There have been a growing number of people who are beginning to see the landscape being shaped by the far-left secular progressives in this country and others for what it is.
It is a war of religion. And a war ON religion. The religion of the secular progressives is the religion of the State. The State provides. It grants liberties. It is the thing we all belong to. It is supreme. We are measured not as individuals, but by what we do as a collective. ”Together”. Collective guilt. Collective responsibility. The needs of the many. It is the religion, also, of tyranny, oppression, and persecution.
The idea that our Creator endowed us with Unalienable Rights is anathema to the secular progressives. Our Bill of Rights, as we have seen very clearly of late, comprise mere words on a page, to be amended or discarded to further aggrandize the authority of the State.
Other religions, especially Christianity, which are built on the foundations of the dignity of a single human life, are incompatible with such a religion as the worship of the State. At every turn, this Administration and those that serve as its intellectual underpinning, has sought to marginalize and destroy religious worship in this country. Catholic institutions forced to provide birth control. Chaplains forbidden from praying in Jesus’ name. Political opposition demonized and ridiculed, as ignorant hillbillies clinging to “guns and God”.
When one watches closely, there are glimpses behind the veil. Obama made the following remarks in Northern Ireland at the G8 Conference:
“If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,”
So, it seems, parochial schools have to go. The education, nay the RAISING of children, should not happen outside the grip of government. As you might be aware, home schoolers in America are commonly described as “extremist” for not wanting the mediocre and doctrinaire public schools to contaminate their children. And religious education is divisive. As opposed to the inclusiveness of Diversity, and the endless something-or-other-pride months which celebrate everyone except straight white males.
Pay attention. This is the “Change” he promised. If you insist on bleating (yet again) that Obama’s remarks were somehow taken out of context, you have crossed over into the category of willful blindness.
“We are no longer a Christian Nation.” That was less a comment than a promise.
The most cogent comment is on a linked blog by Father Z.
Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a foreign visit to a Islamic nation where he told people on his arrival that they shouldn’t have madrasas. Can you?
No, Father. I cannot. Nobody else can, either. His Secretary of State’s admonition that the First Amendment should not be used to denigrate the beliefs of another was oh-so typical of the secular left. Christianity is fair game. Islam? The holiest of holies. Behind, of course, the religion of the all-powerful and all-providing State.
Tyranny around every corner, indeed. We are moving, not just drifting, away from Jefferson and toward Hobbes. Our “We the People” is becoming Leviathan.