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Resolution On Secular Humanism

WHEREAS, The Supreme Court of the United States has included secular humanism in a list of non-theistic religions; and

WHEREAS, There is concern that the philosophy of secular humanism is playing an increasingly important role in society; and

WHEREAS, There is a tendency for secular humanism to fill the ethical vacuum being created by the trend away from theistic teaching in the public educational systems; and

WHEREAS, Most of our Baptist people are unaware of the nature of the philosophy of secular humanism, its values, and its proponents;

Be it therefore RESOLVED, That the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Los Angeles, June 9-11, 1981, encourages Baptists to become informed about and voice opposition to the tenets of secular humanism; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we request the Christian Life Commission to prepare materials for distribution to our churches that explain the nature and inherent danger of secular humanism; and

Be it finally RESOLVED, That this Convention reasserts its long-held position that God rather than man is the measure of value in the universe and encourages all Baptists to bear witness to the Good News which feeds the human spirit and ministers to human needs.