Secularism’s Ongoing Debt to Christianity

Christianity“Although I am a secularist (atheist, if you will), I accept that the great majority of people would be morally and spiritually lost without religion. Can anyone seriously argue that crime and debauchery are not held in check by religion? Is it not comforting to live in a community where the rule of law and fairness are respected? Would such be likely if Christianity were not there to provide a moral compass to the great majority? Do we secularists not benefit out of all proportion from a morally responsible society?”

“Secularism has never offered the people a practical substitute for religion.”

“Succinctly put: Western civilization’s survival, including the survival of open secular thought, depends on the continuance within our society of the Judeo-Christian tradition.”

-John Steinrucken,
Secularism’s Ongoing Debt to Christianity
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2010/03/secularisms_ongoing_debt_to_ch.html