The Claim, “Humanity is Inherently Good”

  • Many Secularists argue that humanity is inherently good.
  • The fundamental problem with this position, however, is that the Secularist denies any absolute standard by which to define and judge good and evil.
  • If there is no absolute standard that defines good and evil, the judgment, “Humanity is inherently good” lacks any real meaning.
  • Apart from an absolute standard that defines good and evil, not only are moral value judgments meaningless, they simply become subjective matters of opinion.
  • Unlike Secularism, Christianity provides an objective basis for making moral value judgments. Christianity teaches that our Creator-God is the absolute standard by which we can know good and evil, right and wrong.

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