«The point of the billboard is to let non-theistic people – such as atheists, agnostics, humanists and freethinkers – know they›re not alone,» explained Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. «Non-theists might not realize there’s a community out there for them because they›re inundated with religious messages on every corner. But now they’ll have a message catered specifically to them.»
Reaching out to non-theists isn’t the only goal of the billboard campaign: «We want people to know you can be good without God,» said Maggie Ardiente, director of development of the American Humanist Association. «There’s a lot of misinformation out there about non-theists, so we want to educate people about our community and change those false perceptions. Humanists are patriots, we are dedicated to our families and friends and we want to live fulfilling, virtuous lives.»
Even Christ did not call Himself «Good…»
A certain ruler asked him, saying, «Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life»? And Jesus said unto him, «Why callest thou me good? None is good, save one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.» Luke 18:18-20
Here is their philosophy of the «Virtuous Life.»
Consider this one passage from the book entitled «Weep for Our Children» touting the American Humanistic «Values Clarification – Situation Ethics» program…
It’s OK to lie. It’s OK to steal. It’s OK to have premarital sex. It’s OK to cheat or to kill if these things are part of your value system, and you clarified these values for yourself. The important thing is not what values you choose, but that you have chosen them for yourself and without coercion of parents, spouse, priest, friends, ministers or social pressure of any kind.
This might explain a great deal about why the crime rates in school age children are skyrocketing…
Patriotism: love of and/or devotion to one’s country.
We deplore the division of humankind on nationalistic grounds. We have reached a turning point in human history where the best option is to transcend the limits of national sovereignty and to move toward the building of a world community in which all sectors of the human family can participate. Thus we look to the development of a system of world law and a world order based upon transnational federal government. This would appreciate cultural pluralism and diversity. It would not exclude pride in national origins and accomplishments nor the handling of regional problems on a regional basis.
Human progress, however, can no longer be achieved by focusing on one section of the world, Western or Eastern, developed or underdeveloped. For the first time in human history, no part of humankind can be isolated from any other. Each person’s future is in some way linked to all. We thus reaffirm a commitment to the building of world community, at the same time recognizing that this commits us to some hard choices. Humanist Manifesto II, Article 12
While they may be patriotic, it is not America or America’s Creator that they are devoted to or love. Their devotion is to the rise of One World Order, and their commitment is to the building of One World Community without God!
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
America’s Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights are all based on the existence of God – The Creator, The God of Nature, Divine Providence – and the fact that The Creator has not only created us all as equals, but has given us all certain unalienable rights.
If there is no Creator then we have no rights!
They call themselves «Humanists» …Butt, God calls them «Fools»…
Only fools say in their hearts,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and their actions are evil;
not one of them does good!
God looks down from heaven
on the entire human race;
he looks to see if anyone is truly wise,
if anyone seeks God.
But no, all have turned away;
all have become corrupt.
No one does good,
not a single one!
Will those who do evil never learn?
They eat up my people like bread
and wouldn’t think of praying to God.
Terror will grip them,
terror like they have never known before.
God will scatter the bones of your enemies.
You will put them to shame, for God has rejected them.
Who will come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel?
When God restores his people,
Jacob will shout with joy, and Israel will rejoice.