Revisiting “Mind Siege”

Back in the spring of 2001, I had the opportunity to read the book “Mind Siege”, a book by Tim LaHaye and David Noebel which was published in 2000. It claims to be an update of LaHaye’s Battle for the Mind (1980) that sparked, according to him, the rise of the Evangelical Christian movement we all had to deal with in the 1980’s and today.

LaHaye is known by most people as the author of the fiction series “Left Behind” that is based on the “end days” Bible prophesies. He is also one of the leaders of the Christian Right.

“Mind Siege” reportedly details the efforts of Secular Humanism to control the world and corrupt “our children”.

I spent a week or so reading the book so others wouldn’t have to and then I put my thoughts into a review essay that I posted on my website Doug World!

Recently, while refreshing my site, I went through the review and corrected some grammar errors and added some more comments to the sections of the book I highlight.

“Mind Siege” is at the root a political book. It creates a bogey man (Humanism) and tries to scare the reader. The timing of the book (in 2000, an election year) and some nasty words about the just past administration of former President Clinton, make the intention clear. It also slurs those of us who consider ourselves Secular Humanists as this quote demonstrates:

“No humanist is qualified to hold any governmental office in America – United States senator, congressman, cabinet member, State Department employee, Department of Defense employee, or any other position that requires him to think in the best interest of America. He is a socialist one-worlder first, an American second. . . We forget so soon that every tax increase is a move toward bigger government and more humanist trained bureaucrats dedicated to dragging us, kicking and screaming, into a New World Order.” – p. 86

If you are interested in reading the review, follow the next link:

“Mind Siege” a Secular Humanist Review


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