The Beliefs of Non-Believers

4818598_f260The title to this post may be a bit misleading. I am not using the term “non-believer” for those who don’t trust in Jesus Christ, but for those who don’t trust, believe, or subscribe to any kind of faith, religion, or creed. I am talking about the creedless. I am talking about those who say they don’t believe in anything.

However, it is an interesting and important point to note that even those who adamantly reject any kind of creed (a statement of belief) still possess a creed of their own. They just don’t publish or proclaim it explicitly. “Life is not possible without some form of creed. Creeds are inevitable. Whether you are religious or not, everyone has a creed.”

In their book Rooted, Cannata and Reitano cite a poem called “Creed” written by Steve Turner. In this poem, Turner insightfully captures the creed of the creedless. This is what the non-believers of our day believe.

We believe in marxfreudanddarwin
We believe everything is ok
as long as you don’t hurt anyone,
to the best of your knowledge.
We believe everything’s getting better,
despite evidence to the contrary.
The evidence must be investigated.
You can prove anything with evidence.
We believe that all religions are basically the same.
They all believe in love and goodness.
They only differ in matters of
Creation, sin, heaven, hell, God and salvation.
We believe that man is essentially good.
It’s only his behavior that lets him down.
This is the fault of society.
Society is the fault of conditions.
Conditions are the fault of society.
We believe that each man must find the truth that is right for him.
We believe there is no absolute truth,
except the truth that there is no absolute truth.
We believe in the rejection of creed,
and the flowering of individual thought.

This is the creed of the creedless. The beliefs of the non-believing. The absolute truths of those who reject all absolute truth. The emperor is naked, but no one seems to want to admit it.

About Dana Dill

I'm a Christian, husband, daddy, pastor, professor, and hope to be a friend to pilgrims on their way home.
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