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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The new religion

Christianity's hold on the West has been weakening for generations now.

But a new religion seems to have taken its place: political correctness. This religion espouses the essentially supernatural belief that there are no significant differences between men and women, or between the races. It preaches that biological reality has nothing to do with gender. And it sermonizes that examining statistical differences between various groups of people makes someone evil.

In this new religion, Satan has been more of less replaced by an entire group of people: white males. All social evils must be ascribed to that group.

Throughout history, most people have just gone along with the religion they're raised in, because it's instilled in them from an early age that this is what decent people believe. If you disbelieve, you go to hell. And even if you don't entirely buy into the concept of an afterlife, well, why take the chance? Even more importantly, veering from your religious roots would result in social ostracism. And for most people, that is a sort of hell.

An awful lot of people seem to subscribe to political correctness for essentially the same reasons. They have been taught that this is the mindset that decent people have, and this mindset must be maintained with an almost religious fervor. People who stray from the PC fold are essentially demonized with labels like "racist" and "sexist" and "ageist" and so on.

These terms are flung about with the same combination of horror and shock and prim disapproval that earlier generations flung about the terms "godless" and "heathen" and "harlot" and "fallen woman" and "bastard."

And, voicing doubts about PC-ism might result in becoming a social -- and sometimes, even professional -- outcast.

So, politically correct types dare not allow themselves to see the obvious. If any contrary thought does creep into their heads ("hmm, after all this talk of racism, maybe our diversity isn't our strength") it is quickly banished.

Most people view other religions, but not their own, as a bunch of silly superstitions. For instance, the idea of getting 72 virgins in Paradise is often mocked by Westerners. But, what, precisely, does Christianity's concept of heaven entail? It's generally unspecified, but for most people, well, limitless sex might be an appealing part of the package.

Likewise with PC-ism: it is regarded by its adherents as the one true way. It is other belief systems which are silly superstitions. Any scientific findings that contradict PC-ism, no matter how well-documented and rigorously proven, are quickly labelled "pseudoscientific" by PC-ites -- because there is no room for doubt in any religion.

The only thing different about PC-ism as a religion is that it prides itself on not being one.

Make no mistake: it is.

8 comments:

Luqman said...

It seems more like an anti-religion. A lot of traditional concepts one finds in most cultures and religions in one form or another are totally inverted in PC/leftism/liberalism whatever you wanna call it. For example, it specifically denies a metaphysical or transcendent nature to reality, yet (hilariously) its adherents seem to be really into wishy-washy, new-agey spiritualism. They hunger for what they deny.

Right now it is specifically anti-Christian, as it originates from the West, and pro-Muslim as a further anti-Christian step. To be consistent however, down the line all religions would need to be replaced by PC or PC-fied. As you say, the one true way.

A major difference is PC is considered to be self-evident by its adherents, such that any stance against it is perceived as a moral failing. This is why at their most charitable, the PC believer thinks others merely need to be educated to accede. While that sounds sort-of like world religions, which definitely have a social enforcement and amplification aspect to them; some religious adherents may act similarly, but it isnt the big picture.

Just like in religion, there is the mass of people who happily follow along with the pressures of society. It is fulfilling to them. Then there are the true believers, internally committed to the faith.

Another inverted aspect is its cannabilistic nature towards true believers. It seems to rely on being anti-established order, pro-marginalized etc. and as it takes root and changes occur in the mentality of societies it leaves its former adherents behind for a new purity. The newly minted pure are extremely destructive towards the old guard but will tolerate them for the greater `good`. Consider the difference in attitudes between modern intersectional feminists and their hippie seniors, or between liberal college professors and their students (which they are afraid of). In any true religion, consistency and genuine belief seems to be greatly valued, but PC is nebulous and everchanging (`progressing`).

Maybe not anti-religion, but rather Religion of Anti.

Anonymous said...

'But a new religion seems to have taken its place: political correctness. This religion espouses the essentially supernatural belief that there are no significant differences between men and women, or between the races. It preaches that biological reality has nothing to do with gender. And it sermonizes that examining statistical differences between various groups of people makes someone evil.'

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John Craig said...

Luqman --
"They hunger for what they deny." There DOES seem to be a basic human need to believe in something that's not real, something mystical we can believe in. And I suppose a lot of religions come at the expense of someone else. PC-adherents don't see themselves this way, but that's what they are. They just happen to be a particularly hypocritical, science-phobic religion, while accusing others of the same.

Yes, it does seem to be cannibalistic, in a way. They're always trying to outdo each other in the "purity" of their beliefs, always inventing new "prejudices" to oppose, and so on. This is what makes it so entertaining when two of their protected groups clash with each other.

John Craig said...

FAKE BABA --
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

If nothing else, Trump did take a sledge hammer to that virus called pc. Yeah, the pc police believe that everything, including religions and lifestyles, are all equal. Every single time I criticize Islam to friends, co workers, or acquaintances, there's always a pc police playing the equivalency card by reminding everyone about the evils of Christianity. PC is such a virus that we as people are no longer allowed to judge. I once made a liberal leave a bar when I told that there are superior cultures, like the Japanese, and inferior cultures, like Somalians. I gave stat after stat, but that just caused her to further foam at the mouth.

Spartan

John Craig said...

Spartan --
The amazing thing about that is that the same liberals who castigate Western men for looking at a woman the wrong way, or making an off-color joke in her presence, turn a blind eye to Muslim honor killings, and Muslims cutting the clits off little girls. And the same liberals who criticize those who disagree with them about allowing transvestites into women's restrooms turn a blind eye to what the Muslims say about homosexuality. The hypocrisy is constant, and overwhelming.

Oh, but hey, the Christians had the Inquisition a mere 550 years ago.

Rifleman said...

Here's the condensed Hilary point of view:

https://twitter.com/OnMessageForHer/status/769212896333135875

John Craig said...

Rifleman --
Ha, yes, she hit those points pretty hard. I wish that instead of just calling names an labeling the liberals would actually try to define their terms. All the other races demonstrate "solidarity," which is just racism by a different name.