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Our Only Hope – Mankind (Secular Humanism)

Oct 12, 2014

Series: Clashing Worldviews

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CORE VALUES OF SECULAR HUMANISM
Definition: The belief that human beings are
alone in the world, and must act responsibly by forming their ethics solely from their human experience, human reason and logic.

  • Man makes himself and his world

  • Radical individual freedom

  • Moral truth comes from human dialogue (no absolutes, but democratic consensus)

  • Sin? It’s all relative!

  • Jesus? What a guy!

    HUMANITY AS GOD’S SPECIAL, FREE CREATION
    Genesis 1:26 – Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule....” Genesis 11:3-4 – They said to each other, “Come,
    let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves, and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
    Genesis 11:6 – The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.”
    A Creator who knows, entrusts and works to bring people to Him

    GOD’S RELENTLESS RELATIONSHIP WITH US
    Deuteronomy 6:5 – “
    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
    Matthew 22:39 – “And the second is like it: ‘
    Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
    What “humanity at its best” looks like

    ENGAGING HUMANISTS
    What is the most successful expression of humanism in history? What is the most successful expression of humanism existing today?