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Monday, August 30, 2004

Liberals Hate Christianity

Liberals disdain the concepts of right and wrong, dismissing them as unscientific value judgments.  Their only acknowledged virtue is what they call “tolerance.”  Tolerance, however, does not extend to Christianity.

In an August 28, 2004 article for the Associated Press, Richard N. Ostling notes, “After years of talk about the centrality of conservative Protestants and Catholics in the Republican Party coalition, an opposite factor is gaining wider notice: the Democrats’ reliance upon non-religious voters.”

And, “A religiously linked values clash is redefining U.S. politics, according to Louis Bolce and Gerald De Maio of City University of New York. And if Republicans are labeled the party of religious traditionalists, they assert, “the Democrats with equal validity, can be called the secularist party.”

A University of Akron poll of 4,000 adults this spring showed that those with no religious affiliation are 17 percent of self-identified Democrats, rivaling the party’s traditional blocs of white Catholics (18 percent) and black Protestants (16 percent). The secularists favored John Kerry over George W. Bush by 57.4 percent to 27.2 percent (with the rest backing others or undecided).”

Political maneuvering in the Presidential race so far this year has made clear that an articulate and highly vocal part of our citizenry don’t just oppose Christianity.  They hate it.

When a candidate gives witness to his Christian faith, liberals roar like wounded beasts, declaring that this will destroy American freedoms.

All of this is cloaked as sincere devotion to the First Amendment’s establishment clause.  Underneath that cloak is the real objective: to establish secular and materialistic socialism as the nation’s official religion.  Liberal organizations like the ACLU don’t just want Christianity separated from legislative and executive governance.  They want to destroy Christianity and elevate socialism as the governing catechism of political life.

Maggie Gallagher, in a recent column, reports the following, fairly typical attack:

“Robert Reich, a former Cabinet secretary, implies in a recent issue of the “American Prospect” that Christian fundamentalists are even more dangerous than people who blow up skyscrapers. And he defines fundamentalism awfully broadly: ‘Terrorism is a tactic, not a belief. The true battle will be between modern civilization and anti-modernist; between those who believe in the primacy of the individual and those who believe that human beings owe their allegiance and identity to a higher authority ... between those who believe in science, reason and logic, and those who believe that truth is revealed through Scripture and religious dogma. Terrorism will disrupt and destroy lives. But terrorism itself is not the greatest danger we face.’ “

There are three important points to be noted: first, socialism is a secular religion, second, liberalism is the American sect of the international religion of socialism; and, third, liberals cannot be shaken from their religious faith by the unremitting evidence that their religion always fails to deliver the goods. 

For details to support these assertions, see
Socialism: Our Unconstitutionally Established Religion


Socialism has failed to deliver on its promises wherever it has been tried, but our liberals simply refuse to abandon it.  They remain confident in their secular religious faith that, if they can just push Christians into the ash can of history, a nice, perfect new world can be created by intellectuals running the Federal bureaucracy.

In the religion of liberal-socialism, morality comes, not from God-given natural law, but from the fevered imaginations of intellectual style-setters. 

We already know some of the marks of secular perfection in the liberals’ Brave New World: legalized abortion on demand, encouraging sexual promiscuity by distributing condoms in school and teaching young students how to use them; and same-sex marriage.  The end point of secular, materialistic socialism is obliterating individuality and personal moral responsibility.  We all are to be submerged into classes of more or less equally distributed income and wealth. 

As in the Soviet Union, liberal-socialistic planners like Robert Reich are certain that most of the goods and services we buy today are bad for us and bad for the environment.  They want to compel us to behave in the proper manner, that is, to buy what they decide is best for us.

The only thing they don’t propose to regulate is the raw sex and violence that pervades TV, movies, and the print media.