Humanism, is defined as an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. We are reaping the consequences of what we've sown, but will we, humans take responsibility for what we've sown? It doesn't look like it.
Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems.
There is really nothing new under the sun, as Solomon once said around 966B.C., a revival of Greek and Roman thought, this Humanism, this is the belief that always gives way to a fall! It is founded in arrogance, that we humans are the end all be all, we are God, we are King, we are all we need! Time and again history has proven this thinking and acting wrong.
Really? If we are so good, and look out for the well being of the needy so well, and we can solve all the worlds problems without divine assistance, then why doesn't our world, our culture, our governments, our cities, our schools, our homes reflect that reality?
We've got the same problem that an ancient king of Babylonia struggled with in the late 500s BC we are responsibility avoiding, blaming, entitled, self-centered, self-serving, pride-filled human beings, who in the end, when it's all said and done just look out for number one. Why? We have no need for divine intervention, because we are good, always look out for the common good, and solely, through the power of our minds, we will solve all the worlds problems...that's how the delusion goes.
In a world where autonomy is worshiped, personal preference rules, the individual rules and we lose the great gift we've been given, the power to choose, free will, autonomy, is a world where everyone rules. If everyone rules, everyone is always right, there is no wrong, therefore we lose the greatest gift ever, choice.
Humans are the rulers in humanism, we are the highest judge, at least that's the lie that we're living under. What if that's not true, what if there is a judge that is greater than man? What if you and I aren't the end all be all? Then what? That's what king Beltshazzar found out when he was confronted regarding his own arrogance with strange writing that was etched into the wall at an extravagant bash he was throwing at the royal palace his father once reigned from.
Have you ever come face to face with your own self-centered arrogance? It's important to pay attention to the lessons learned from those who've come before you, but will you, because the writing is on the wall already. You and I just have to pay attention to it and learn from it. But will you? Beltshazzar paid the ultimate price to learn his lesson. Are you willing to pay that ultimate price? Many have, but will we learn?