It seems that so much pain and war are caused by religious fanatics these days, that many people have decided to give up on “religion” altogether. They spread the blame for these troubles equally on all religions, and claim that they can be good people without believing in any specific interpretation of God, or perhaps without believing in God at all. However, this is wrong. It should be obvious to the intellectually honest, even to atheists, that humans are broken. This is why secular philosophy that ignores God can never work: human beings cannot fix themselves. Without God’s influence we do not even know what true love is, and are therefore unable to love each other the way we should.
As a Christian, I believe that all true Philosophy focuses around the person and work of Jesus Christ:
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ (Colossians 1:8).
Here is why we must keep our philosophy focused on Christ:
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form (Colossians 1:9).
Jesus has the answer and is the answer for all of our philosophical problems. Being God in bodily form He is both perfect and yet accessible to humans. We cannot learn how to love without him. He gave the perfect example of love in a way that no other human ever could:
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
(Philippians 2:5-8 NIV)