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Ideology versus Religion - Incompatibility Leading to Rejection in No Uncertain Terms

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in response to reader comment: IDEOLOGY - word coined by Antoine Louis Claude Destutt, comte de Tracy

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Sep 23, 2022 at 11:38

An intriguing insight; yet first, a nod of gratitude to Reader Robert, for the look back to the era in which freedom in America was instrumentally enacted under the auspices of law and order under Divine principles (the Constitution), but of which ideological determinations towards minimizing religious influences were made.
In many respects, ideological intersections of humanity's expansion into the Gospel age were already noticed in the letters that the Apostles Paul and Peter, noting the Gnostic intrusions by which questions of supernatural influences were introduced in order to allow a greater freedom of choice: to believe or not to believe.
Comte de Tracy's contribution to the philosophical changes occurring during these times most specifically had their influences when seen as contemporary with Locke et al; even to the extent of influencing the greatest influencer of the modern age, Marx. Religion was seen as the greater evil to be shunned when looking at how to govern after the empires were defeated. The differences were that ideology replaces religion since the reasoning of man was to replace the reasoning of deity.
It has been demonstrated that the philosophical underpinnings of this observer is as a believing disciple of the Messiah, Yeshua; in following by faith, not religion. A protestant Episcopalian background, barely touched by an extremely limited adventure into academia eventually led to an encounter by which the reasoning of human intellectualism failed to alter a truth: that a frail mankind could not determine the end of mortality outside of the Holy Writ and only belief in the indicated Deity was proven beyond any doubt that life was under His control.
Marx rejected that; yet that cannot be obtained in ideological terms, even as one might try to understand from comte de Tracy.
Again, thanks to Reader Robert.

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