Looking at today’s once-Christian ‘Western’ society, one sees two non-Christian worldviews growing like long-established trees, stretching their branches into everything from education, to the media, to the church. One tree is materialism, the belief that matter is all there is, firmly based on and intertwined with Darwinian evolution. Its canopy bears the dark fruits that stem from morality without a Creator (and thus Lawgiver).
Alongside it a second tree is thriving: Eastern spirituality. With its alluring blossoms promising enlightenment, health, and wisdom, this tree seems to be drawing much of the world to its shade. These two worldview ‘trees’ may look very different, but are remarkably connected by a common root system.
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