Describe The Differences Between A Secular Worldview And Secular Worldview

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Describe the differences between a Christian worldview and a secular worldview as it pertains to when human life begins. Also, discuss how a person’s worldview influences his/her views on abortion.

One’s worldview, as the term implies, represents the, way one views the world and all that exists therein. In the case of the Christian, his/her worldview is shaped by the divinely inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God which serves as the lens or prism through which the Christian views the world and everything therein: and it is through this lens that those profound questions regarding human origins, identity, meaning/purpose, morality, and destiny are seen with a deeply satisfying clarity.
The secular worldview, on the other hand, views the world and all that is in it through the lens of a naturalistic and materialistic paradigm in which man, not God is on the throne; and this view is summed up succinctly by Corliss Lamont (1982) as quoted by Dr. Mitchell, when Lamont states, “There is no place in the Humanist worldview for either immortality or God in the valid meanings of those terms. Humanism contends that instead of the gods creating the cosmos, the cosmos, in the individualized form of human beings giving rein to their imagination, created the gods”.
It is not surprising therefore that this worldview provided the fertile seedbed for atheism, naturalism, moral/ethical relativism, Darwinian evolution and a host of other moral
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