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This Is An Essay Comparing Cosmic Humanism To Secular Humanism From A Christian Perspective.

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Cosmic Humanism vs Secular HumanismOne of man's wrong objects of faith is himself. Humanism rests on the conviction that man's intellect as he uses the scientific method can bring solutions to all his problems and answers to all his questions. Man needs no outside help. He has in himself all the resources he needs. Moreover, humanism says that things will continue to get better and better. Some kind of cosmic force that lies behind evolution guarantees continued progress.Today, Humanism is everywhere. Many Christian religions have adopted Humanistic ideas. Some believe that only those that are now considered "the religious right" by today's society are truly Christian and all other forms of Christianity are really Humanistic Christianity.In the Bible it talks about why faith in humanism is wrong faith. Psalm 118:8 says, "It is better to take refuge in the Lord, than to trust in man." Also, Jeremiah 17:5-8 says, "This is what the Lord says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord. He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. "But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." These verses clearly show us that we are to trust in God and not ourselves for we can do nothing without Him.Humanism is a belief in logic, classic literary studies and understanding, scientific reasoning and studies. To add to the confusion, some religions that claim to be Humanistic have forgotten what Humanism really is. They have forgotten the basic principles that Humanism stands for.Cosmic Humanism may be one such religion that claims to be based in Humanism. It is a small religion and is often tied in to aliens and the supernatural. Cosmic Humanists state that all life contains some thing beyond human comprehension. They often forget logic and scientific reasoning in their religion. Which implies that maybe they are not Humanistic at all.Pantheism is the theology of Cosmic Humanism. Pantheism is the religious belief that everything is divine. All is God (Monism). New Age religious "sacraments" include: Channeling, hypnosis, meditation, hallucinogenic drugs and even Ouija boards to enable altered states of consciousness.The philosophy of Cosmic Humanism is non-naturalism. Since everything is God, then...

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