Is secularism good for religious people? ?
I don’t agree with secularism. People should freely exercise their beliefs in public. The only place where secularism makes sense is in the law where law should be fair and not favor one religion over another.
But secular society is moral degradation.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 73 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Not everyone on here knows what secularism is so here's a definition. It's a philosophy or life stance (alternatively known by some adherents as Humanism, specifically with a capital H to distinguish it from other forms of humanism.) It embraces human reason, ethics, social justice, and philosophical naturalism while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, pseudoscience and superstition. Here's an interesting insights from the article below.
The writer was explaining how in one Western country some militant atheists are using secularism as a kind of Trojan horse in order to impose their anti-god views and standards on society. He writes:
[Quote] They are quite happy for Christians to believe what they want to believe, as long as they don’t seek to practice their beliefs in public life. For secularists, a secular society means a society that is governed only according to their beliefs and faith. They of course deny that it is a faith – but that is precisely what it is. They have faith that human beings are fundamentally good, can do without God, and need to be freed from the virus of religion. They also have faith that their way is the only way and anyone who disagrees should be excluded from civic society.
This type of atheist secularism is still very much a minority, but it is becoming increasingly vocal and militant. Whether it is seeking to get Christian teaching excluded from our Christian state education system [this is not America, you will understand] or Gideon Bibles banned from hotels, they will leave no stone unturned in their campaign to purge public Scotland of any remaining vestige of Christianity. Who in their right mind thinks that voluntary prayers at a council meeting is a breach of human rights?! As one comedian joked, that means that many schools are the equivalent of Stalinesque camps!
But it would be a mistake to see the more militant secularists as being the main danger. The bigger problem is that those who govern our society, lacking any coherent philosophy and belief system, tend to govern according to their own prejudices and instincts, which are informed by the dominant cultural narrative. That narrative is secular humanism. [Quote ends]
That should help answer your Q as far as Christian people are concerned. There may be religious people of other religions that find secularism useful and with which they can agree in many parts. Christians might be able to agree with its rejection of pseudoscience and superstition.Source(s): The Church in Post-Referendum Scotland by David Robertson, p 11 of The Record, October 2014 http://www.freechurch.org
- jpopelishLv 73 weeks ago
Secularism is all about
having the right
to freely exercise your beliefs, in public,
as long as that exercise does
not intrude on your neighbor's right
to do the same.
You are whining
because you cannot have more rights
than others can have.
Your beliefs are not special.
- KinLv 53 weeks ago
No, I much rather freely exercise my faith in public and there is religious freedom and the law isn't only in secularism.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
Secularism is good for everyone. It is not secularism that in morally degenerate but morals based on religion. Religion teaches hatred and bigotry.
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- FredLv 43 weeks ago
Catholicism is the One True Faith and a person can know this with certainty by reciting the rosary every day with care and sincerity.
- RowanLv 73 weeks ago
No, religion is moral degradation. See what I did there? Do I have to bring up the Vatican inquisition and the witch burning and slave owning and stoning and crucifying and all that mess again?