Critical Thinking Assignment: Secular Humanism

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Christopher A. Coleman Liberty University Apol 104-C16 Critical Thinking Assignment March 16, 2015 As Christ following believers, we understand that the word of God is the only source of absolute truth. The truth of the scriptures guides our thoughts and decisions. Understanding that we know that Jesus is our only hope, it is important to convey that message to non-believers, but not to be influenced by their worldview (Romans 12:2). In order to effectively engage the culture one must understand what the culture believes. One very popular worldview today is secular humanism. Many well respected scientific scholars such as Isaac Asimov, Albert Einstein, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens are proponents of this belief system. The…show more content…
Relativism relies on personal and cultural norms to determine what is right and wrong. This is not a valid source of morality because what is socially acceptable is not always what is right. There was a point in time when slavery was socially acceptable but that does not make it right. Furthermore, the secular humanist is a consequentialist, which means ethical choices are judged by their results ( The result of this moral compass is an unstable platform for truth; as a result secular humanism supports gay marriage, abortion, and euthanasia. Socially unacceptable behaviors such as murder, rape, and robbery are not accepted by secular…show more content…
The bible states that God created the earth in six days by simply speaking life into existence (Genesis 1). The big bang theory suggests that a spontaneous combustion of particles occurred and formed life over a period of a few hundred thousand years. Darwinian Evolution suggests that all creatures have the same ancestry when the word of God makes it clear that God created plants on the third day, birds on the fifth day, and man on the sixth day (Genesis 1:1-26). According to evolution, the earth is over 65 million years old. Creationists however, are working on a biblical timeframe that show that the earth is only hundreds of thousands of years old (Hindson & Caner, 2008). No comparisons can be made between the purpose of identity in Christianity and secular humanism. Secular humanism states that man is no different from plants or animals because we all evolved from the same bacteria. The bible however, makes it clear that man, unlike animals, is made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). God stated that man would multiply, subdue the earth, and have dominion over animals (Genesis 1:28). In Genesis chapter 2, God allows Adam to name the animals, which shows the contrast to secular humanism, which shows that man is on the same level as animals and

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