Saturday, July 2, 2016

The left wing's tolerance for religion

People like to think of the left wing as necessarily atheistic, just as communism is. What tends to be missed is that the entire perceived problem with religion is largely that it creates a competing influence for leftist political policy: the problem isn't belief in God, it's belief in God which results in authority which differs from that of the state.

If you subvert religious authority and make the religion an extension of the state/the left, leftists generally are quite on board with it all. Insofar as a church can be made ground zero for organizing Black Lives Matter or pro-immigration marches, leftists love the whole 'religion' thing.

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