The Dems’ Problem of Righteousness

As mentioned in “When Dems Disappoint”, the Democratic Party has somehow developed a sect intent on the kind of personal interferences a free people should not have to worry about in their society. Democrats for Life, religious or  not, seem to aspire to the same sort of propaganda as our latest, craziest, extreme-religious Republicans in deciding the futures of the poor through lower-middle-class people in ways they’d never accomplish with those who are financially better off.

Repubs wringing hands
Republicans Love it When Dems Discriminate

Repeated legislative actions, against the personal lives and pursuits of individuals and families in their own interests, have taken a toll and Dems– like Republicans– continue to lose respect as a party on which to rely.

Yet saviors exist who could save the Democratic Party’s image

On the other hand, also referenced in “When Dems Disappoint“, there are still those Democrats who are willing to take the stands U.S. Americans expect on topics of economy, religious freedom, etc. Where will these progressives end up? If it’s true that the days of a Republican Party are coming to an end, then we may be looking at a future of Democrats, Greens and Independents. What do you think?

Secularism 1

Some would call secularism a religion in the most academic demeanor, while others would call it so in an ironic display of negativity, the usual allegation: that the secular suppress the religious to virulent degree. The secular are regarded as oppressive in much the same way that workplace evangelism and the like are considered oppressive (by more persons than can say so without fear of social retribution from a stringent and vocal majority).

What is secularism?

secularism – n. “doctrine that morality should be based on the well-being of man in the present life, without regard to religious belief or a hereafter” (1846)*

This is one of the more stringent definitions of secularism. It is the reasoned basis of a like-named ideal which aims to protect us humans from ourselves. Perhaps most significantly, secularism should protect us from extreme practices that have historically been undertaken by our counterparts in the name of a religious or superstitious culture. In this way, secularism is not a required doctrine in the way of a religion, but instead a civic theory and responsible practice of freedom and equality in a society.

 

Secularism’s main puzzle is an adamancy of detractors in stringent denial of the civic and public practice of secularism as a civil right. It makes no sense that religion is such a present topic in politics, when it’s divisive nature is well known and we have been guided– either by principles of secularism or through Jesus and possibly both– to “render to Caesar the things that are Caesars and to God the things that are God’s“.

 

REF:
* “secularism”. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. 27 Jul. 2016. <Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/browse/secularism&gt;.

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