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The Idol in liberalism

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Submitted by aidan maconachy (Canada), Aug 23, 2019 at 16:11

"the demon in liberalism, as a political ideology, or political idol of our time..."

"Idol" is a good word to use when you consider the attacks on Christianity and Christian values that go hand-in-glove with this secular agenda. The progressive values it is pushing are radical and very new... after all this ideology as it relates to societal change has only been around for a few decades. To be honest I think a large percentage of the public go along because taking a stance in opposition is hard. I spoke a while back to an Irish woman who told me she voted to support gay marriage. When I asked her if that was really a part of her traditional Catholic belief system, she said "No, but I don't want the EU to hate us or lose tourist dollars."


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1The Sacralization of Politics [244 words]ReverendAug 3, 2019 13:06252284
The Idol in liberalism [138 words]aidan maconachyAug 23, 2019 16:11252284
Drift from moderation to extreme.... [177 words]AaronAug 1, 2019 19:20252187
Liberals have used WW2 as [87 words]aidan maconachyAug 23, 2019 16:21252187
2A Terrible Nexus: Islamic minority and liberal democratic politicians [319 words]PrashantJul 31, 2019 21:51252135
Dangers inherent in liberal positions [17 words]aidan maconachyAug 23, 2019 16:24252135
terminology suggestion [37 words]Alex EizenbergJul 22, 2019 05:13251777
If only conservatives believed in noncoercion! [99 words]SteinJul 24, 2019 15:53251777
Personalized attacks on gay people is wrong [103 words]aidan maconachyAug 23, 2019 16:35251777
3The liberal/progressive con job [396 words]aidan maconachyJul 21, 2019 01:43251738
Problems with liberal education [107 words]aishaJul 31, 2019 00:59251738
1The leftist progressive threat to values and beliefs [504 words]aidan maconachyAug 2, 2019 14:11251738
2Also, it's equality gone berserk [435 words]DaveJul 15, 2019 09:50251551
Stalin's policies resulted in the death of millions [92 words]aidan maconachyAug 23, 2019 16:52251551
Since they're illiberal, one ought not refer to them as 'liberals'. [8 words]Anon.Jul 15, 2019 05:44251542
semantic confusion [26 words]Paul RothbergJul 15, 2019 14:32251542
Liberalism and Communism Have Exactly One Difference [335 words]David RyanJul 15, 2019 00:33251538
Leftism is simply a con game. [59 words]Michael SJul 15, 2019 21:44251538
Liberal appropriations [23 words]aidan maconachyAug 23, 2019 16:56251538

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