You can be a Democrat and a Christian.
You can be a Liberal and a Christian.
You can be a Liberal Democrat and be a Christian.
But you simply cannot be a Progressive and a Christian. The two are mutually exclusive.
Progressives will use Christianity. They will use Islam. They will use any religion or faith that serves their purpose.
They will even invent a religion or a theology. Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum noted this the other day with Global Warming and the Progressives issued orders to the media to clobber him. But for the purposes of complete and global government control, Global Warming serves as a vessel to allow governments to come in and take property in the name of saving Mother Earth.
But climate control is not about climate. It is about control. Specifically Government Control.
And Progressives will lie if the lie serves to further their purpose. And they feel sanctimoniously self-justified in lying because the ends justify the means.
God will not save man. Only Government can.
Progressives view religion as competition. God given Hope gives way to Progressive Hope and Change. Faith in God is misplaced. Faith must be in Government and only Government. It is folly to believe in God and Santa and the Easter Bunny and other creatures of myth and fantasy. Only through Progressive Salvation will one find true enlightenment, true happiness and true harmony with the world.
Candidate Barack Obama put it this way in 2008:
You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Enter the Progressives. The wonders of Secular Theology. More than Secularism, but not quite Atheism. For Atheists have no belief in God. And for Progressives to be successful, the masses must not become Atheistic. That would be counterproductive. Progressives must subvert and pervert religion until faith in Government replaces faith in God. Only then can Progressives truly work the magic they believe themselves most capable of doing.
Those who do not understand Progressives often mistakenly claim them to be Socialists. Or Communists. And they use the word Liberal to define them and their policies.
Obama and the Progressives bristle at the very thoughts of being called Socialists. To them, Socialists are a small subset of Progressives. They are far more than Communists and Socialists. They are Progressives! And by definition they must also have a Deity Complex. Not for themselves, although some get caught up in that, but for the Progressive Movement. It is their god.
One world living under Progressive rule.
Climate change doctrine allows them to control energy.
Health Care control allows them to control life. And death.
And aligning themselves with special interest groups is simply a recruiting tool to help them gain power. Progressives are not committed to gay issues, women’s issues, race issues or income disparity. Their interest in education is purely for indoctrination.
In their own minds, they do not need God. They just need people to believe in Progressivism. The Progressive Doctrine or Theology replaces God. It makes God obsolete.
To the extent that religion gains votes, or more often placates the Religious who would be put off if they knew the truth, Progressives will claim to be Christians. If the lie leads to their ultimate goal of total control, then the end justifies the means. Religion is as useful a tool as Climate Change, abortion and now, contraception.
If Obama were a Christian, he would understand that forcing a Church to pay for contraception against Church Doctrine and teachings is not about contraception itself, in the minds of the Church, but about Government forcing the Church to bend to the will of the Government. And it is irrelevant that most members of the Church practice or accept contraception. That is not the point. And Obama’s compromise is only a compromise in the Progressive-think world in which he lives. To the Church, the ends do not justify the means. The means are just as important.
But that is a point that is totally lost on Progressives. They are simply unable to comprehend Religion.
The only point of reference a Progressive is familiar with is control. Religion must be about controlling people. Otherwise, what is the point?
But religion is not about control of others. It is about control of one’s own life. Of a belief in something that is not materialistic. Of Faith.
People like Obama assume that Religion is ultimately about control.
And to those who are true Believers, we know it is not. That is the difference between those of faith and Progressives.
Christians could never be Progressives. To do so would be to replace faith in God with faith in Government.
And Progressives are never Christians. Or any Faith except Progressivism.
Obama can’t be a Christian and a Progressive.
No one can.