Leftist Religion

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Toolsmith
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Leftist Religion

For the left, politics has replaced both religion and philosophy. It can be seen in their ever changing and logically conflicting positions in a whole range of issues, their conflation of moral positions with political ones, their refusal to see or allow to be seen anything that contradicts their beliefs, and even in their friendships. Yes, even personal friendships are impossible outside their faith. It isn't just a religion, it's a rabid fundamentalist religion.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/28/liberalism-eaten-i...

What is at the heart of a liberal society? It is to uphold that we have a right to offend and a duty to tolerate offence. George Orwell said: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

In discarding Christianity, we kick away the foundations of liberalism and democracy and so we cannot then be surprised when what we call liberalism stops being liberal.

My experience is that although liberalism has won, it is now behaving like the established church of the empire in the fourth and fifth centuries. It has gained ascendancy and lost itself in the process. It isn’t very liberal any more.

https://pjmedia.com/blog/the-theology-of-liberalism/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-martha’s-vineyard-crowd-strikes-back-at-alan-dershowitz/ar-AAzy3Bm

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/poll-fewer-dems-are-extremely-pr...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/hey-democrats-the-system-doesn’t-need-to-be-‘fixed’-every-time-you-lose-an-election/ar-AAzw0he

Thomas Carter
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Maybe you followers of Orange

Maybe you followers of Orange Jesus can establish a theocracy? Forced worship and biblical law for all!

No more lobsters, haircuts, divorce, or polyester for you!

Toolsmith
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There goes that projection

There goes that projection again. It's religion for YOU, that doesn't mean anyone else thinks like that.

The article predicts this too, leftists cannot imagine that anyone else's politics aren't a dogmatic cult. It's the only reality the left can understand.

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Carter you really need to

Carter you really need to throttle your hatred. Since Lance has advocated any semblance of order here I'll affirm that you are a despicable piece of shit who knows nothing of Christianity, Conservatism, or life, for that matter. How is it living in the basement having others toil so you can add your crazy loner diatribe?

Bruce Libby
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Well said Green-ee

Well said Green-ee
For convenience sake it is suggested that the following initials be used when replying to T Carter,DPOS !

In basement ? That is probably where his holy weed is .

Thomas Carter
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Maybe your angry invisible

Maybe your angry invisible sky wizard can come down to Earth and smite me?

Oh yeah...it can't...

Imaginary friends are powerless.

Green-ee
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No, You're "smiting" yourself

No, You're "smiting" yourself but you're too stupid and self centered to realize what you're doing with your life. Idiot.... No... hateful idiot.

Bruce Libby
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Forgot DPOS.

Forgot DPOS.

Economike
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All political narratives are

All political narratives are essentially faith-based, in the sense that they are unfalsifiable and biased. Consistently held political narratives tend to make others' political narratives unintelligible.

Leftists view politics as a conflict between oppressors and victims. The oppressors govern through power, and justice requires transferring power from the oppressor class to the oppressed. For leftists, poverty is a lack of political power.

Among the left, institutions and conventions that maintain order and status, because they preserve the prerogatives of the powerful, are mere obstacles to the achievement of social justice. Accordingly, leftists tend to mistrust religion as backward and irrational. Their conceit, of course, is that their views are rational. The irony is that this conceit *is* a religion whose irrationality is compounded by its pretense of exclusive reason.

Conservatives tend to view politics as a conflict between civilization and barbarism. This, too, is a biased and unfalsifiable narrative. In the conservative world-view, institutions and conventions provide continuity and guidance. Among conservatives, poverty is the result of a lack of disciplined effort that religion and other traditions tend to encourage.

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"Maybe your angry invisible

"Maybe your angry invisible sky wizard can come down to Earth and smite me?

Oh yeah...it can't...

Imaginary friends are powerless."

I've had many conversations over the years with people from just about every religious and philosophical bent, including thoughtful atheists and agnostics; most of those conversations were friendly, and not a few times I learned something useful or thought-provoking. One of the most important things I've learned, however, is whenever someone starts talking about "invisible sky wizards" or similar nonsense they will have absolutely nothing worthwhile to listen or respond to, and it's best to let the ignorant rude person spout off and go find something profitable to do.

I might add that before one ridicules the intelligence of other people, it's wise to display some intelligence of one's own first.

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Thanks, Vikingstar.

Thanks, Vikingstar.

Thomas Carter reveals his inability to think outside his leftist narrative in two regards.

First, all militant atheists believe they disprove the existence of God (or however one might express the concept) by caricature of some particular belief or other.

Second, leftists imagine that social conservatives want to establish a theocracy. This is the result of the left's ingrained belief that power underlies effective politics. Leftists seek power to transform society, and they can't understand that conservatives don't think in similar terms.

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