Skip to comments.Anti-Christian Ideology Is an Emerging Aspect of White Progressive Populism
Posted on 01/22/2019 8:45:43 AM PST by DeweyCA
One striking feature of left-wing hostility to conservative Christianity is its insistence that opposition to secular progressive morality is proof of malign intent. Instead of asking whether progressive intolerance (or the selection of a corrupt Democratic candidate) played any part in the 81 percent white Evangelical opposition to Hillary Clinton, all too many progressives use that level of united opposition as grounds for further hatred. And, yes, theres also the condescending sympathy: Theyre brainwashed by Fox. Theyre voting against their interests.
Last summer I wrote an essay called the Great White Culture War. I argued that a great deal of Americas political division isnt just explained by the division between white Americans and racial minorities there are also immense cultural divisions within white America itself. And in few areas are those cultural divisions more stark than in religious belief. According to Pew Research Center data, 72 percent of white Republicans believe in the God of the Bible. Only 32 percent of white Democrats share that belief. Thats a stunning gap, especially considering the historical dominance of the Christian faith in the United States.
Our culture war is also a religious conflict, and that means progressive populism will almost certainly continue to trend against conservative Christianity. And as this happens, it will be increasingly difficult to confine our differences to the political realm. The fear and loathing will extend to individuals. It will mean more attempts to destroy lives and limit individual liberty. And when it does, our divide will only grow.
Hostility to traditional, orthodox Christianity is no longer confined to the white progressive elite. Its now popular in the white Left. Liberal elites who attack traditional Christian beliefs and express contempt for traditional Christians arent demonstrating their disconnect from America, theyre giving their constituents exactly what they want.
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The only word to describe French is “cuck.”
He is the quintessential, whining, RINO “never Trumper.”
Yet he makes a daily living pointing out the foibles of the Left and their Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Progressivism<>Populism David. Stop spreading false equivalency.
Biblically-minded Jews will be next.
“Emerging”?? What rock has the author been under?
Hatred of Christianity is the core motivation of Democrats and has been for decades. The violence and oppression they crave will rival that of Stalin and Hitler.
Emerging? It’s been a key feature all along.
Is this the same National Review that jumped onto the evil MAGA hat wearing smirking teen bandwagon this weekend.
It’s too bad for these lefties that the days of Charles Martel are coming back with a vengeance. Their craziness is bringing it about. The Hammer is about to fall.
According to Pew Research Center data, 72 percent of white Republicans believe in the God of the Bible. Only 32 percent of white Democrats share that belief.
Wonder if these stats apply to White Priests/Bishops/Parsons?
For about 3 decades, it has seemed to me, that Democrat Priests/Bishops/Parsons don’t really believe in Christ and the Gospels.
Note he tries to limit this to “white” progressive “populists”. Well, Feinstein, Harris and Hirono are neither white nor populist. It would appear this anti-Christian hated is an integral aspect of all Dem progressivism.
Literally insane. If anything, the ONLY place where Christianity is allowed will soon be in “white nationalist” circles.
Since everything letter soup is the civil rights cause of the day with so-called “progressives” I would opine that Romans 1:18-32 predicts that hostility to Christianity will continue to grow.
Not so much. Remember Jimmy Carter. Even Bill Clinton won a large share of the Evangelical vote. This is something that didn't get under way until GW Bush or so.
“The fear and loathing will extend to individuals. It will mean more attempts to destroy lives and limit individual liberty.”
Wake up and smell the coffee, sweet pea. . .this has been going on for over 50 years and you’re just noticing it?
We hate Christians and Christianity. Even the best of them must be considered our worst enemies. They teach love of ones neighbor and mercy, which is against our principles. Christian love is an impediment to the development of the revolution. Down with love of our neighbor. What we want is hatred. We must know how to hate. Only then shall we conquer the universe.As old as that Bolshevik Revolution in fact.
Anatoly Lunacharsky, first USSR education commissar
If a communist youth believes in God and goes to church, he fails to fulfill his duties. This means that he has not yet rid himself of religious superstitions and has not become a fully conscious person.
Young Bolshevik, 1946
That doesn’t mean that hatred of Christianity did not motivate Democrats.
Maybe what he means is that this kind of talk is rare in Black or Hispanic districts, no matter how far left they are.
I don't get where the "populism" comes in. If Warren or Sanders want to get very far with the working class, they're going to leave religion alone.
It's liberal Democrats who've written off populism that go in for anti-Christian and anti-Catholic rhetoric the most.
emerging from the devil?
That means a lot coming from a NeverTrumper RINO publication.
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