stunnedbyit wrote: go against the principles of secularismYou don't understand. Secularism has no principles. You speak of secularism as if it were just another valid structured method of how a society might choose to conduct itself.
Secularism is not something - it is the lack of something. It is a void. It is the absence of something - something quite important. Secularism is not a structured, ordered governing framework which humanity can choose to manage its affairs. It is the condition of amorphous, shapeless chaos that a society exhibits when it starts drifting aimlessly without any core guiding principle - "making it up" as they go along, as it were.
It is a disease which attacks mankind and once sickened by secularism man's society then has no true rules or bylaws chiseled in stone which defines its course through the ages. It can be - and most certainly will be - anything it chooses on any given day as it continuously shifts it shape over time. And in this arrangement, what is "good" one day becomes "bad" the following day. The only constant becomes certain change. In the words of Pete's kinsman Ray Davies "Its a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world."
In the spirit of intellectual societal management, secularism starts weighing the benefits of things like segregation and population control for certain races. There is no fail-safe beyond which secularist thinking will not go.
In this secularist arena where the agenda of the day is controlled by those currently making the most noise, secularism's constant morphing guarantees that there is no continuity from one generation to the next. Your own offspring will eventually look at you and think you nuts for what you thought during your prime, and in so doing makes its contribution to the demise of the traditional family.
We Christians say this disease is caused by the abandonment of the acknowledgement and worship God as Supreme Being. The humanists and atheists say different and think us quite daft.
Only one of us can ultimately be right.