(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.