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What Should We Call Secular Ideologies like Marxism and Social Justice?
American Thinker ^ | 4-3-18 | Christopher Chantrill

Posted on 04/03/2018 4:30:46 PM PDT by DeweyCA

In "Why God? Explaining Religious Phenomena", sociologist Rodney Stark writes that these godless movements do not count as religions because "without the existence of a conscious divine being ... these 'Godless religions' can offer no otherworldly rewards, no miracles, not even any reason for prayer or worship."

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... he makes the following proposition: "The everlasting basis for religion will be the human conviction and hope that life has meaning."

Is this not exactly the point of Marxism: that instead of the endless cycle of exploitation of man by man, we are entering an era in which workers of the world will live in hope and justice?

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Here in the United States today, if you express a political or cultural opinion in the public square that dissents from the liberal line, you risk your job, your career, and your sacred honor.

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This intolerance is a universal problem with monotheism... because every monotheism knows the truth: to believe in its truth is to be saved; everything else is eternal damnation.

The solution...is to prevent any religion from getting a monopoly. In a pluralistic religious economy where every church and sect is too small to hope to get in bed with the government, religious activists are more concerned with preventing other churches from getting the ear of government than working the government inside track to ditch the other guys.

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When all the sects and churches and secular ideologies are restrained by a proper separation of church and state, then ... you can get a "religious civility," where public religious expressions are restrained "out of deference to what others present truly believe."

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...We must promote lefty ideology to the dignity of a religion. Then demand that Congress stop legislating liberal morality. Because of separation of church and state.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: academicbias; ideology; leftism; liberalism; progressivism; religion; secularhumanism; secularism; statism
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Statists' religion is secular humanism. Even secular humanists initially called their belief system a religion, but then denied it so that they could have it exclusively promoted throughout the public school system. Leftism really is a religion. We have known that for a long time. Rodney Stark simply adds more insight into why this is true. Statism/Leftism promises a utopian "heaven on earth" and that is the bigger cause that gives Leftists meaning in life.
1 posted on 04/03/2018 4:30:46 PM PDT by DeweyCA
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EVIL would be a good start.
2 posted on 04/03/2018 4:31:42 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: DeweyCA
THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST

3 posted on 04/03/2018 4:32:26 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: DeweyCA

Pathogenic memes.


4 posted on 04/03/2018 4:32:31 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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5 posted on 04/03/2018 4:32:43 PM PDT by wtd
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Satanic


6 posted on 04/03/2018 4:32:59 PM PDT by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our only true hope.)
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To: DeweyCA

Delusions.


7 posted on 04/03/2018 4:33:23 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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To: tomkat

Evil, yup.


8 posted on 04/03/2018 4:35:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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TheRoadToSerfdom
9 posted on 04/03/2018 4:35:13 PM PDT by tomkat
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A secular religion is a nontheistic communal belief system. It includes political religions. Among systems that have been characterized as secular religions are capitalism, communism, fascism, nationalism, Auguste Comte's Religion of Humanity, and the Cult of Reason that developed after the French Revolution. -- Wikipedia
10 posted on 04/03/2018 4:35:43 PM PDT by x
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It is a religion. It’s laws they want to implement are its doctrines and the taxes they want to take are the offerings from the people to support the priesthood, the bureaucrats.


11 posted on 04/03/2018 4:36:19 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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You meen besides stupib! Gee, let me think, ;;;


12 posted on 04/03/2018 4:36:25 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country)
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Very close 2. I am going for EVILisms.


13 posted on 04/03/2018 4:36:42 PM PDT by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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SJW = Marxism Lite

The SJWs are too dense to really learn the bogus ideology of Marxism (dialectical materialism), so it’s been stripped down to pure emotional tantrums. (Racist! Fascist! White Privilege!)


14 posted on 04/03/2018 4:37:49 PM PDT by Hugin (Conservatism without nalism is a fraud.)
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I like to call Marxism and its social justice twin the “Control Left”. Ctrl-Left seems like a nice pairing with the “Alt-Right” that the media likes to pretend is a political force.


15 posted on 04/03/2018 4:39:50 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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What Should We Call Secular Ideologies like Marxism and Social Justice?

The Established Church.

16 posted on 04/03/2018 4:41:13 PM PDT by omega4412
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Sorry, but “capitalism” doesn’t fit the criteria. It is a result of freedom, not an organized philosophy.


17 posted on 04/03/2018 4:42:27 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel and NRA Life Member)
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Excellent.

I'm stealing that.

18 posted on 04/03/2018 4:43:18 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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What Should We Call Secular Ideologies like Marxism and Social Justice?

Interesting...paganism is the first thing to come to mind.

19 posted on 04/03/2018 4:46:46 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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Lies.


20 posted on 04/03/2018 4:53:13 PM PDT by yarddog
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