Thursday, June 07, 2007

what about point #15 in the previous post?

In the previous post, I outlined what it means to be a Christian conservative. In Point 15 of the part on conservatism, I stated that modern liberalism (or secular progressivism/cultural Marxism/liberal socialism/liberaliarism; the terms are interchangable) is entirely antithetical to the teachings of Christianity, the foundational principles of the American republic, and the beliefs of the Founding Fathers. I would like to go into more detail on that point to show that Christian conservatives and the modern liberal are as different as cats and dogs.

It is important to understand that secular progressivism is actually a blending of two philosophies: secular humanism and progressivism. The Democrat Party of the 21st Century has been hijacked by this blended movement, which is why most Americans who identify themselves as Christian will not vote Democrat. This is a fact, by the way, that the Democrat Party has just recently acknowledged and has paid some lip service to.

According to (website for The Council For Secular Humanism), "Secular humanism is a way of thinking and living that aims to bring out the best in people so that all people can have the best in life. Secular humanists reject supernatural and authoritarian beliefs. They affirm that we must take responsibility for our own lives and the communities and world in which we live. Secular humanism emphasizes reason and scientific inquiry, individual freedom and responsibility, human values and compassion, and the need for tolerance and cooperation." The website goes on to say that "the Council for Secular Humanism campaigns for a more secular and ethical society. It presents the case for understanding the world without reference to a god, and works to separate Church and State and defend the rights of people who do not accept religious beliefs." Also, "The Council For Secular Humanism promotes rational, human-based viewpoints on important social and ethical issues. In particular, it tackles issues where traditional religion obstructs the right to self-determination, for example, freedom of choice in sexual relationships, reproduction, and voluntary euthanasia. The Council also promotes critical thinking about supernatural and paranormal claims." I think you could safely interpret that last sentence as a reference to the teachings of Christianity.

Now, my purpose here is not to debate the merits of what secular humanists believe. I'm just quoting right from the source to illustrate the major differences I am talking about. That's secular humanism, and clearly it is a very different thought process than Christianity.

The second part of the philosophy of modern liberalism is progressivism. Let's outline what the progressive believes and contrast that with the beliefs of the Reagan Conservative, outlined in the previous post.

I think we would all be better served if you read for yourselves what the modern progressive believes. Go to and click the link on the left-hand sidebar labeled "Progressive Promise." That will bring you to a page that lists 27 foundational principles of the progressive movement. Again, I don't intend to get into the relative merits of any of these promises. Just compare the mindset revealed by these 27 principles with the mindset revealed by the conservative principles I outlined previously. The conservative and the progressive view the world in two completely different (perhaps even incompatible) ways.

As an example, just look at the very first principle listed. It says that the Congressional Progressive Caucus promises "To uphold the right to universal access to affordable, high quality healthcare for all." The conservative would say, "What right? Where is that 'right' found in the Constitution? If a person wants affordable, high quality healthcare then they should stay in school, get an education, and then go to work for a company that provides affordable, high quality healthcare. That's the way that tens of millions of Americans of every race, color and creed go about it every day."

You see why it's real hard for there to be any compromise between the people on both sides of this issue, don't you?

Let's wrap up this post by summarizing the basic beliefs of the secular progressive, then you can compare to the Christian conservative. The secular progressive believes that....

1. there is no room for traditional Christian beliefs in a modern society. The beliefs of Christians obstruct the right of the human to decide for himself/herself how best to live, and they qualify as no more than silly superstition.
2. society is best served if all expressions of Christian faith are eliminated from the public square. Any public expression of Christian faith is an affront to all rational, reasonable people.
3. humans are best guided by reason and logic, and not by an irrational belief in some sort of "heavenly ghost."
4. their political beliefs are a natural extension of their beliefs concerning religion.
5. the Constitution is a constantly evolving document which must be continually reinterpreted according to our current beliefs about right and wrong.
6. there is no such thing as "right and wrong." There is only valid progressive thought and invalid conservative thought. Sort of like--"Rule #1: The progressive is always right. Rule #2: Whenever the progressive is wrong, refer to Rule #1."
7. the powers of government must be centralized in an unelected federal judiciary populated by secular progressive judges.
8. the role of the federal judiciary is to ensure that the rights of the various special interest groups that we have assigned "victim status" to are elevated above the rights of the tyrannical majority.
9. the central government must have the power to redistribute wealth and property so that the "disadvantaged" are properly cared for. This is best accomplished by imposing high tax rates on the "advantaged" in order to fund government entitlement programs.
10. all of our wants and needs can best be provided for by a large central government that creates taxpayer-funded programs which then dole out various goods and services to satisfy those wants and needs. After all, government has a limitless capacity for doing good, provided that everyone in government shares the same secular progressive beliefs.
11. America is the root cause of most of what's wrong with the world today. America is directly responsible for global warming, world hunger/poverty/disease, and Islamic terrorism. America is the single biggest human rights violator in the world today. America is evil because America is too rich, too powerful, too arrogant, and too big. It is absolutely vital that American power and sovereignty be reigned in by global rule, led by the United Nations. The world would be an infinitely better place with a weaker America that tried to fit in better with the global village.

The differences between Christian conservatives and secular progressives are like the differences between dogs and cats. The secular progressive is a whole different breed of cat.


Anonymous Marty said...

Yes, secular progressives are a whole different breed--a more evolved one.

And it would be more intellectually honest to say the difference is like sheep and cats.

At least dogs can learn.

10:54 AM  
Blogger hondo said...

Thank you Marty. You have provided us with a teachable moment.

It's interesting to me that you used the word "evolved." I suppose that's a smug reference to the junk science of Darwin, and the fact that Christian conservatives don't buy into the lies perpetrated by that false scientist.

I'll make two points. First, reputable scientists have debunked the myths of Darwinism, proving that he was flat out wrong. Liberals still cling to the myth of evolution, though, in spite of all of the evidence refuting it, so I have to believe that y'all ain't that evolved after all.

Second, I noticed that you didn't offer one single proveable fact to argue against any of the points I made. You simply resorted to the old liberal trick of schoolyard taunts and name-calling. Liberals always do that because facts, logic and reason are foreign concepts to liberals. Grade school behavior is all you have in your arsenal.

That doesn't appear very evolved either.

1:23 PM  

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