Saturday, March 13, 2010

Only in the Triune God, Who Himself is Unity in Diversity, can Unity out of Diversity be Achieved

The State of the Union Address demonstrates each year that the state established religion of the American system, Secular Humanism, is impotent to achieve unity out of the diversity that is America. After each major announcement, by the president, one side of the room applauds their approval, while the other side sits stoically, silently shouting their disapproval. The differences of Americans have not always been as polarizing as they are today.

There is a philosophy that is grounded in the unity of diversity. It is the philosophy that this nation was founded upon. It is the philosophy that brought people from the disparate parts of Europe and developed them into the unit that became the most prosperous nation on Earth. The philosophy that starts with the God who is three in one is the philosophy that makes sense out of the diversity of the universe.

True, the mystery of the Trinity cannot be fully comprehended in the human mind. By starting with the fact of the Trinity one has the foundation by which the diversity of the universe can come together in unity. For it is by the Triune God that “all things were created by Him, and for Him; And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.” (Col. 1:16, 17).

This is in contrast to Secular Humanism, by which every man creates all things for himself, and each individual is before all things, and all things consist in him. You see how the diversity has no common ground in which a unity can be achieved. On the other hand, if everything is for and by God and consists in Him all of the diversity of the universe has common ground which results in unity.

Outside of the God, who is Himself unity in diversity, ethics, opinions and beliefs cannot be held together for a common purpose. Furthermore, without the Triune God, it is irrational to think that the diverse matter of the universe could be held together in unity. When everyone's ethics, opinions and beliefs are by and for himself, unity can only be found within the individual. If each individual grasps the truth that everything is by and for God, individuals unite to accomplish His purposes.

Outside of God there are purposes that can bring many people together, but even then, the method of achieving that purpose can divide those wishing to achieve the greater purpose. An acceptance of the axiom that the Triune God has created everything, including ethics and beliefs, by and for himself, leads men to God's means in order to accomplish God's ends, all of which can be found in God's revelation – Holy Scripture.

When ninety to ninety-five percent of Americans adhered to Biblical Christianity an unprecedented unity was achieved through the institutions of this country. As more Americans reject Biblical Christianity an inevitable polarization of the population manifests itself in the ugliest of ways. The answer to developing unity out of the diversity of peoples in America is to return to the “God of our fathers”.

America's State Established Religion, Secular Humanism, Cannot Achieve Unity out of Diversity

You see it every year during the State of the Union Address, delivered by the President of the United States. After each major announcement one side of the room applauds their approval, while the other side sits stoically, demonstrating disapproval. This is just one manifestation of the fact that America is a divided nation. The differences of Americans have not always been as polarizing as they are today. So the question is, what has changed, and can unity be regained in such a vast nation of different peoples?

People do not desire disunity. Philosophers have sought the secret of unity out of diversity from the very beginning of recorded history. The university was created to bring unity out of diversity – thus the combining of the two words to give us the word university.

The day after the state of the union address the conversation in the work place went something like this, “do you think the American people want to see their leaders divided like that?” To which a very wise man replied, “Do they not need to see how divided this nation is?”

The philosophers are correct in thinking that a common understanding of life can explain unity in diversity. The dominant philosophy of 21st century America, however, is impotent to accomplish this desired unity. The state-established religion in America today is Secular Humanism. It is taught in the government schools; it rules the court rooms and the halls of the legislature. In the institutions of higher learning, notice, they are not even referred to as universities very often any more. Secular Humanism is not satisfied with dominance. It seeks to kill the philosophy that stands in opposition to it.

With Secular Humanism's devotion to tolerance it may not be readily apparent to those brought up in this system why unity cannot be achieved by it. The Secular Humanist is taught to tolerate all beliefs and opinions as equally valid. On the surface, if everyone would adhere to this principle without exception peace and harmony would reign among a diverse people. However this view of tolerance breaks down both practically and logically. First, on the practical level, no one really holds to this principle without fail. Every one has something that they absolutely will not tolerate, even if the only thing that they wont tolerate is intolerance. Secondly, a complete adherence to this tolerance violates the laws of logic. A belief in and a denial of the existence of God is a logical impossibility. God either exists or doesn't. Both of these views cannot be equally valid.

This nation was not founded upon the philosophy of Secular Humanism. It was founded upon the principles of Biblical Christianity. As long as the American culture was grounded in true Christianity there was a unity among the diverse peoples of this nation. The farther the culture diverts from a Christian worldview the more polarized the people become. So the answer to the question, “What has changed? And can unity be regained in such a vast nation of different peoples?” is that America has rejected the only philosophy that makes sense out of a unity in diversity, and a return to ordering society by a Christian worldview will accomplish the unity that Americans desire.