THE_FIRST_COUNCIL_OF_NICEASince the conflict in today’s culture tends to be mostly Christian vs. Secular, this posting seemed to offer some useful perspective.

It’s a side-by-side comparison of what both systems believe.  The first is an approximation of a secular “creed” based on secular values as we might see them lived out in culture.  The latter is the historical “Apostles’ Creed”.

Here is the Apostles’ Creed, click here to see the Secular Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended into hell.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.