Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel is like a one-stop shop of crazy and stupid. Continuing the idiotic idea among the religious that conflates respect for someone and acceptance of ideas that they invented with simpleminded worship, he says that Freud, Marx and Darwin have become the heathen’s holy trinity.
I’ll tell you something that’s really interesting, Ron. There was a poet by the name of William Butler Yeats wrote a poem called “The Second Coming” around the early 1900s and his idea was that every two thousand years, a new God arises. And it was kind of striking that, after two thousand years after Christ, about the time that Yeats wrote this poem, no new God was to be found, or at least we didn’t think so.
But it was about that time Darwin came on the scene and told us that you really created yourself by dragging yourself out of the primordial ooze and evolving faster then all the other species. And Marx came along and told us really that religion is the opiate of the masses, that if you’re going to be fed, you’re going to feed yourself. And then Freud came along and said if you don’t feel good about yourself, don’t look to a god to heal you, you got to dig down deep in yourself through psychoanalysis and you’re your own counselor.
What I find interesting about that, Ron, is that we took the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – the father that told us where we came from, that I created you in the beginning, we took the Son that said I’ll tell you that I’m going to feed you and heal you and tell you how to find your substance, and we took the counselor, the Holy Spirit, and we put Freud in his place and said you counsel yourself.
In other words, the new god that arose under Yeats’ scheme was secular humanism. It was making man god.
That’s some serious crazy.