HCI News and Updates

April 10 - The Death of Humanity and the Case for Life with Dr. Richard Weikart

Friday, March 31, 2017

The long-held belief in the intrinsic value of human life is dying as the influence of our Christian cultural heritage is being eclipsed by the rising tide of secularism. In this presentation, Professor Richard Weikart will draw from his book, The Death of Humanity and the Case for Life (2016), to trace the rise of secular philosophies that have promoted the idea that humans are merely the chance outcome of impersonal forces, and thus have no intrinsic purpose or value . . . These ideas have infiltrated our popular culture and our legal, educational, and legislature systems to the point where they devalue individual human life and deny objective morality.

"Since our society is being taught that we are simply animals with no objective morality to restrain us, why should we be surprised when hatred and violence rear their ugly heads?" — Dr. Richard Weikart

"Biological determinism . . . demotes humanity to the level of animals who have no choice but to obey their instincts or even reduces us to machines that simply do what we are programmed to do. Biological determinism has thus contributed to the devaluing of human life that pervades our culture, especially in intellectual circles." — Dr. Richard Weikart

"Our intuition that human life has value, purpose and meaning is just one of many reasons I find Christianity superior to a wide variety of secular worldviews." — Dr. Richard Weikart

Join us for the FREE event on MONDAY, APRIL 10

7:10 p.m.

The Lakeway Church

2203 Lakeway Blvd.

Lakeway, TX 78734

Have questions? Contact Larry Linenschmidt at 512.680.7993 or larry.linenschmidt@hillcountryinstitute.org