Articles: The Left's Moral Relativism
I read a column in the right-wing Human Events magazine today called and I'm paraphrasing. How Liberalism replaced Christianity as America's religion, I both agree and disagree with that. I disagree with that in the sense that there are plenty of Liberal-Christians, the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Is an excellent example of. That and there are Liberal-Christians today, such as President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry. Dick Durbin the Assistant Leader of the U.S. Senate. Former President Bill Clinton, all of these men are Catholics. Except for President Obama and President Clinton and the other two men are Protestants. The difference being and at risk of sounding partisan but the main difference between so called Christian-Conservatives and Christian-Liberals. Is that Christian Liberals take the Bible to heart and believe in things like live and let live, do onto others as. You would have done to you, looking out for people who can't fend for themselves and so fourth. Whereas so called Christian-Conservatives look at certain people and certain activities as completely immoral and must be looked down upon if not outlawed. Homosexuality is a perfect example of that.
Liberals aren't govern by an interpretation of the Bible but by the U.S. Constitution that was written by Liberal-Democrats and Libertarians. And we believe in things like equal rights, freedom of speech, right to privacy the separation clause and others. And look down on policies and people who would weaken these things. These are the values along with those Christian values that I just mentioned are what governs Liberals in America and lets be clear I'm talking about Liberals. Not Socialists or Social-Democrats but Liberals and its also true that younger people today right or left tend to be less religious. But its not just Liberals are are less religious but Conservatives and Libertarians as well. Doesn't mean that Christianity is disappearing in America but its not something that young people use to guide their. Politics and what's left of the religious-right in America are the only faction left that uses religion to base their politics around.
The idea of individual freedom is not that there's no right or no wrong. Its that right and wrong have more to do with how people treat each other on the left, rather what we do in our own personal lives. Just one example of how Liberals and the Christian-Right are different. The Christian-Right believes there must be some moral code that all Americans must respect and when people live outside of that. Code somehow they are immoral and being unreligious would be part of living outside of that code for them. And when people do things that are dangerous with their own lives. Liberals want to get those people help, the Christian-Right wants to lock them up which is just another example of how we are. Different but by the way America is moving, Liberals are in the mainstream on that.