Secular thoughts

Lately I’ve read a number of posts on Twitter and some of the more prominent blogs about secularity. Those thoughts along with some of my own have led me to speculate that it is man who has created this division. All that is created is created by a supreme being whether you call that being God, I Am, Yahweh, Allah or whatever sacred name. That which some would name as secular is in fact divine because it was created by humans who didn’t create themselves, but are instead manifestations of the infinite.

The false dichotomy of secular and sacred allows some men to regard what they call secular as lower and therefore un-holy and un-worthy. This allows men to regard each other as less than holy, to regard nature as less than holy and to exploit that which is regarded as secular. Western thought seems permeated with this argument over secular vs. sacred when in simple fact all is sacred. If we really saw all as sacred, how would that impact our decision making. Scientific or so called rational thought is just a sacred as those words written in the most sacred texts. What sets the sacred apart and and who gets to decide what is sacred? We accept what is sacred because somebody else told us it was sacred. But, is it really sacred to us. All life seems sacred to me, even rocks in the field were created. Squirrels, mice, snakes, insects, fish, people, grass are all created. In Franciscan terms they bear the imprint of the Most High.

About Don Watkins

I'm a FOSS advocate, writer, educator, Python coder, Linux user, US Navy Veteran, Secular Franciscan, husband,father and grandfather. I blog about my life and experiences that give it meaning.
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