Part of the series Inspiration From Facilitation
Written by Léo & Faye Gaumont, published on 2013-12-09.
Most people think they are not religious, but observe what happens when you challenge what they believe.
Opinions expressed in this blog are those of the blogger which, although based on personal experience and knowledge of the scriptures, can be in error. No one has a corner on the truth but we should all sincerely be in search of it.
Bible Reference: James 1:27
The biggest deception perpetuated by secularists is that they are neutral and therefore, non-religious. There is no such thing as neutral. Just as we have searched in vain for the “standard” child and the “perfect” family, so have we discovered no example anywhere, of anything being neutral. One can be diplomatic but never neutral as diplomacy is the art of being kind to potential opponents while covering the true, inherently biased, and therefore, non-neutral position of the diplomat.
Although there may be a few definitions for the word religious, the one we are using here is when a person ascribes a supreme importance to a pursuit or interest. How religious is the secularist’s desire to get rid of God? Very religious! There is only room for one God, if we understand God as supreme. No plurality here! Therefore, if God is no longer God, something or someone must become “god” in His place. As a consequence, when we position ourselves as “god”, we can become as religious about what we believe to be true as we can about what is actually true.
We have seen innumerable examples of religious people who think they have a corner on the truth. These people rarely question what they believe but are very quick to defend it! If truth is absolute, it needs no defence, therefore, there should be no need to defend our position, unless, of course, what we believe is, in fact, not true.
We are all religious. Some because we believe the truth while others because they can’t be wrong. To be open to the possibility of being wrong rather than to be religious about being right will make the difference between believing something because it is true and something being true because we believe it.