Secular Humanism and the Lost Generation
By Ronald J. White
|Last month's column discussed the
ramifications of the "theory of evolution" on
individuals, and thus society. Secular humanism and
Christianity, are mutually exclusive world-views.
They are in direct conflict and work toward
different ends. Christians believe in God and
eternal life. Secular humanism places humans at the
center of everything - it is godless.
Back to the Future
In 1947, the Supreme Court
set a new policy for America with its blatant disregard for
the First Amendment. The Court decided America no longer
needed God for good government, or the pursuit of individual
happiness. Then, from 1962 until now, judges who were
educated under the doctrines of secular humanism, issued
decisions that have removed God and religion from schools,
and most of our government (October 2004, eco•logic
As a result, a large portion of today's children and
young adults are a lost generation, left to fend for
themselves without a Christian world-view and its
Why then, are we surprised when 20 percent of high school
students carry lethal weapons to school, including guns,
knives, razors, and clubs? Why do we wonder at the
statistics that the average age for the first use of
marijuana is 13; that its use by eighth graders doubled
since 1991; and, 20 percent of fourteen-year-olds have used
marijuana at least once?
Shouldn't we expect high use levels of hard drugs and
alcohol, with more thefts and robberies to pay for them? How
about wide open sexual practices, no regard for authority,
and lying and cheating in school, and later, as government
officials and leaders? And, it should come as no surprise
that all this culminates in a morality that holds no regard
for human life.
Tragically, it has all led to the gut-wrenching, often
random, public junior high and high school shootings.
Although there are others, a partial listing illustrates the
incidents that have occurred around the nation.
Moses Lake, Washington
14 year old boy kills 3, wounds 1.
16 year old boy kills 2, wounds 7.
West Paducah, Kentucky
14 year old student kills 3, wounds 5.
2 boys ages 11 and 13 kill 5, wound 10.
15 year old student kills 2.
2 high school boys kill 13 plus themselves, wound
Deming, New Mexico
12 year old boy kills 1.
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
13 year old boy wounds 4.
El Cajon, California
18 year old male student wounds 5.
15 year old boy kills 2, wounds 13.
The statistics are horrifying, but they do not convey the
trauma and terror experienced by the survivors, or the
heartbreak endured by the families and friends of those who
were killed. The implications to society are evident in the
overall decline in the standards of every part of our
culture. Why have these students committed these atrocities?
To start with, their relatively short learning and life
experiences certainly were not positive. They have been
taught in school, and by example, that they can do whatever
feels good at the moment. There is no right or wrong. Humans
evolved by chance from amalgamated chemicals in primordial
slime, and are, therefore, only expendable beings without a
soul or spirit. There is no God, and thus no eternal moral
or personal accountability. Go for the gusto man, get
whatever you can, because nothing matters anyway! Absolutely
Yes, the courts and the public education system both
played a role in this tragedy. But in retrospect, who is
really to blame? Who has not met their responsibilities? I
submit it is "We the people...," specifically we
Christians. Christians have stood by and lost the war to
influence young minds through the public education system.
Christians are standing by and letting the courts legalize
us into moral chaos. Christians have lost their influence in
government and most areas of America's culture. Now we have
produced, and are producing, generations who don't have the
moral fiber to become great leaders, to appropriately raise
children, to continue our Christian heritage. As a society
we have been complacent and self-absorbed, wrapped in our
security blankets handed down by the Founders.
We need to decide if we want the nation to continue along
its current path, or do we want to change things and get
America back to its roots of a Christian heritage. Do we
really have a choice in the matter? Next month's column will
take a look at this question because it is time to cowboy-up
Ronald J. White is the President of the
Coalition of Arizona/New Mexico Counties for Stable Economic
Growth. He also conducts Freedom is Not Free - A
seminar/forum to restore American liberty, with participants
developing and implementing solutions for local and national
P.O. Box 115, Monticello, NM 87939.