As we come to the end of the series, I hope that it has been of some use to you and provoked some thought. I know there are probably questions I haven’t answered, and there are probably things I have written that you probably disagree with. You might not even agree with me on the point that Christianity is the type of worldview that can create a society that embraces both for good of freedom and the good of human life. Maybe you think there is a worldview that does that more effectively.
Whatever you think of what I have written for the past several weeks, I hope that you are at least thinking about this question. I hope that you consider how we’re going to develop a society that encourages people to use their freedom responsibly. I think we all like to be free and like to have the ability to do what we want, but we all recognize that freedom can be abused. As a result, we want to make sure that we limit the bad effects of freedom while recognizing the good thing that it actually is.
We live in a very diverse society. People come to the table with all kinds of worldviews and religious commitments. They all view the world in different ways, and we cannot afford to be ignorant of the consequences of embracing some of these ideologies. Although it might seem rather un-politically correct for me to say this, all worldviews are not created equal. Some of them are not going to be able to encourage certain things. A worldview where cannibalism is acceptable for example does not encourage the good of human life.
We need to consider then what is actually good and how to attain it.
We’re just going to assume that everything is equally valid, and that is just not true. We need to be concerned with the world around us, and we need to make sure that we are keeping our eyes open. We want to be able to work towards the good.
That’s why this is an important question that we all need to face. It has consequences for the world around us. I think that sometimes we cannot get wrapped up in these discussions about abstract concepts like freedom, and we forget that freedom is a very real thing that makes a big difference in our everyday lives. We’re not just talking about this for fun. While it can be fun to talk about, it actually has real implications for how we live our lives. If people embrace bad ideas that do not promote human life and freedom, there are real consequences for you and me.
Therefore, even though I might be moving away from this topic a little bit for the time being, please keep in the back of your mind. It is vitally important into something that ought to influence not only our political ideas but also even our behavior in everyday life.