There are many orthodox saints quotes by John McCain, but not all of them are Christian. These are examples of non-Christian people who have embraced Christianity, or at least, those who believe in the faith of an orthodox Christian. In this article, we will explore a number of issues related to religion and orthodoxy. The discussion will also explore the differences between Catholics and Protestants and the perceived power of an intellectual secularism.
Observing the Bible as a collection of propositions vs [viewing] it as narrative
The question is whether viewing the Bible as a collection of propositions or a narrative can be more helpful in interpreting the Bible. Propositions are shared ideas, which can be true or false. Moreover, these ideas can be expressed in various ways, including non-literal forms. As such, propositional revelation does not require a literalistic approach, and it is compatible with human authors.
The rapprochement between Christians and Jews
While rapprochement is desirable, it is not always practical. In a society dominated by religious belief, deep religious conviction divides people and intensifies societal conflict. Religion, in combination with tribalism, has become a toxic mix. An effective antidote to this is humanism, a scientific approach to society.
The perceived power of an ascendant intellectual secularism
Secularism is a concept that has had a wide range of meanings throughout history. It derives from the Old French word seculer, from Latin saecularis, which originally meant clergy who were not subject to monastic rules. Later, the term was used to refer to the world of the this-worldly. In the Western world, the Roman Catholic Church monopolized both the sacred and secular realms.
Secularism has a long and contentious history. It emerged in Western European countries that were once dominated by Roman Catholicism. In many cases, secularism has been used to justify aggressive political control of religion. The Soviet Union and communist Eastern Europe, for example, have used the term “secularism” to justify government censorship of religion.