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."

Jesus Is Lord! Amen to all the Christian
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popcornpuffs wrote:

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."

Jesus Is Lord! Amen to all the Christian


Nice troll thread.. Showing no Understanding at all of a Naturalistic point of view in anything.
If this thread is not locked I will be surprised at that time I explain to you just how wrong you are.

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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


popcornpuffs wrote:

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."

Jesus Is Lord! Amen to all the Christian


Nice troll thread.. Showing no Understanding at all of a Naturalistic point of view in anything.
If this thread is not locked I will be surprised at that time I explain to you just how wrong you are.


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Christanity woooo!!!!!!!
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Well, I'm an agnostic atheist, so I guess I'll leave my 2 cents in this thread...

Everything you said about the Christian worldview SOUNDS all well and good on the outside. "We are special", "God loves us", "our lives have meaning", etc. ... these are all statements that have the potential to make a lot of people feel good about themselves, and to give them a reassuring feeling about their purpose in life.

However, I refuse to believe such statements, because there is absolutely no evidence that a 'god' exists in the first place.

I understand the appeal of religion to people who are struggling with difficult times in their lives. People in such situations desperately search for any source of comfort available to them. The belief that someone out there loves them unconditionally, and even if they die they will still be okay because that someone will save them with eternal life... all they have to do is "have faith"... sounds pretty good, right?

Not to me. This calls to mind one of my favorite quotes from one of the scientists whose work I respect the most:

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

-- Carl Sagan (1995)

I believe only in theories that continue to be supported after rigorous scientific testing and retesting. The existence of a deity is a hypothesis that cannot be scientifically tested, so I cannot believe that a deity exists.
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xDarkFaithx wrote:

Christanity woooo!!!!!!!

Haha.

Posted 9/14/10

popcornpuffs wrote:

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

if you say so, you uneducated liar.

First, better bring your definition to date, although universe itself exists without a purpose, it nonetheless has multifunction within a naturally established physical laws. And it's within those interactions that life itself can have a purpose, and that's to continuously change and evolve in order to survive interdependently. And to interject that fact with creationism will automatically results in the Creator as the perfect monkey to the extreme.

Second, humanistic values of a life well lived can be scientifically qualified and quantified.

Third, a psychopathic individual values all do-gooders because they can do him all sorts of good. While nature itself prefers diversity, which can result in the forms of specialized functions that are equally unique, working interdependently in cohabitation.

Fourth, the capitalistic definition of materialism was originated from the Protestant ideology of Predestination.

And finally, while nature itself has the morality of tit-for-tat, science OTOH had discovered the stem of human empathy altruism, and it's set to provide a better answer for universal morality. Whereas Christianity has a history of justifying rape, slavery, torture, and even genocide in the name of God.

So in all honesty, I hope you have a nice afterlife knowing the truth of only your religious teaching.
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I have to admit that christians do donate allot of money and time to help out third world counties and even here in the USA. That why the right wing give far more to charity. But there is a price the do pass on christian belief. I do believe they are far more effective than the UN at feeding the hungry. Even though I am an atheist I will give to christen charities that I know 90% of the money is used for that and fresh water. So call me two faced on this one.----------------------------------------------------I do know of only one genocidal warfare in the last hundred years Croatia and__________ Forgot. We stop Muslim from slaughter by the christian why beats me as of now. Islam is still doing this and giving money to there charities is to arm the enemy.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Being the irrational rambling thinker that I am I am an atheist party to science but even science dose not have enough to claim it as a theory yet. I understand the Hypotheses of the big bang. But why everything even exist has not been solved yet. Do I believe some sort of Deity came to earth noway nohow. I figured I color it in for people
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