An exploration of what happens when the secularization of western culture tries to eliminate Christianity.
A Christian Worldview has God and the Nicene Creed. An Atheist Worldview has man crawling up out of the primordial soup and insistence on the removal of moral absolutes (relativism). One of the finest expressions of relativism is the poem Creed, written in 1993 by English poet and journalist (and satirist) Steve Turner. Herewith:
We believe in Marx, Freud, and Darwin.
We believe everything is OK
as long as you don’t hurt anyone,
to the best of your definition of hurt,
and to the best of your knowledge.
We believe in sex before, during,
and after marriage.
We believe in the therapy of sin.
We believe that adultery is fun.
We believe that sodomy’s OK
We believe that taboos are taboo.
We believe that everything’s getting better
despite evidence to the contrary.
The evidence must be investigated.
You can prove anything with evidence.
We believe there’s something in horoscopes, UFO’s and bent spoons;
Jesus was a good man just like Buddha, Mohammed, and ourselves.
He was a good moral teacher, although we think his good morals were bad.
We believe that all religions are basically the same, at least the one that we read was.
They all believe in love and goodness.
They only differ on matters of creation, sin, heaven, hell, God, and salvation.
We believe that after death comes The Nothing,
because when you ask the dead what happens they say Nothing.
If death is not the end, if the dead have lied,
then it’s compulsory heaven for all, excepting perhaps Hitler, Stalin, and Genghis Khan.
We believe in Masters and Johnson.
What’s selected is average.
What’s average is normal.
What’s normal is good.
We believe in total disarmament.
We believe there are direct links between warfare and bloodshed.
Americans should beat their guns into tractors and the Russians would be sure to follow.
We believe that man is essentially good.
It’s only his behavior that lets him down.
This is the fault of society.
Society is the fault of conditions.
Conditions are the fault of society.
We believe that each man must find the truth that is right for him.
Reality will adapt accordingly
The universe will readjust.
History will alter.
We believe that there is no absloute truth,
excepting the truth that there is no absolute truth.
We believe in the rejection of creeds. And the flowering of individual thought.
Steve Turner, 1993
What Now 2 Do? A hint: As for me and my family, we’ll worship God. Joshua 24:15