Critiques of Secularism: Common Religious, Christian Objections to SecularismWhy Doesn Everyone Appreciate Secular Neutrality?
Secularism had not always been regarded as a universal good. There are many who fail to find secularism and the process of secularization to be beneficial. They argue that it and atheism the sources of all society’s ills. According to them, abandoning atheistic secularism in favor of an explicitly theistic and religious basis for politics and culture would produce a more stable, more moral, and ultimately better social order. Are their critiques of secularism reasonable and accurate? A common objection to secularism as a philosophy is its emphasis on this world rather than any future life or the disposition of a human soul. According to secularist principles, we should be guided in our actions and beliefs first and foremost by the consequences our actions have for our lives and the lives of other humans here and now. The existence of something beyond our material existence is not denied, but it is also not accorded any special status. Indeed, the very fact that we can’t know for sure i