Face to face with my Father
How does legal abortion influence your life?
The same way prostitution influences lives. It may not directly affect me but it affects humanity as a whole and indirectly affect me in how people are treated. Imagine if it were legal to "relive the burden of supporting older people because it is a financial burden on me" - were the next step using the same analogy that people use for abortion.
Humanists don't try to impose their ways on anybody except perhaps taxpayers. Humanism is about enabling people, not controlling them.
SIXTH: We are convinced that the time has passed for theism, deism, modernism, and the several varieties of “new thought”. - Humanist Manifesto I
Very menacing to me.
NINTH: In the place of the old attitudes involved in worship and prayer the humanist finds his religious emotions expressed in a heightened sense of personal life and in a cooperative effort to promote social well-being.
ELEVENTH: Man will learn to face the crises of life in terms of his knowledge of their naturalness and probability. Reasonable and manly attitudes will be fostered by education and supported by custom. We assume that humanism will take the path of social and mental hygiene and discourage sentimental and unreal hopes and wishful thinking.
Educational control - we see that happening.
I could go on.
My freedom from religion doesn't hurt you, but it does help me. I support their effort, which is NOT directed at any believer. If the FFRF called the shots, you could be a Christian and I an atheist. If your church called the shots, well, just look at the Ten Commandments and recent theocratic advances in America. Here are some indications of what the people who Christians admire have in mind for America if they get their way
Freedom from religion is encompassed by Freedom of Religion. I support that. However, Freedom From Religion has a political effort to get rid of religion and "just keep it in the four walls of your church"
"There is a value in spiritual violence," Hagee declared, "and it is time that you considered the role that you are playing or not playing and whether or not it's time for you to become more aggressive in your beliefs" - Matthew Hagee
Context. Quote mining?
"I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good . . . our goal is a Christian nation. We have the biblical duty, we are called on by God to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism" - Randall Terry, Director of Operation Rescue
Besides quote mining and context, how is this different from "Our goal is a Humanistic nation"?
"The long term goal of Christians in politics should be to gain exclusive control over the franchise. Those who refuse to submit publicly to the eternal sanctions of God by submitting to his Church's public marks of the covenant-baptism and holy communion-must be denied citizenship, just as they were in ancient Israel." - Gary North
How is this different from "Humanism trying to gain exclusive control over the franchise and those who refuse to submit...."?
"I hope to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be." - Jerry Falwell
Nice "wish" by good ol' Jerry... but I certainly would like today's "public schools" to have a BIG change... - I would agree this was wrong.
"There will never be world peace until God's house and God's people are given their rightful place of leadership at the top of the world." - Pat Robertson
Context? Of course we believe that when Jesus comes that will happen