Secular humanist dating
You are in effect passing the buck to an entity whose existence is unverifiable. If you don’t submit to either of those two beliefs, however, you can be a humanist in practice even if you choose to believe in some higher power.
Some atheists might dispute this, but I believe they are being unnecessarily exclusive, and underrate the need for all of us to work together to combat the pernicious forces of the conservative religious types.
We must realize that the contrast goes back to two different views of final reality. In the Judeo- Christian world view, the final reality is the infinite-personal God who truly is there objectively whether we think He is there or not. As we come on the humanist side - to the final reality which is being taught in our schools and which is much of the framework of the thinking and writing of our day - the final reality is thought of as material or energy which has existed in some form forever and which has its present configuration by pure chance. The difference lies in what the final reality is: Either the infinite-personal God to whom not everything is the same, or merely material or energy which is impersonal, totally neutral to any value system or any interest in man as man.
In this view, the final reality gives no value system, no basis for law, and no basis for man as unique and important.
Issues like the separation of church and state are very important, and non-believers need to work together with sensible believers to make sure we suffer no return to theocratic tyranny.
Lampel states that “It is almost impossible to read of such a determined devotion of a man for a woman” (Lampel, 1996).
This is a fine example of what dating should be from a Christian viewpoint.
First of all, we must be very careful to define what we mean by humanism.
The church can emphasize that a believer shouldn’t date an unbeliever but many marriages are entered into by young adults and fail because one of them will not attend church.
God clearly states in II Corinthians to “not be yoked with unbelievers” (Holy Bible, NKJV).