Humanism is not such a new religion at all. It literally has been around since humans existed. It can even be linked to Eve who questioned God's authority, and inserted her own. We have had people that believe self is the ultimate authority forever, such as today's Humanist/Atheist. These days, they're just getting more organized as other religions have.
Also, please spare us the argument that attempts to separate Atheism and Humanism. Sure there are exception, like the fringe group the Raelians, but for the most part they're one in the same.
Atheists will certainly deny they are a part of any religion yet we have made the case over and over again. (Insert past posts here)
I have even made the point that they worship the same god as Satanists. Recently though, they are really trying to branch out on their own, although the philosophy is still the same as the Satanists. Its probably because Satanism is just horrible PR. Atheists are now organizing themselves as a true religion. We read today that "atheist groups are lobbying for a chaplain in the U.S. military. The advocates hope to gain representation for what they say is a large population of nonbelievers in the military." I would think that they cannot deny it any longer. I could be wrong.
This is also on the heels of the release of the Atheist bible affectionately called "the good book". A Bible knock off of purely secular writings and philosophy.
I believe that all of these things are really excuses to "release" them of what they want to be perceived as a theocratic tyranny which is merely just in their minds. Of course its simply laughable especially in this political environment of secularized public school systems/Universities, pro-murder, and this current administration that melts when in the presence of a cross. (Remember when President Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University. Before the speech could take place Pres. Obama insisted that a small cross with IHS (iota, eta, sigma) be hidden. The university had to put a piece of black plywood over the cross to hide it.)
Educators and scientists are still being fired for questioning evolution all over the US. If anything Christians should organize to combat the current anti-theocratic tyranny of this current atheistic Government.
Atheism is here to stay, especially according to the studies that by using statistical models, it predicts that atheist-majority countries will soon dot the globe, for the first time in history. Just as the Bible said would happen in the last days, BTW. I digress.
Newt Gingrich recently said might befall the United States: He said his grandchildren could end up living in "a secular atheist country." Of course he was wrong yet again... He missed it by a couple of generations.
Does God want us to sit idly by and let evil, mankind, reign? We certainly have for all these thousands of years. Like Hedges pointed out "Technology and science, though they're cumulative and have improved, in many ways, the lives of people within the industrialized nations, have also unleashed the most horrific forms of violence and death, and let's not forget, environmental degradation, in human history."
Speaking of Satan, its been said that the greatest lie Satan ever told is that he does not exist. Much like Satan's tactic, Atheists will deny their religious existence until they have complete power over our Government and education of our children. That day has come. From the looks of it they've flourished and are doing well in that sense. Yes Atheism, Humanism, and Secularism are all part of the religion of denial of God. The religion of Atheism is flourishing. That is something that cannot be denied any more.
Whatever you call it, Atheism, Humanism, or Secularism. They are certainly not the answers. Its a religion that ends in destruction. They certainly cannot save you from God's Judgment. So what are we going to do about it? I believe its time to dust off those milk crates, get uncomfortable, and proclaim His glory to the masses once again.