The Times: “Rampant secularism is fuelling culture wars”
In a comment piece in today’s Times (10 September), Melanie Phillips says what those of us with eyes to see it have known for some time: that secularism, with its blinding promises of ‘tolerance’ and ‘freedom’, is actually fuelling a culture of anger, hatred and intolerance throughout Western society.
Ms. Phillips argues — in my opinion convincingly — that rampant secularism’s attempt to replace the “division, bigotry and war” caused (as it claims) by religion, and especially Christianity, is itself bound to adopt “the characteristics of a religious inquisition with unchallengeable dogma and the persecution and annihilation of heretics.” It will lead, she says, “inescapably to oppression.”
“For exemplars of the pattern of secular attempts to replace Christianity leading inevitably to oppression, we only need to look at events from history: the French Revolution, communism, fascism.”
For exemplars of this pattern, we only need to look at historical attempts to replace Christianity: viz., the French Revolution, communism, fascism.
Prompting the article was the revelation in the Sunday Times (8 September) that a series of BBC educational films aimed at 9- to 12-year-olds teaches that are “100, if not more” gender identities.
This is propaganda that many of us simply cannot accept or endorse. The fact that the BBC is now foisting it onto our children demonstrates what we’ve known for some time: that the BBC has now been taken over by the gender lobby.
Well done to Melanie Phillips and the Times for highlighting this latest piece of Doublespeak from the BBC, and the moral bankruptcy of the secularism that brought it forth.
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