Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Paul Harvey on Humanism

Humanism teaches that man is the center of all things,
determining, his own destiny, being his own god. It
began with Satan in the garden:

"You will not surely die," the Serpent said to the
woman. "For God knows that when you eat of it
your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God,
knowing good and evil. Genesis 3:4,5

It was fifty years ago that Paul Harvey warned about
this subversion now growing in America:


"If I were the devil...if I were the Prince of Darkness,
I'd want to engulf the whole world in darkness and
I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths
of its population, but I wouldn't be happy until I had
seized the ripest apple on the tree, thee.

So I'd set about however necessary to take over the
United States. I'd subvert the Churches first. I'd begin
with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of the
serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve:
"Do as you please."

To the young, I would whisper that the Bible is a myth.
I would convince them that man created god instead of
the other way around. I would confide that what is bad
is good, and what is good is 'square.'

And the old I would teach them to pray after me: 'Our
Father, which art in Washington.'

And then I'd get organized. I'd educate authors in how to
make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would
appear dull and uninteresting. I'd threaten TV with dirtier
movies and visa versa.

I'd peddle narcotics to whom I could. I'd sell alcohol to
ladies and gentlemen of distinction. I'd tranquilize the rest
with pills.

If I were the devil, I'd soon have families at war with them-
selves, and nations at war with themselves until each in its
turn was consumed.

And with promises of higher ratings, I'd have mesmer-
izing media fanning the flames. If I were the devil, I would
encourage schools to refine young intellects but neglect to
discipline emotions--just let those run wild until before you
knew it, you'd have to have drug sniffing dogs and metal
detectors at every schoolhouse.

Within a decade, I'd have prisons overflowing. I'd have
judges promoting pornography. Soon I could evict God
from the courthouse, and then from the schoolhouse, and
then from the houses of Congress.

And in His own churches, I would substitute psychology
for religion and deify science. I would have priests and
pastors into missing boys and girls and church money.
If I were the devil, I'd make the symbol of Easter an egg
and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.

If I were the devil, I would take from those who have and
I would give to those who wanted, until I killed the incen-
tive of the ambitious. And what will you bet I couldn't
get whole states to promote gambling as a way to get rich.

I would caution against extremism in hard work, in patrio-
tism, in moral conduct. I would convince the young that
marriage is old fashioned, that swinging is more fun, that
what you see on TV is the way to be and thus I could un-
dress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with
diseases for which there is no cure.

In other words, If I were the devil, I'd just keep on doing 
what he is doing."

Reader, can you deny that it has continued to slide down-
hill, that it is more than just beginning? What are we head-
ing towards?

Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up 
and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing
near. Luke 21:28

Come, Lord Jesus!

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