What Makes Us Human: Values and Morals and Their Origin


Debates on morality are increasingly dominated by people with an atheist worldview and secular humanist ethics who value human beings on the basis of their level of intellectual functioning and capacity for relationship.  Within this scheme unborn babies, elderly people with dementia, and those with intellectual disability are seen as less valuable and those who seek to argue their special status as ‘speciesist’. By contrast the Bible teaches that human beings are created in the image of God and that God himself ennobled humanity through Jesus’ incarnation, crucifixion and resurrection. This worldview provides a profoundly different basis for morality.