Thanks to Gene Johnson for taking the time to respond to my letter to the editor. I appreciate the opportunity to discuss our contrasting worldviews.
I understand the concept of “worldview” as any ideology, philosophy, theology (including atheism), movement or religion which provides a way of viewing or interpreting all of reality. Obviously, Mr. Johnson and I have vastly different, even incompatible, worldviews. We have each made a choice, as every man must.
Biblical Christianity is a worldview that begins with God, not man. Secular humanism, with its foundational tenet of atheism, is a worldview that begins with man, not God.
From my perspective, only God’s Word can provide a fair and equitable system of justice for a society. It defines principles of justice as unchangeable absolutes, applicable to all men in every age.
From the atheistic/secular humanistic viewpoint, everything is evolving. There are no absolutes. Man is evolving, the Constitution is evolving, law is evolving. Each man has autonomy (self law) to determine for himself what is good and what is evil.
Can this atheistic perspective make for a healthy society? Is it fair and equitable to everyone? By whose standards? Does it cause insecurity, mistrust of government officials, and chaos? Does it not fly in the face of the very principles of “self-evident truths” and “unalienable rights” this country was founded upon? And by what moral authority can force be used in the form of law if every man has the autonomous right to define ethics, justice, law and morality for themselves?
“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” – Micah 6:8.
— Scott Kerr, Moiese