The foundations of Secularism and Christianity are as different from each other as apples are from oranges—where Christianity is all about submitting to Christ and living life in accordance with His doctrine so as to secure peace in life, Secularism does the exact opposite.
What is Secularism and What Does it Stand For?
Anything that is divine and not chained to the affairs of this world is dear to secularism. There is an obsession with everything worldly, with living for itself, with the idea that this world is the only world worth living for. This is the basic idea that has mushroomed into a great number of ideas that are far more threatening and far more harmful than the core belief.
It began with the Renaissance, wherein a renewed interest in humanism called for a greater interest in human achievements—achievements in this world. Since then, this movement has gained traction and has always been evolving and growing—and not harmlessly either.
By calling for turning away from the sacred and the spiritual, secularism heralds a desolate time wherein humans will obsess over their mortal lives. Fending for oneself will become the code of life, and the complex mesh of humankind will be reduced to base survivalist living. Christian values will doubtless be lost, awash in the typhoon of secular urban “welfare.”
In short, everything that is rotten and pathetic about humanity will surface as part of a bigger problem in the near future, all because man decided to break ties with faith and break bread with secular.
But the concerns go far beyond the contemplation of a world where everything sacred will be lost.
The Dangers Secularism Promises to Bring
Secularism does so much more than simply preach materialism and hedonism. It invades the lives and long-established doctrines of millions of others by pretending to know supremely. Its defense and advocacy of agendas like feminism, LGBTQ+ movements, pro-abortion, and the like, is deeply concerning.
Secularists seem so intoxicated on their own notion of “freedom” that they are blind to what unfolds in front of their very eyes: such as just like homosexuality, pedophilia is now being touted as a “sexual orientation.” How long before incest hits the road? How much longer before all concepts of decency and decorum are lost to the wild whims of secular ideas?
Secularism and the Loss of Shame
One of the basic ideas connected to secularism is that religion and religious doctrine is archaic and deserves to be no longer followed. Secular governments and a “freedom” to do as you please is presented as the alternative, and perhaps on paper everything is as unicorns and rainbows.
However, one should not forget that the loss of religion and religious values comes with the loss of moral values, and of shame. When a society loses its collective notion of shame, it loses the capacity to feel regret, guilt, or apprehension. Crimes become more fervent and widespread, more violent and aberrant.
Even the greatest critic of Christianity—Friedrich Nietzsche—couldn’t call for an end to religion since that, he entailed, would be the end of all morality. The 19th century was a particularly turbulent time in history, with thinkers like Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud compensating for a general lack of interest in religion. But Time has shown that Marxist doctrine will always be a failure, and that Freudian ideas are being dispelled by his successors.
Only religion stands—despite Secularism’s efforts to bring it down.
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