Disagrees with secular logic used by writer
This letter is a response to Bret Bushaw, who recently offered a response to another letter on July 2. I respect your views as a secular man, and we can agree to disagree peacefully – the wonderful thing about America. However, I have to take issue with the logic of your philosophy point by point.
First, I would argue that secularism is a worldview; it simply isn’t a theistic worldview. Would you be kind enough to share whether your worldview permits the existence of God? If not, why? If so, why should a man’s religious views not affect the whole of his life, including public service? If a Christian votes his morals, secularists accuse him of pushing an agenda; if contrary to his stated morals, he’s a hypocrite.
Second, it’s a mistake to assume that only theistic people are biased and that only secularists are capable of using logic coherently.
Third, when you say “tolerant,” be specific of your definition. When you claim a person to be a bigot, you expose what you believe is an inferior point of view, just as Mr. Harrison did. You’re just as intolerant of his view as he is of yours.
Fourth, I teach my children that lying is wrong. My kids have lied to me before; therefore, according to your logic, I hate them because they’ve done something I believe to be wrong?
Last, the passage about judging others doesn’t mean no act can be declared to be wrong, only that we are not to condemn others as being unworthy of God’s love while thinking ourselves good enough to be worthy. No one is.