Socialism is fueled by a world view that is diametrically opposed to Christocentric concepts regarding the human condition. Christianity holds that man was created in a perfect condition, sinned/fell from grace and because of sin requires a Redeemer to satisfy the righteous judgement of a Holy God. The problems of the human condition will disappear once sin is finally dealt with.
Socialism is an expression of humanism; humanism is a system of belief wherein Man does not need to be redeemed, he needs to be ruled. Once a perfect government is formed, then all the problems of the human condition will disappear.
Humanism is acknowledged by its adherents as a religion whose precepts are as follows :
This is the first element of the socialist/humanist agenda against Christianity. This is one of the reasons why the Book of Genesis has been the object of so many attacks , The Genesis account is an affront against humanism and must be discredited. As the scientific method was bastardized to support AGW, the same was done to discredit the Genesis account of creation. Carbon 14 dating that fell short of the millions and millions of years needed to legitimatize evolution were simply ignored as errors.
FIRST: Religious humanists regard the universe as self-existing and not created.
This second element is the continuous process of evolution, the replacement for Genesis; the Book of Origins. Under Humanism, everything comes from nothing; a singularity perhaps but that's not important. What's important is that there is no God, there cannot be a God; there must not be a God.
SECOND: Humanism believes that man is a part of nature and that he has emerged as a result of a continuous process.
Not so obvious - this element rejects the concept that man has a soul and spirit. Therefore there is no afterlife. Therefore there is no Authority that controls events after death.
THIRD: Holding an organic view of life, humanists find that the traditional dualism of mind and body must be rejected.
Also not as obvious - Humanism rejects the notion that God has established standards of conduct. Our laws therefore are nothing but a "gradual development" of his social environment that have no basis in Divine Origin. Therefore these laws can gradually, or suddenly, change into .... whatever pleases Man. Rape isn't rape unless it's rape-rape. Murder is not murder if it is abortion.
FOURTH: Humanism recognizes that man's religious culture and civilization, as clearly depicted by anthropology and history, are the product of a gradual development due to his interaction with his natural environment and with his social heritage. The individual born into a particular culture is largely molded by that culture.
There is no longer intrinsic value to anything including human life. All value to all things is ascribed by its assessment in relation to human needs. If we don't need you, then you have no value. Good-bye Grandma.
FIFTH: Humanism asserts that the nature of the universe depicted by modern science makes unacceptable any supernatural or cosmic guarantees of human values. Obviously humanism does not deny the possibility of realities as yet undiscovered, but it does insist that the way to determine the existence and value of any and all realities is by means of intelligent inquiry and by the assessment of their relations to human needs. Religion must formulate its hopes and plans in the light of the scientific spirit and method.
The free and unfettered expression of our religious beliefs must also be subjected to scientific examination. Instead of the Book of Revelations, we will be handed the Book of Scientific Negotiations. Except of course for AGW; that is a scientific belief based completely on faith and the potential profits to be made in carbon trading - thus AGW is sacrosanct.
SIXTH: We are convinced that the time has passed for theism, deism, modernism, and the several varieties of "new thought".
The Humanists have no decreed that the time has passed for tolerance. Only those belief systems that comply with the tenets of Humanism will be allowed. Perhaps this will also be the end of elevator music.
Element number seven is simple. All aspects of human life are now subject to the dictates of government.
SEVENTH: Religion consists of those actions, purposes, and experiences which are humanly significant. Nothing human is alien to the religious. It includes labor, art, science, philosophy, love, friendship, recreation--all that is in its degree expressive of intelligently satisfying human living. The distinction between the sacred and the secular can no longer be maintained.
EIGHTH: Religious Humanism considers the complete realization of human personality to be the end of man's life and seeks its development and fulfillment in the here and now. This is the explanation of the humanist's social passion.
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.
TENTH: It follows that there will be no uniquely religious emotions and attitudes of the kind hitherto associated with belief in the supernatural.
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.
TWELFTH: Believing that religion must work increasingly for joy in living, religious humanists aim to foster the creative in man and to encourage achievements that add to the satisfactions of life.
THIRTEENTH: Religious humanism maintains that all associations and institutions exist for the fulfillment of human life. The intelligent evaluation, transformation, control, and direction of such associations and institutions with a view to the enhancement of human life is the purpose and program of humanism. Certainly religious institutions, their ritualistic forms, ecclesiastical methods, and communal activities must be reconstituted as rapidly as experience allows, in order to function effectively in the modern world.
FOURTEENTH: The humanists are firmly convinced that existing acquisitive and profit-motivated society has shown itself to be inadequate and that a radical change in methods, controls, and motives must be instituted. A socialized and cooperative economic order must be established to the end that the equitable distribution of the means of life be possible. The goal of humanism is a free and universal society in which people voluntarily and intelligently cooperate for the common good. Humanists demand a shared life in a shared world.
FIFTEENTH: We assert that humanism will: (a) affirm life rather than deny it; (b) seek to elicit the possibilities of life, not flee from them; and (c) endeavor to establish the conditions of a satisfactory life for all, not merely for the few. By this positive morale and intention humanism will be guided, and from this perspective and alignment the techniques and efforts of humanism will flow.
What humanism will accomplish is the destruction of America as we know it. And the only way for humanism to succeed is to insinuate itself into the very fabric of government.
So pray for America. We spit and sputter in fury on conservative websites, but the final disposition of these events have been, and always will be, in God's hands.