The Dr. John Patrick Bioethics Column: How do we push back on the hubris of secularism?

You have never seen and will never see a multi-cultural patient. Every patient inhabits a cultural story of meaning, even though they are often unaware of this fact. The blue-collar neighborhood where I grew up lived by Judeo-Christian ethics. Though almost no one went to church, they did send their children to Sunday school as a kind of visceral acknowledgement of needing something more. Many of you remember when a blue-collar argument on morals would end when someone said, “The Bible says….” That doesn’t happen anymore, and that is the triumph of secular power.

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