Controversy Continued! The Secular World View

2. The Secular Worldview, is probably the fastest growing worldview because it is taught in all public education. I am simplifying all these worldviews to the basics. There are many variations for all them. The secular worldview would start with a presupposition there is no supernatural. There is no God, who is actively involved in the world. Life is focused on what we can see, experience and experiment on in a laboratory. The only truth, if there is such a thing is what can be discovered with science.

At the heart of this view is man is the center of all things. In our first review of Biblical Christianity’s World View, God is center of all things. In secularism, human government is the highest authority. We operate within the laws of the land but they can be based on whatever group has the most money or loudest voice.

Most in this way of thinking believe in some form of evolution as the origin of life. Most believe human life has evolved to the highest form of animal life but all animals are important and equal. Human’s have no right to view ourselves as superior. Individual sovereignty, human choice and freedom to express my individualism is at the heart of what fuels someone with this view.

Because there is no supernatural, no higher being to whom we are accountable and no after life, we can eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we will die. Life is a buffet with no real limits except not to hurt anyone else with your choices.

So, to compare these first two views it would be this: God is central; man is accountable Versus Man is central; be true to yourself.

There is one more view I want to share.

blessings,

Scott

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About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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One Response to Controversy Continued! The Secular World View

  1. deichmans says:

    I’m reading these in reverse order (since I sort Facebook by “Most Recent”) so my comments may seem out of sync….

    As I noted on your later post, this is too black-and-white — and puts secularism into too narrow of a box.

    You claim that secularism assigns the highest authority to human governments and to “Law & Order”. However this discounts the depth of morality shown by Kohlberg’s Stage of Moral Devevelopment.

    The Golden Rule is not the exclusive domain of Christians, just as immorality is not the sole purview of secularists.

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