Christian vs. Naturalistic Worldview
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Below is an example comparison between a purely naturalistic worldview and the Christian worldview. Just want to hear your opinion.

THE PURPOSE OF THE UNIVERSE
Christianity
The purpose of the universe is to provide a temporary habitation for human beings to choose to love or reject God.
Naturalistic Materialism
The universe has no purpose. It began as some random quantum variation and will likely end in thermodynamic heat death.

VALUES OF THE HUMAN SPECIES
Christianity
Human beings are more valuable than any other species of life, since they were created in the image of God
Naturalistic Materialism
Human beings evolved from other species, so they have no more intrinsic value than any other species of life on earth

PURPOSE OF HUMAN LIFE
Christianity
The purpose of human life is to bring glory to God through loving Him and our fellow human beings.
Naturalistic Materialism
There is no ultimate purpose to human life. We live and we die and it doesn't matter what we do with our life.

VALUE OF THE INDIVIDUALS
Christianity
All human beings are valuable to God and none has any more value than any other
Naturalistic Materialism
Those who contribute more to society are more valuable than those who contribute less.

THE WORK OF INDIVIDUALS
Christianity
The most valuable work a person can do are spiritual service to God (worship) and to humans (good works).
Naturalistic Materialism
"He who dies with the most things wins." Wealth and fame will bring you happiness. Rich celebrities win!

MORALITY
Christianity
Moral laws are given by God, and like the laws of physics, do not change. Immoral behavior is not justified by circumstances
Naturalistic Materialism
Morality is determined by society and can be changed at any time to reflect current practices. Immoral behavior can be justified to bring about a "greater good."
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