Final Answer: Is Humanism or the Bible better for humanity?
THE HUMANIST'S SUMMARY PART 3: Conclusion
Many compelling and morally sound reasons support the Humanist position that the Bible is not divinely inspired. Instead of being inerrant, the Bible has far more errors and immoral teachings than most other books.
By treating this mistake-ridden book as the word of God, humanity has been led down many paths of error and misery throughout history. In too many ways, the Bible continues
to produce such results.
But in some cases, the errors caused by the Bible have been corrected and the harms have been stopped. This happened when a scientific approach was applied to problems. Science involves relying on reason, observation, experience, and compassion rather than blindly accepting religious or secular dogma.
We should reject the views of those who say the Bible has infallible answers to todays problems. As Humanists know, science has proved to be a much better source for answers.
The humanists conclude by drawing conclusions based on the "evidence" they have presented. The problem is… all of their evidence has been proven false. What does that mean? Simply that, based on the evidence presented, their conclusions are false. Let's look at each of these final statements:
Many compelling and morally sound reasons support the Humanist position that the Bible is not divinely inspired...
I do not see how they can be compelling reasons, if they have been shown to be false. HOWEVER, let’s go ahead and look at this statement.
Before we can declare something morally sound or unsound, we need to know the humanist's basis for morality. (see the appendix). Their web site declares that morality will naturally arise from human societies. What does that say about the source of mo-rality? Nothing. What are the mechanisms though which morality arises from human societies? Their answer appears to be, whatever works is what is moral. That is no answer. It just takes us around in a circle.
The “conclusion” that morals arise from human society has no basis in reality. That would mean whatever we decide we want to do, is moral and right to do. Hmmm. However, let’s continue.
If morality arises from human society, that means various societies, or even segments of societies, can have various and conflicting morality. How does that work? If my neighbor is part of a group that believes holding 11-year-old girls in sexual slavery is acceptable, who am I to tell them they are wrong? I cannot. If I am a humanist, I have no basis for telling another group of people that child sexual slavery is wrong.
Since humanists have no rational basis for morality, a statement claiming they have morally sound reasons demonstrating the Bible is not divinely inspired is not a valid statement. It is nothing more than a human opinion. The humanist position, that the Bible is not di-vinely inspired, is not based on compelling reasons, nor sound moral reasons. It is just wishful thinking, based on a desire to not be ac-countable to their creator God.
Instead of being inerrant, the Bible has far more errors and immoral teachings than most other books.
The humanists were unable to demonstrate even one error or immoral teaching in the Bible. Therefore, this is a false statement. Not only that, in order to make this claim they rely on deceptive “authorities” (mainly Andrew White), taking scripture out of context, and forcing meanings onto scripture that do not exist. They are the ones in error, not scripture.
By treating this mistake-ridden book as the word of God, humanity has been led down many paths of error and misery throughout history. In too many ways, the Bible
continues to produce such results.
The conclusion in this statement is based on the assertion that the Bible is filled with mistakes, which has been proven false. There-fore, the assertion that the Bible has lead people into error is false.
In addition, the humanists have not shown that following the teachings of the Bible lead to misery. The examples they brought up included:
A) Unsanitary conditions and disease, which was shown to be a false assertion.
B) Hindering of the advancement of science, which also was shown to be false.
Following the teaching of the Bible, as the Jews did during the plague, resulted in sanitary conditions and greater freedom from disease. And it was because of Christianity that science exploded and made huge advances in Europe.
But in some cases, the errors caused by the Bible have been corrected and the harms have been stopped. This happened when a scientific approach was applied to problems.
The evidence does not support this statement. The facts are that it is more descriptive of science than Christianity. The Bible described the best methods for preventing the spread of disease and sickness thousands of years before science “discovered” them. In addition, even today in the era of COVID and in the name of “sci-ence”, we continue to ignore the practices the Bible prescribes , and people are dying.
I'll repeat the facts again... the claim that there are errors in the Bible has been 100% refuted.
Secondly, science has never corrected any teaching of the Bible. The Bible stands unique in this respect. It has never needed correc-tion. Science, on the other hand, constantly needs correction and updating. For example, it was a secular "scientific" belief in bleeding people that led to the death of George Washington, as well as many others. Some of the scientific facts of the past include:
Rain Follows the Plow - a climatology theory that said human settlement caused a permanent increase in rainfall. This encouraged people to move to arid areas, prompting the settlement of the American Great Plains, and resulting in the misery and hunger that followed when farms failed.
Eugenics - simply put, eugenics was a direct result of the rise of the theory of evolution. This scientific principle involves killing people to improve the human race. Here is what the
Encyclopedia Britannica says:
The selection of desired heritable characteristics in order to improve future generations, typically in reference to humans. The term eugenics was coined in 1883 by British explorer and natural scientist Francis Galton, who, influenced by Charles Darwins theory of natural selection, advocated a system that would allow the more suitable races or strains of blood a better chance of prevailing speedily over the less suitable.
In America eugenics continues today through it's most successful practitioner, Planned Parenthood. Thank you evolutionary science!
Infanticide did not go out of fashion with the advance from savagery to barbarism and civilization. Rather, it became, as in Greece and Rome, a recognized custom with advocates among leaders of thought and action. Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood), Woman and the New Race
Learn more. Read a recent National Review article about Planned Parenthood titled: "It is functioning today as its eugenics-obsessed founders intended."
The Four Humors - this is the belief that the body contained four humors: blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm. These had to be in the right balance for a person to be healthy. This belief led to practices such as bloodletting, emetics, and purges.
Thank you "science" for these wonderful advances that brought health and happiness to the human race (he said with sarcasm). And these are just the tip of the iceberg. Read more on ListVerse. For thousands of years before they were discovered, and during the times these practices were (and still are) used, the Bible never changed. It continued to state that sanitation, hygiene, and quarantine were the appropriate measures to use. It described the hydrologic cycle, which explains rainfall, in Job in a way that is accurate and unchanged today
It is “science,” not the Bible that has caused misery and that continually needs correcting.
BTW, science is not evil nor immoral. It is just a method for in-vestigating the world around us. When used properly, and in accord-ance with Biblical teaching, science brings major benefits to man-kind. My background is in science and engineering. I love science! However, used in opposition to Biblical teaching, science typically brings misery, pain, and death.
Just one more...
We should reject the views of those who say the Bible has infallible answers to todays problems. As Humanists know, science has proved to be a much better source for
Another false statement. See the above.
All of the humanist's conclusions are unsupported and false. You can trust the Bible as the perfect guide to your life, for loving God, and for loving others. You can trust the Bible to solve your greatest problem. That problem is sin... disobeying God. Your conscience even informs you that you have done wrong. Hoqw many lies have you told? How many things have you taken that did not belong to you?. Coveting, including desiring someone other than your spouse. Using God's name to curse (blasphemy). You've broken many, if not all of God's laws and face the just punishment. Jesus is offering to take your punishment on Himself. Will you accept this free gift He is offering? 911 Christ