This is the text of a new bill board advertisement promoted by the American Humanist Association.
I read about this today at the following location on the Internet:
The article quotes AHA (American Humanist Association) director Roy Speckhardt, who said:
“Humanists get their knowledge from science rather than ancient texts and divine revelations,” Speckhardt said. “This is the first time we’ve called out those prejudiced against us to rethink that prejudice. I hope people take them to heart and treat everyone as equally as they can this holiday season.”
I am not here to “knock” science, but I have no doubt that Mr. Speckhardt believes that evolution is included in what he would call science.
I have stated here before that evolution is not science, it is philosophy, and those who think otherwise are not informed enough to know the difference.
Mr. Speckhardt appears to disdain any other source of knowledge but science, for he says Humanists do not get their knowledge from ancient texts and divine revelations.
It would do humanists much good if they could be encouraged to be open minded about sources of verifiable truth.
I’ve met professors of mine (well one of them, at least) in graduate school that likewise disdained all other sources of knowledge but science. I let my professor know he had arbitrarily confined himself to a rather small box, ignoring a whole realm of truth that exists beyond it, in the form of history, for example, that cannot be directly verified by the scientific method since it cannot be, like an experiment, repeated at will.
The Bible contains history. Its history has been abundantly verified to be accurate down to the smallest details. Check out the information provided in the Archaeology Study Bible, for a readily available modern resource on the subject.
The Bible contains divine revelation. In fact, it is Divine revelation. And the proof of that? The most remarkable proof is the fact of its fulfilled prophecy.
Mr. Peter W. Stoner wrote a small book titled Science Speaks: Scientific Proof of the Accuracy of Prophecy and the Bible (Moody Press, 1958).
I invite Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics to carefully check out that resource.
And just who is it that is being naughty and not nice? I suggest that those who would twist the provisions of the Bill of Rights, particularly the First Amendment, to suit and promote their Humanist anti-Bible, anti-God agenda are the ones who are censoring the free speech of others, and who are actually violating the recognition of the absolute right of religious freedom asserted in the First Amendment.
At no time have I censored Humanists, Atheists, or Agnostics. I won’t allow them to censor me either, should they try.
And in the past, they have attempted to censor me, but when I challenged the head of the local ACLU, Mr. Howard Simon, I think his name was, to a public debate, I got no response.
The atheists at the school where I taught (Cass Technical High School in Detroit) challenged the Bible Discussion Club which I was asked to sponsor to a debate. The debate was held. The atheists were truthful though, for after the first debate, they admitted publically in the school newspaper that they had lost the debate with the students of the Bible Discussion Club. The atheists said they were not prepared well enough, so they announced a second debate in The Michigan Chronicle. Apparently, the atheists chickened out of the debate, for though it was announced in The Michigan Chronicle, the debate was never held.
On this site I have encouraged those who differ with me to participate in discussion. Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists have never done so. The invitation is still open.