Skip to comments.Progressing toward Moral Darkness
Posted on 05/20/2012 12:31:03 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch
A fashionable name for the left these days is "progressive." The use of this word hints that the progressive has already passed the rest of us and is moving on to some place where the normal rules of reality don't apply. Is it the Garden of Eden? Atlantis? Oz?
What will life be like in this destination? Will the moral standards be compatible with the society we want? How do progressive values compare with the traditional American ethical standards from the founding of the United States and from the major religions?
From the Founding: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Keep reading...
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
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Way past time to be calling these folks Marxists/Socialists. Not sure that it will matter with those that believe this way, but at least it will be the truth.
Don’t leave it up to the Media to tell the truth.
The church of nothing aka atheism, has instilled a theocracy upon us.
I demand a separation of church and state.
Schools should be free to teach the bible. Not forced by the church/state to teach only the religion of nothing.
Yes it is a religion. They believe all matter sprang from nothing. They believe life sprang from this non existent matter.
They have great faith in nothing, despite the obvious FACTS of reality.
Nothing is all we will have if we don't turn back to the Creator!
The Left must continually disguise its true intents, calling them various flowery words out of self-flattery. Progressive is one. The means to that end remain something completely different, however. They’ve been demonstrated before, as they’re being repeated now. Forced conformity to the state, the state being the ultimate arbiter of what is right or wrong, what is good or bad. We should know where that road leads by now, but history it seems is easily forgotten, and so rewritten to either erase the mistakes or make them look like successes.
= "Slouching Towards Gomorrah" (1996 - Robert Bork)
What happens when two people have what they believe to be self-evidential truths that are not the same? How is the real truth determined?
I agree with this generally however I have to add that it stops being charity when it becomes an Entitlement.
When an individual can walk in to a governmental office and fill out forms, hand those forms to an anonymous bureaucrat that they have never seen before and will never encounter again and by virtue of having completed the form correctly become entitled to funds confiscated from other anonymous individuals that they will never encounter and never feel beholden to for their largess it ceases to be charity. Charity is and individual act not the act of government.
You are correct. What’s more, their faith is empty. As in apathetic about life itself. Or even truly anti-life.
They hate themselves and seek affirmation through dominance of others. In other words, evil. As in the Biblical sense. They unknowingly serve a Master. The first rebel. On occasion, they even come out and say it, for example in a book dedication.
LOL. This is what I have been saying for some time. It takes MUCH MORE faith to believe in NOTHING.
Liberals are unable to distinguish between progress and decline.
I am always wondering, “What comes next?” I am surprised rarely, but I have to say I was shocked when it hit me last week. When the congresscritters decided they were going to try to go after some of this Sevarin kid’s money I realized that the same politicians who refused to build a wall to stop folks from coming in will have one up in a heartbeat once folks start trying to get out! LOL.
“Will the moral standards be compatible with the society we want? How do progressive values compare with the traditional American ethical standards from the founding of the United States and from the major religions?”
And upon what basis will secular morality be justified? Sadly all too often what sound “fair” to a secular progress just turns out to be usefully arbitrary for purposes of their agenda. We can, for example, slam banks for being careless while allowing the government’s central bank to have reckless levels of leverage. We can also complain about false accounting at Enron, yet not care one whit that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has lost billions of dollars of royalty payments they collect and administer on behalf of Native Americans.
And then there is outright payoffs with government loans and loan guarantees to cronies in the “clean getaway” (no, sorry, clean energy) field, like Solyndra.
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