Secular Vs Sacred

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The Secular Versus the Sacred Secular and sacred groups are seen all around the world in different areas, the two groups have many beliefs that contradict each other which has led to conflict between the two. Secularism has no religious or spiritual basis and nothing connected through a monotheistic belief or rule (Keddie). An example of a secular group is Scientology, Scientology is a system of beliefs that a human is essentially a free and immortal spirit who merely inhabits a body---does not believe the existence of a supreme being, but qualifies as a religion under the broad definition propounded by the Supreme Court (“Religion”). Sacred groups such as Christianity, would beg to differ because of their spiritual basis and belief in God.…show more content…
In today 's culture, many think that there is no more room for other beliefs other than secular beliefs, which then brings up the idea of resurrection and eternal life. It is believed that the explanation of resurrection is inconsistent. They believe that Jesus was not the son of God, but a normal human being with no divine right, who died for humanity 's sins (Neusner). Secularists turn to logic and rational thinking when trying to solve problems that involve society or humanity, as human beings that are capable of deciding and managing their own social, economic, and political matters. Whereas groups with a scared basis turn to a supreme being for guidance or answers. Contradicting the superior Christian scriptural view that human nature was essentially corrupt and in need of divine guidance and salvation from itself, Kant and Jefferson enforced the positive view that accounted humans as centrally rational and completely able to be educated. Knowledge resulting in departure, open analysis was viewed as providing not only the basis for understanding the natural world but also for the understanding of human themselves, including their political and social selves. Furthermore, humans came to be kept exemplifying the capability as embodying the ability to consider and value the common good or morality and to provide for the social and political preparations that serve for the better of human condition. The concept of self-government had to be continued by the…show more content…
The separation of both ideas is still present today. In the U.S., legal and social battles about the fair place to draw the line of separation between religion and government are being weighed around controversial issues such as abortion, gay marriage, faith-based social services, and other public conflicts between sacred beliefs and secular authority. The issue of religious impact on state matters is likely to stay a matter of importance and controversy for the future. Therefore the secularism and church-state separation of tolerance democratic theory are under revived intrusion. So examining further the foundations elemental secular government becomes not just a matter of gently logical opinion but one of extreme political and practical desperation (Harris). "Theistic Evolutionists" believe that God conducted evolution over millions of years but only seven percent out of the thirty-nine percent thought themselves as "Darwinists", who believe that God played no role in either creation or evolution. These two groups further prove that contradicting ideas and theories can live amongst one another in peace (“American Decades”). In conclusion, secular and sacred groups have proved to have conflicts in the past and present but they also have proven that they can coexist
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