Humanism: a faith for atheists, secularists
Ed M. Vitagliano, AFA vice president (April 2020)
In a highly controversial 1983 essay, humanist author John J. Dunphy spotlighted the inevitable conflict in America between Christianity and what he called “the new faith of humanism.”
Dunphy laid out his case against the Christian faith by asserting that “blood is the ink in which the history of Christianity has been written.” He charged it with unfurling “devastating tyranny” over the human race.
The Bible came in for particular hostility, as Dunphy stated that “it has been and remains an extremely dangerous book. It and the various Christian churches which are parasitic upon it have been directly responsible for most of the wars, persecutions, and outrages which humankind has perpetrated upon itself over the past two thousand years.”