Fact a Day: November 8th - Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, John Ankerberg Show

Fact a Day: November 8th

(Harvest House, 1995), pp. 12-13

 

Is Modern Psychology Anti-Christian?

 

We are convinced that most Christians do not fully understand the true nature of secular psychology. Modern psychology is clearly anti-Christian. It rejects God, ignores sin, deifies man, and frequently castigates Christianity, Christ, and the Bible as irrelevant or dangerous. Many of the most respected and influential pioneers in American psychology discovered it as the ideal means to “scientifically” discredit their own Christian upbringing.*

Indeed, “empirical and anecdotal evidence suggests that psychology still attracts and encourages more persons indifferent to or hostile to religion than any other physical or social science.”*

In fact, what psychiatrist Thomas Szasz says about medical psychiatry is true for secular psychology in general: “…medical psychiatry is not merely indifferent to religion, it is implacably hostile to it. Herein lies one of the supreme ironies of moderm psychotherapy: it is not merely a religion that pretends to be a science, it is actually a fake religion that seeks to destroy true religion.”*

*For full documentation please see The Facts on Self-Esteem, Psychology and the Recovery Movement.

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