Skip to comments.I Want To Be A Secular Progressive
Posted on 01/18/2008 6:56:44 AM PST by nancyvideo
I am a practising Christian, but lately I've been giving serious thought to becoming a secular progressive. The advantages of adopting this popular mindset are becoming more attractive every day.
Consider: As a Christian, one does the right thing, even when no one is looking. As a progressive, I can get public recognition, peer approval and moral points for my intentions. No need to actually do any heavy lifting. Very cool.
As a secular progressive I won't have to worry about guilt or wrestle with moral dilemmas. I can now cheat on my mate and remain guilt free by merely purchasing credits from CheatNeutral. I don't have
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One can only do what's right out of fear of being watched? If not by other people than by imagining God in the position of Him being the boogie-man?
Instead of relying on knowing how one's actions affect other people. Which is what Christians also do when they are acting decent, which is most of the time.
Sure there are some people who use "humanism" as an excuse to misbehave. As other uses "God's will".
As one grows as a Christian, one moves beyond the simplistic and self-interested mindset of doing right for fear of punishment from an omniscient God to doing right out of a sincere, loving desire to please Him.