I am sick and tired of the Rightwingers demonizing and vilifying "Progressives." So, my question is to you "God-fearing believers" -
what is it you think the "Progressives" are trying to do??
What is it you want the country to look like? And WHY? If you could wake up tomorrow morning and everything was, in your opinion, finally perfect -
what would the day be like for you? For your children? Your family?
It feels as though you consider "Progressives" THE ENEMY - and I don't understand why anyone wants a stagnant or "regressive" society.
We need to make PROGRESS. Have any of you even really LOOKED at the Progressive Movement's various organizations, movers and shakers, platforms, etc?
If so, what 'outlet(s)' did/do you use to make your assessment? What is your fundamental problem with a secular society that allows religious options
(pro, con, neutral)? Not Glenn Beck's, or Pat Robertson's, or Rush Limbaugh's, or Fox News's. What is YOUR personal, fundamental problem with
Education toward adult achievement and life skills does NOT need to include "God." It is maths, science, history (whether or not history is
"accurate" is a fine subject), social studies, civics, classical philosophy, literature, reading and writing, and whatever "tech" is deemed most
important that should be taught in schools.
I realize I'm opening myself up to bunches of ridicule, backlash, and preaching here. So, I would ask that each respondent come to the table with a
clearly formed, calm opinion based on the following premises:
Morals do not come from "religion".
No one "religion" is the "only, true, correct one."
Children do best in life when allowed to make up their own minds based on KNOWLEDGE of all options, and CRITICAL THINKING.
Progressivism is NOT communism.
So - what do you all think would improve if the entire country became a Theocracy?
edit on 1/28/14 by wildtimes because: (no reason given)