Yesterday my friend Andy Bannister tweeted the following:
If tweets are meant to be stimuli for further reflection, this one certainly qualifies. At first I thought Andy was saying Christianity is the only worldview that can provide an adequate account of value and dignity. But that can’t be right since Judaism shares with Christianity an appeal to the concept image and likeness of God which I assume is Andy’s metaphysical basis for value and dignity. Thus, by my reading of this tweet, Andy is contrasting Christianity and humanism specifically and saying that only one of these two worldviews can adequately ground the value and dignity of human persons.
But is Andy correct? To be sure, the humanists may beg to differ! And this thread is the place where they may do so.
In the interim, Andy’s tweet has accomplished what few tweets achieve, i.e. the status of becoming a catalyst for reflective conversation across ideological divides.