Reaction of Christians to Secularism

Reaction Of Secularists To Christianity


Academic Freedom

Leftism, liberalism


Sex, Gender, Education


After wavering a long time, it was decided to add a page on secularism and postmodernism. However, for convenience I refer to all of it as "secularism." Much of this website is one vast expose of that worldview and a presentation of its Christian alternative, but it really had no room for needed expressions and explanations of secularism itself by its own adherents.

This page is not a recommendation of secularism, but it allows its adherents to expose their irrational, blind and intolerant tunnel vision to life. If you wonder what I mean by this characterization, well, you are kindly invited to explore the entire website. If I had started this page earlier, some of the items on the other pages, especially the GUEST ARTICLES page, might have been placed here. Well, we do the best we can.

So, though there is a section for Christian writers on this page, most of the writers are secularists themselves. Here they can spout off all they want, though I do not give them as much space as I give to Christians by any means. Actually, the materials on this page are sparse and random. There is an ocean of secular material on the internet that we leave for you to discover on your own.

For the secularist among my readers, enjoy—but.... THINK! SERIOUSLY! For the Christian, try to restrain your annoyance at secular narrow mindedness and free yourself from that feeling of being despised. You have so much more to offer.


The Epoch Times, “Hijacking the media,” The ET special series, “How the spectre of Communism is ruling our world.” March 26-April 1, 2020. To read the full series online, go to <>

Dwight Newman, “On The Trinity Western University Controversy: An Argument for a Christian Law School in Canada” Constitutional Forum, Vol. 22, Number 3, 2013, endnote 6.

Ernest Poser, “Why study Humanism?” A paper delivered at a meeting of Worldview Collaborative, Vancouver BC, 2006.[1]


James K. A. Smith, editor of Cardus' Comment, speaking of secularism, asked what stands in the way of societal peace or shalom, answered that it is

a creeping—indeed, increasingly aggressive—secularism at work in our society that, in the name of tolerance, is less and less tolerant of public religious expression. I think secularism is most aggressive precisely when it's in its last gasps. Behind this bluster—which might actually come from a place of cultural insecurity—is perhaps a still small voice that haunts secular culture.... I think we're beginning to see some cracks in the secular, and sometimes even the most aggressive lashing out could be a kind of veiled call for help. (with apologies, the source of this quote got lost.)

Winston Dykeman, “The corruption of medicine by Secularism.” Christian Medical and Dental Association of Canada, January 31, 2020.

Ray Pennings, “Secularism's anti-Charter uglinessConvivium, December 12, 2019. Main point is the superior generosity of the religious and its effect on the common public good.

“Open-minded secularism can bring social benefits, but when it seeks to close out religious freedom it injures us all.” —Ray Pennings, Cardus' Convivium.

Alex Deagon, “Secularism as a religion: Questioning the future of the 'secular' state.” The Western Australian Jurist, 2017.

Jack Taylor, “Secularization and the church in Canada.” Light Magazine, October 2018.

Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, "Where religious freedom is made stronger, not weaker." A letter to donours, February 2015.

Elaine Graham, Between a rock and a hard place: Public theology in a post-secular age. London: SCM Press, 2013.

For publisher's description and editorial review:


Darren Cronshaw, Review of above, JMP—Journal of Missional Practice, Spring 2016.

Jeffrey W. Bailey, partial review of above, Fellow, Centre for Social Justice, UK, February 4, 2015. AND

Terry Hunter Baker, Jr., Christianity, Secularism, and America: An Exploration and Critique of the Historical, Legal, Social, and Philosophical Implications of Secularism from an American Perspective. PhD dissertation for Baylor University, December 2007.


Douglas Todd, “Let's stop stereotyping Catholics and Sikhs.” VS, January 18, 2020. For an alternative, go to

Brittany Jones, “Even Kanye Can't Escape the Ire of Anti-Christian Group.” Family Policy Alliance, Dec. 6, 2019.

Hemant Mehta, “Dear Democrats: Four religion requests from non-religious AmericansRNS, December 17, 2019.

Jennifer Saltman, “Prayers, reflection get OK in chamberVS November 30, 2019.

“...we ultimately want to see prayers removed from the standing orders altogether,” said Ranil Prasad, a board member of the BC Humanist Association. “Government prayers are not inclusive of the overwhelming majority of British Columbians who are not religious, they violate the principle of separation of church and state, and, frankly, they are a waste of both taxpayer money and time in the chamber.”

Piers Shepherd, “The Spanish Civil War and the Battle for Western CivilizationChronicles, A Magazine of American Culture, October 1, 2019.

Christianity Harassed at Universities. Student Union-The Magazine: Spring 2018

Tom Campisi, “Accusations and Probation: Harvard College Faith and Action Punished for Adhering to Christian Standards,” Spring 2018, p. 20.

Scott Ely and Molly Richmond, “A Statement: Winsome, but Firm, Voices Are Needed from across the Political and Religious Spectrums,” Spring 2018, p. 21.

Mahtob Mahmoody, My Name is Mahtob: A daring escape, a life of fear, and the forgiveness that set me free. A few selected excerpts. Nashville: Nelson Books, 2015.

Peter Schuurman, “CBS polices new police chiefCC, December 10, 2012, pp. 3-4.


Lee Harding, “How cowardice kills free speechET, September 4, 2019, p. B3.

Ezra Levant, “EMERGENCY: We were banned from reporting on the leader's debateRebel News, October 4, 2019.


Simon Fraser University (SFU), “Religious accommodation at universities.” Circulated by SFU, n.d.

Shane Miller, “'Heckler's Veto': UBC threatened with legal action for cancelling talk on AntifaET, January 9-15, 2020, p. A4.

Jennifer Saltman, “'Safety and security' concerns cause UBC to nix speaking event': Cub mulls legal action over cancellation as debates rage on about free expressionVS, January 3, 2020, p. A3.

Lisa Bero, “When companies fund research, the truth often comes last: Researchers are being forced into a job market where their findings get buried if they expose dangers or problemsET, Nov. 7-13, 2019, p. C3.

Douglas Todd, “Top moral thinkers defend free speech in UBC clashVS, Sept 9, 2017.

Leftism, Liberalism

Mark Hendrickson, “Ominous signs of Hatred in PoliticsEpoch Times, October17-23, p. B1.


Joseph Breen, “Church of Atheism not a religion, court decidesVS, December 6, 2019. P. NP3.

Keith Ward and Arif Ahmed, “(Un)Believable?: An Atheist and a Theist Philosopher share their world-views - Cambridge University.” The Veritas Forum, April 6, 2013.[1]

Taner Edis, “An Atheist defends religion,” review of An Atheist defends religion: Why humanity is better off with religion than without by Bruce Sheiman, The Secular Outpost blog, October 21, 2010.

Russell Blackford and Udo Schuklenk, eds., 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why we are Atheists. Chichester, West Sussex, UK, 2009.

Matthew Parris, “As an Atheist, I ruly believe Africa needs GodThe Times of London, December 27, 2008.

Johnboy53, “Court rules atheism a religion.” Christian Forums, Aug 20 2005.

Sex, Gender, Education

Stephanie Ip, “Trustee loses suit in free speech statute testVS, November 28, 2019, p. A14.

Barry Neufeld: “At the risk of being labeled a bigoted homophobe, I have to say that I support traditional family values and I agree with the College of Paediatricians that allowing little children to choose to change gender is nothing short of child abuse...

Harley Price, The Absurdity of the Wynne-Ford Sex-Ed Curriculum. The Epoch Times, September 4, 2019, p. B2.

[1] This draft describes what some would consider the basic information a course on Humanism should convey. It is largely derived from a “Syllabus for the Study of Humanism” (2003), proposed by Z. Bailey of the Queensland Humanist Society, Australia. Per-mission to use her material is hereby gratefully acknowledge