‘Why Humanism Leads to Statism’

An Urgent Message from Mark Rushdoony

(Good stuff at the Chalcedon website this week; I’m happy to share it with you.)

Mark Rushdoony has hit the bullseye with this one. Humanism always leads to statism.


Humanists get rid of God, leaving the state–that is, themselves–as the highest possible authority. I know it’s hard to account for what happens next without a concept of Original Sin–but as Christians we have that concept, so we can understand humanism’s inevitable drift into tyranny. The alternative, with every fat-head parading around as his own god, can only be anarchy; but they can’t keep that going for any length of time.

Mark puts it in a nutshell: “The problem is too much power.”

Build the state down, not up!

Our liberties depend on it.


4 comments on “‘Why Humanism Leads to Statism’

  1. Without the concept of the Fall and the reasons for the troubles in our world, we will almost certainly try to fix things which cannot be fixed. That explains our secular world, today.

  2. Humanism with its secularism is a case of the Emperor has no clothes. Does anyone think the Chinese people are glad to have their lives run by their Communist government? No way – the heart of man yearns for freedom because he has been made in the image of God. For solid theology that is relevant to reality one cannot go wrong by hanging out at the Chalcedon website.

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