Saturday, November 15, 2008

Humanism, Freedom, and Chaos - Francis Schaeffer

The humanists push for “freedom,” but having no Christian consensus to contain it, that “freedom” leads to chaos or to slavery under the state (or under an elite). Humanism, with its lack of any final base for values or law, always leads to chaos. It then naturally leads to some form of authoritarianism to control the chaos. Having produced the sickness, humanism gives more of the same kind of medicine for a cure. With its mistaken concept of final reality, it has no intrinsic reason for being interested in the individual, the human being. Its natural interest is the two collectives: the state and the society.

Francis Schaeffer – A Christian Manifesto (1981)

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At Sunday, November 16, 2008 11:30:00 AM, Blogger Diane R said...

Excellent quote..thank you. IMO, the emergents will quickly fill this...let's see what happens in about 4 or 5 years. In other words, lets see if the emergents will be the ones opressing.


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