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The Culture Warriors Fight For The Same Goals

07 Jul

Spot on.

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9 responses to “The Culture Warriors Fight For The Same Goals

  1. Socially Extinct

    July 7, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Very interesting. Will, can you cite examples of the secular-progressive ideals being enshrined into tradition?

     
  2. Will S.

    July 7, 2014 at 1:37 am

    Ballista74:

    For example in the traditional camp, abortion is used to rationalize the welfare system and single motherhood among other things. It was an absolute once upon a time that single motherhood was a wrong thing – period. Now single mothers are courageous heroes because they didn’t abort their babies (the “facts”). One sin is being rationalized and made the norm at the expense of another.

     
  3. Socially Extinct

    July 7, 2014 at 1:40 am

    Yes, good example. The slippery slope of social decay!

     
  4. Will S.

    July 7, 2014 at 1:40 am

    That’s one example he cited; there are others, in his post, and links.

    I can cite another for you: the value of women receiving a post-secondary education and getting a career.

    In my church community, which otherwise is still rather traditionalist, few young women don’t go off, get a degree or a diploma, and move into a career; it’s now taken as a given that they need something ‘to fall back on’.

    Nobody questions this mentality, absorbed from the wider culture.

     
  5. infowarrior1

    July 7, 2014 at 7:10 am

    @Will S.

    Compound a few generations of advanced maternal age when having children as a result of this phenomenon in your church. And I have one of the explanation for the unusually high rates of disease in your church. All this builds up deleterous mutations which future generations will have to suffer from.

     
  6. Will S.

    July 7, 2014 at 8:20 am

    @ infowarrior1: Indeed; while in rural areas where people still live on farms, things have not changed much from olden days, and families are still large; sometimes up to ten kids, in urban areas or among non-farming families, the broods are much smaller, only around four or so kids; in time, with advanced maternal age and delayed marriage, eventually the population growth trends of the wider world may well catch up…

    In-breeding is a problem, hence the prevalence of many churches having one or more physically and mentally handicapped people in it.

    More outsider genes need to be brought into the pool, as well as encouraging, at the least, more mate-finding from other churches, rather than one’s own. There oughta be an unofficial church-cultural bias in favour of that, in order to help prevent such problems…

     
  7. ballista74

    July 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks for the reblog and discussion!

     
  8. Will S.

    July 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    You’re welcome, ballista74. Cheers!

     

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