This paper will be discussing the Islamic theology, philosophy and ethics which are discussed in David A. Noebel's book, “Understanding the times”. The conjunction of humanist and Islamic worldviews will threaten to destroy America from within throughout the 21st century. Indeed, there is a war of worldviews raging in America, with secular humanism and Islam as co-belligerents on one side and Judeo-Christian America on the other.
The Concept of Sovereignty
European monarchs of the middle Ages based their sovereignty over territorial notions, ethnic or linguistic, or loyalty to the sovereign. Muslim rulers based their sovereignty on the implementation of Sharia. The territorial concepts play a role if accessory that many countries lacked a specific name. A large percentage of the names of modern Muslim states come from neologisms. Some, such as Syria, Palestine, Libyan or were taken from classical antiquity. Others, like Pakistan are neologisms absolute.
The worldview war
The worldview war is spiritual in origin. The Bible states in Ephesians 6:12 that "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Worldviews incorporate theology and therefore reflect spiritual beliefs. Life in America as we know it is at stake in this war. A worldview is a comprehensive framework of ideas and beliefs from which an individual interprets his surroundings and circumstances. It is this view of reality that consequently directs the decisions and actions of the individual, and also of nations. According to Dr. David Noebel, worldview expert, worldviews are composed of ten different disciplines: theology, politics, economics, philosophy, biology, history, ethics, law, sociology, and psychology.
There are primarily six worldviews contending for the 6.9 billion people on Earth, with Islam, secular humanism, and Christianity chief among them. The Islamic threat to America has historically been primarily a war of words, as characterized by S.A.A. Maududi in 1939, when he said, "Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam. Islam requires the earth - not just a portion, but the whole planet". Maududi influenced Sayyid Qutb, the leading theologian of the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950s and '60s and author of Social Justice in Islam. Qutb had a significant influence on bin Laden and Ayatollah Khomeini, the father of the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
The Rise of Secular Humanism
Secular humanism increasingly supports the Islamists' position in the battle against the Judeo-Christian worldview. Secular humanists currently dominate the government, education, the media, and the legal institutions in the United States. Secular humanism may be the fastest-growing worldview in America. It has also been declared a religion by the U.S. Supreme Court; the American Humanist Association has been given an IRS religious tax exemption.
Why are humanists and Islamists united in their opposition to the Judeo-Christian worldview?
Humanists and Islamists share the primary goal of removing Christianity from public life so that their worldview can gain power.
They both seek government solutions to accomplish ...