by Steve Deace
So much for progressivism’s obsession with “thou shall not judge.” Good. Because it was always a scam anyway. The plan was always to judge, and to judge harshly. But just as the devil needed to go undercover in the Garden of Eden with his own “did God really say?” deception, progressives needed deceptions like tolerance and diversity for as long as it took to eat away at truth like water against a rock. Then, when the time was right, the throne could be usurped for good in broad daylight.
The final act of that play is upon us now. We need not guess at it. Men and women like Apple CEO Tim Cook are taking to their pulpits with a megaphone and promising the great unwashed their own version of “thus sayeth the Lord.”
Cook used the occasion of the Anti-Defamation League’s first-ever “Courage Against Hate” award to preach:
“We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms,” Cook said. “You have no home here.”
Morality. Sacred. Right. Wrong. Sin. These are words and concepts traditionally associated with a place called church. Which brings us to another part of the great progressive scam. Separation of church and state was never their aim, either.
They want the state to be the church.
But unlike the one true church, which has largely forgotten its charge of excommunication for those who insist on confusing the light with the darkness, the progressive church excels at casting out those who refuse to bend the knee to the idols du jour. Judgment is its jam.
This is ultimately an argument of what it means to be human, and when competing definitions strain against one another to the extent that they are now, it also becomes an argument about our very right to exist in public at all if we don’t bow to a counterfeit god.
Will we be leaven, or will we be lepers? We ignore at our peril the unforgiving gospel of priest, prophet, and king Cook, whose definition of morality is 180 degrees different from the real Gospel’s. Nothing less than a total hijacking of the created, redemptive, and sanctifying order is well under way. That’s why it looks like a church. Because it is one.
“If we can’t be clear on moral questions like these, then we’ve got big problems,” Cook continued. “I believe the most sacred thing that each of us is given is our judgment, our morality, our own innate desire to separate right from wrong. Choosing to set that responsibility aside at a moment of trial is a sin.”
When the White Witch thought she killed Aslan in “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” she shaved his mane and turned it into a crown to wear as she mercilessly mowed down all those who continued to oppose her in Aslan’s name. In killing him, she also desperately wanted to be him.
“Desperate” is the operative word there. No such replacement of the true king of heaven and earth can ever appear to be anything but desperate in its definitions and defenses, which is why the defense of progressivism will be ruthless to its core. How else are you going to defend definitions that are ever careening toward the insane? Only ruthlessly.
Reason and science and all the other fronts won’t get you there.
There will be religion, and the progressive religion will be compulsory.
Be baptized in it, or be bulldozed.