To those who are trying to banish God from Western thought, I would suggest that you give it up. God is, unfortunately for them, too much an integral part of Western thinking and ideals.
The central concept of the Western idea is the worth of the individual. Prior to this, people were interchangeable unless one was a member of an elite class: royalty or a member of the ruling party. Western thought birthed the idea that everyone has worth, no matter his birthright or class.
Unfortunately for the anti-deity folks, this idea comes directly from the Judao/Christian concept that men are made in God’s image. We all have worth as we are all images of God. So, it’s not just royalty and the elites that have value; even the lowliest peasant is important.
From this concept comes the Rule of Law; the idea that the laws of the nation apply to everyone equally. Lower class people can’t be beaten just for looking at a king and a king cannot get away with murder simply because he is a king.
Unfortunately, our own Congress is undermining this concept. They routinely pass laws that don’t apply to them.
Congressmen can engage in insider trading to pad their own pockets at the expense of other stock holders and cannot be prosecuted for doing what would land the rest of us in jail.
Think about that the next time you buy or sell stock. Your congressman possesses information that could undermine everything you’re trying to accomplish for your family.
They’re recreating the idea of the Perfect and Immune Elites who can do what they want regardless of the law.
We’re all made in God’s image but some people are extra special; just ask ‘em!