Our Humanist Heritage

“Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well by creating the international child of the future.”

-Chester M. Pierce, Humanist, Harvard psychiatrist, speaking as an expert in public education at the 1973 International Education Seminar.

“Professor Pierce believes and alleges that a child who believes in God is mentally ill and should be ‘cured’ by teachers. Harvard was the first college founded in America. The main goal of the founders of Harvard is expressed by the words ‘VERITAS CHRISTO ET ECCLESIAE’ on its official university seal, which mean ‘Truth for Christ and the church.” It seems Pierce believes that the founders of Harvard were mentally ill, too.
“Harvard’s 1636 rules declared:
Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life and therefore lay Christ in the bottom as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning…”



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