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PLEASE NOTE: This article was written prior to the Presidential Election of 1984.
It is surely a legitimate concern of Christians to be aware of and concerned with the convictions of those who are running for public office. When a candidate’s convictions are diametrically opposed to the most fundamental principles of truth and righteousness, God-fearing people need to know and will want to know. This is especially so when the candidate is seeking the office of the President of the United States.
It appears that Mr. Walter Mondale will likely be one of the candidates (perhaps a strong one) in the Presidential election this fall. His connections with and loyalties to the Godless and devilish doctrines of Humanism need to be known.
First, notice what Mr. Mondale says about his Humanist background and connections:
Although I have never joined a humanist society, I think I am a member by inheritance. My preacher father was a humanist—in Minnesota they call them “farm laborites’—and I grew up on a very rich diet of humanism from him. All our family has been deeply influenced by this tradition including my brother, Lester, a Unitarian minister, ethical culture leader and chairman of the Fellowship of Religious Humanists. (Quoted from To Seek a Human World, Pemberton Publishing Co., 1971.)
It should also be noticed that the Lester Mondale referred to in the quotation above was a signer of the Humanist Manifesto I and II.
Just what do Humanists advocate?
- Unrestricted abortion, sexual expression, and divorce
- Absolute denial of the existence of God
- Denial that man has any soul or spirit or that there is life beyond the grave
- Promises of immortal salvation or fear of eternal damnation are illusory and harmful
- Man has emerged from natural evolutionary forces, not from the creative act of God
- All ethics are variable and situational—a rigid moral code is despised and denied
- Man is the ultimate living form and therefore seeking his own pleasure and the “good life” are his appropriate principal quest.
These principles (which are but samples), explain why the leadership of the women’s rights groups are so dangerous in their demands—most of them are Humanists. This also explains why Walter Mondale promised in a recent speech, aired on theToday Show on April 2, to “…do all in my power to help the cause of all Americans, regardless of …sexual orientation…”
Our opposition is not to the man personally nor to the party he represents, per se. Our concern is for the principles he espouses. Do we want an atheistic Humanist (with all that is implied) as the Chief Executive of our great nation?
[Note: I wrote this article for, and it was published in The Edifier, weekly bulletin of Pearl Street Church of Christ, Denton, TX, April 26, 1984, of which I was editor.]
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