Secular Humanism

  • Humans should be prioritized above all else
  • The physical world is all that exists
  • Acts as a "religion" even though they deny there is a God
  • Religion for those without a religion
  • Progressive philosophy of life
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This photo shows 2 firefighters helping a man on 9/11. This can be related to secular humanism because the firefighters are making humans their priority. Although secular humanists don't believe in a god, they make moral choices because they believe it is helping out all humans.

This image shows the people of the world lifting up the world. This fits perfectly with the beliefs of secular humanists. The hands and the world are the focus point of this picture, showing that they are a priority and there is no god.

Imagine by: John Lennon

Modern Example of Secular Humanism

Secular Humanism Vs. Christianity

What is prime reality?

Christian:

  • Prime reality is all that has come into existence through God
  • Everything is affected and sustained by God's love

Secular Humanist:

  • Prime reality is all that materially exists
  • The universe as we understand has been created by natural processes

What is a human being?

Christian:

  • Human beings are the living embodiment of God's love for creation
  • Humans are made in the image and likeness of God

Secular Humanism:

  • Humans are sophisticated creatures
  • Intellectual pinnacle of life as we know it
  • Came into existence through evolution

What happens to a person after death?

Christian:

  • A person's body may be lifeless but the immortal soul inside it will be judged
  • We will be sent to heaven or hell based on deeds throughout ones life

Secular Humanism:

  • After death there is nothing more
  • The consciousness made of brain waves, dies

How do we know what is right and wrong?

Christian:

  • Because we are made in image and likeness of God, his ultimate knowledge of good and evil is within us
  • Influences our moral choices

Secular Humanism:

  • We are intelligent and concerned with well-being of our species
  • Our morality is instinctual and bale to be expanded further


Mark 12:29-31

" Jesus replied, 'The first is this: 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

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