants are impressionable students. Its tenants include Evolution and the Big Bang.

Those responsible for government endorsement of Humanism portray their religion as indisputable, objective science. Of course, they believe they are non-religious, willfully ignoring the definition of religion as, " a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects." They would counter that their credo relies upon facts, not belief, despite the dramatic absence of any substantiating evidence. Evolution is commonly cited as the raison d'etre for zealous humanism in spite of its dubious lack of logic or proof.

Such strong accusations against the national religion are not blasphemous, just the truth. Humanists often claim Evolution is fact, but this is based on far-reaching use of equivocation. A Humanist sees no disconnect in the definition of Evolution as, "change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift," and simultaneously, "goo to you via the zoo." To a Humanist, antibiotic resistance in a population of bacteria is sufficient proof of evolution to affirm his faith, despite the failure, once again, to demonstrate how genetic information can be added through natural processes - a requisite for substantiating that one kind can change into another. In truth, equating antibiotic resistance to proof of chemical-to-human evolution is akin to upholding chrome plating as proof of alchemy.

Furthermore, Humanists discredit a God created universe citing the distance start light problem while promulgating the Big Bang concept despite precisely the same shortcoming with the thermal event horizon for cosmic background radiation. In Geology, they proselytize millions of years for the Earth's age using radiometric dating despite the inability to use the same techniques to confirm the age of lava flows in New Zealand with known dates. in Biology, they cite the coccyx as proof of human evolution claiming it is the remnant of a tail inherited from our primate ancestors. However, the coccyx is not a vestigial artifact of our evolutionary history - it serves as a vital anchor for muscles, ligaments, and the spinal cord. In spite of the patent absurdity and documented refutations of these (and many other) tenants of Humanism, it has still become our national religion.

Despite visceral ineptitude of our nation's politicians and judges one must still wonder how such scientific nonsense gets passed off as fact, hiding its obvious religious character. Indeed, much of this country's population is unaware of the flagrant misgivings of Humanism, but it still persists as our government endorsed religion. The answer lies with the prophets of Humanism. They most often hold PhDs in a field of science; what was once an honor and a distinction, carrying with it the ethical responsibility to uphold scientific objectivity, has become a quagmire of religiosity for the Humanist faith. An average politician, indeed American, is not a part of the "scientific" inner circle and remains unaware of the belief-oriented nature to which the Humanist faithful have perturbed our highest posts of academia. Only when Humanism is eviscerated from synonymism with science will the World be free to practice truthful, objective science once again.

No comments:

Post a Comment