Secular Humanist Worldview

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A worldview is how a person views the world and how that person builds ideas about the world. Norman L. Geisler and William D. Watkins, authors of Worlds Apart, says, “A world view is a way one views the whole world. And since people have vastly different views of the world, depending on the perspective from which they view the world, it is clear that ones world view makes a world of difference. A worldview is a way of viewing or interpreting all of reality. It is an interpretive framework through which or by which one makes sense out of the data of life and the world. (Noebel, 15)” To further understand what a worldview is an analogy is that a worldview is like a pair of glasses. With a correct prescription a person can see how the world truly…show more content…
Secular Humanists’ philosophy denies the supernatural and reliance on science. Secular Humanist find religious ethical codes too restricting. Secular Humanists reject the unchanging moral codes presented by Christians. Secular Humanists believe that no absolute moral code exists and therefore determine what is right in each situation according to his private judgement (Noebel, 137-144). Secular Humanists rely on science (evolution) as a basic source of knowledge. Carl Sagan says, “Evolution is a fact, not a theory.” Secular Humanist biology rests its case for evolutions on six planks. Some of the planks are spontaneous generation, natural selection, and the fossil records (Noebel, 174-186). Marxism- Leninism based off of scientific atheism. Marxism focuses on the proletariat and the bourgeois. The proletariat is the blue collar working class and are generally property- less. The bourgeois is the social economic class who owns private property and the means of production. Marxist want to destroy the oppressing class (bourgeois) to create global communism (Noebel,…show more content…
Cosmic Humanists have claimed to solve the sin problem by denying the reality of the fall or the inherent sinfulness of human nature (Noebel, 195-200). Postmodernism is based on atheism. Postmodernism sees reality as what individuals or social groups make it to be. Postmodernists have their theological foundations in atheism. Postmodernists believe in pluralism. Religious pluralism is the belief that one must be tolerant of all religious beliefs because no one religion can be true. Postmodernists’ philosophy is based on anti- realism. Anti-realism is the belief that reality is subjectively constructed by human though. Anti- realism suggests that there is no “real world” out there (Noebel, 119-125). Postmodernists’ ethics is based on cultural relativism. Cultural relativism is the belief that truth and morals are relative to one’s culture. Each community places moral standard on its members’ actions (Noebel, 155-159). Postmodernists’ biology is based on punctuated evolution. Punctuated evolution is the theory of evolution that proposes that evolutionary changes occur over a relatively quick period of time, followed by periods of little to no evolutionary change (Noebel,
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