Skip to comments.The Religion of Liberalism - Hobby Lobby battles the True Faith
Posted on 03/27/2014 5:26:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Supreme Court Justices Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor are concerned. They should be. The religion of liberalism is under attack. The Hobby Lobby fight in the high court? The tussle with the Catholic Leagues Bill Donohue over gays pushing their agenda in the New York St. Patricks Day Parade? The latest skirmish over global warming, aka climate change? The controversy about government funding of Planned Parenthood and the groups abortion stances? Common Core? The business of turning NASA from a space agency to an outreach group to Muslims?
All of these and more are different parts of a wholly formed universe of beliefs that meets the dictionary definition of religion (Websters being the one) that reads:
the service and worship of God or the supernatural ..commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance .a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices.
It is the religion of liberalism........
Dantes Inferno describes nine circles of hell Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Wrath, Heresy, Violence, Fraud, and Treachery and the Religion of Liberalism has its own versions. The wrath directed at, say, that University of Iowa teacher. Note that the e-mail from the schools associate dean stated flatly that her prospective colleagues so despise her politics i.e., her pro-life views. They don't disagree which is to say, have a difference of opinion. The word used was despise," as in scorn or disdain or look on with contempt. Islamic fundamentalists do not disagree with un-believers. They regard them precisely as those Iowa professors regarded Wagner as infidels. Unfaithful to the True Faith, not to mention treacherous.........
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Go to the 10 commandments and you can easily demonstrate that liberalism holds exactly the opposite views on every one of them.
It’s easiest to go 10 down to 1.
“In 1969, the year that publishers reissued Alinskys first book, Reveille for Radicals, a Wellesley undergraduate named Hillary Rodham submitted her 92-page senior thesis on Alinskys theories (she interviewed him personally for the project). In her conclusion Hillary compared Alinsky to Eugene Debs, Walt Whitman and Martin Luther King.
The title of Clintons thesis was There Is Only the Fight: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model. In this title she had identified the single most important Alinsky contribution to the radical cause his embrace of political nihilism. An SDS radical once wrote, The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution. In other words, the cause of a political action whether civil rights or womens rights is never the real cause; women, blacks and other victims are only instruments in the larger cause, which is power.”
Guided by Alinsky principles, post-Communist radicals are not idealists but Machiavellians. Their focus is on means rather than ends, and therefore they are not bound by organizational orthodoxies in the way their admired Marxist forebears were. Within the framework of their revolutionary agenda, they are flexible and opportunistic and will say anything (and pretend to be anything) to get what they want, which is resources and power.......”
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“I studied anthropology in college, and one of the things I learned was that certain human social structures always reappear. They can’t be eliminated from society. One of those structures is religion. Today it is said we live in a secular society in which many people the best people, the most enlightened people do not believe in any religion. But I think that you cannot eliminate religion from the psyche of mankind. If you suppress it in one form, it merely re-emerges in another form. You can not believe in God, but you still have to believe in something that gives meaning to your life, and shapes your sense of the world. Such a belief is religious.
Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism. Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists. Why do I say it’s a religion? Well, just look at the beliefs. If you look carefully, you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and myths.
There’s an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there’s a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge, and as a result of our actions there is a judgment day coming for us all. We are all energy sinners, doomed to die, unless we seek salvation, which is now called sustainability. Sustainability is salvation in the church of the environment. Just as organic food is its communion, that pesticide-free wafer that the right people with the right beliefs, imbibe.
Eden, the fall of man, the loss of grace, the coming doomsdaythese are deeply held mythic structures. They are profoundly conservative beliefs. They may even be hard-wired in the brain, for all I know. I certainly don’t want to talk anybody out of them, as I don’t want to talk anybody out of a belief that Jesus Christ is the son of God who rose from the dead. But the reason I don’t want to talk anybody out of these beliefs is that I know that I can’t talk anybody out of them. These are not facts that can be argued. These are issues of faith.
And so it is, sadly, with environmentalism. Increasingly it seems facts aren’t necessary, because the tenets of environmentalism are all about belief. It’s about whether you are going to be a sinner, or saved. Whether you are going to be one of the people on the side of salvation, or on the side of doom. Whether you are going to be one of us, or one of them.” - Michael Crichton
Evangelical Environmental Network
“As a pro-life Christian I’m committed to helping reduce pollution and its impact on the vulnerable. I care about the future and the future we’ll leave to our kids and grandkids.
The problems we face can seem overwhelming and too complex for straightforward solutions. One in six of our children are being born with harmful levels of mercury in their bloodstream. The changing climate is causing floods, droughts, and famine that severely harm the least of these at home and across the globe. And our addiction to old fossil-based, non-renewable energy is crippling our economy and costing us jobs. It can be hard to believe that one straightforward step, cutting our pollution, can address all these concerns. But it can.
I commit to the following steps...............”
Continuing the prayer. May these businesses not have to support the killing of babies and the injuring of women. Abortion is not healthcare!
Is this the very same thesis that was unavailable when Hillary was co-president?
AKA epiphenomenal materialism, aka scientific materialism.