In this episode, I continue the discussion of “public morality” by asking why we have reduced our community from three-dimension (sinner, saint, and hypocrite) to two-dimensions (only hypocrites and saints).
Linda C. Raeder: Mill’s Religion of Humanity: Consequences and Implications.
“Liberals welcome believers insofar as religion can be deployed in service of liberal causes, to be sure. But any expression of theological or moral judgment is met with hostility.” — Sohrab Ahmari, Liberalism: Believers Need Not Apply
In recent comments made by Bernie Sanders, progressives, an extension of modern liberalism, have revealed their true colors: complete hostility towards any tradition or moral system that does not espouse total relativism. The above quote from Ahmari’s timely article lays bare the Left’s attitude: either you’re with us (meaning you buy into our relativism hook, line, and sinker) or you’re against us. For communities of faith, this is a lot more serious than what might appear at first blush. Certainty the Muslim community is being heavily courted to adopt these totalizing, morally-relativist positions. But the question remains: can there be an Islam if we cannot maintain the right to believe in the exclusivity of Islam? Can any faith survive this hostile environment?
Some of us have been duped into believing in this relativism, but we may soon find we’re no longer able to recognize ourselves in the mirror.