And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. – Isaiah 60:3
We should all be grateful for humanism and Judaeo-Christian influence for bringing it about. I think it did have a positive effect on rulers. While a lot of rulers don’t profess Christianity they still rule with humanism in mind.
I emailed someone who is pretty high up in the religious and political landscape and he agreed with me that Trump was not a humanist. That scares me much more than whether he professed Christianity or not. We were so used to humanism it became like an appliance that you don’t think about when it’s working. You only think about your washing machine when it starts breaking down. Now people are starting to think about humanism again after what they repeatedly see in the news cycle.
The irony is not lost on me that evangelical Christians elected the first non humanistic president in the nation’s history.