Thursday, February 24, 2005

Secularism does not exist

The title here should be "There's no such thing as secular," but the other title was already on the aggregators.

Acid Ink has some compelling thoughts on what is really going on with the whole idea of the "secular":
Secularism is a myth. You and I have never seen anybody doing anything 'secular.' There is no such thing as secularism. The notion of Secularism has been created by those who call themselves 'Secularists' in order to provide a allegedly neutral territory where people put aside their confessed Faith systems in order to get on with the job of life. Government Schools, for example, supposedly cannot say or teach anything about God therefore in order to seemingly avoid that they use smoke and mirrors and come up with education that pretends to be God neutral since it is 'Secular.'

Since there is no such thing as Secularism we are required to ask what that which is called Secularism really is. The answer to that is the faith system called humanism.
In proclaiming the Word of God, we are not coming up against a neutral culture. The culture wasn't neutral to the OT prophets, wasn't neutral to the NT apostles. Why should we expect the culture to be neutral today? "For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places" (Eph. 6:12).


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