“It’s not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal, some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology.”
Amen Senator. Rick Santorum delivered some shock and awe while addressing the Tea Party last Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. The Obama administration reacted with condescending disapproval that Senator Santorum would suggest that the President’s agenda could be motivated by an un-biblical theology. Obama is a Christian, of course, they said. Regardless of the personal religious identification of Mr. Barack Obama, the ideology that he and other Progressives cling to is founded on the assumptions of the Theology of the Left.
The Theology of the Left is secular and humanist. It rejects God and instead puts its faith in man. Because of this, the Left finds itself in conflict with the historic theology of our nation, Christianity. Christianity teaches that human beings are sinful and selfish and will only be perfected in heaven. Christianity recognizes that capitalism works because overall, humans can be relied on to act in their own self-interest. The Left works endlessly to eradicate “greed”, mold people to their idea of perfection, and create a heavenly society on earth (i.e. Utopia). This is what John Lennon’s “Imagine” was all about. Christians put their faith and hope in Christ. Leftists put their faith and hope in humans, especially in elite Progressive academics, media personalities, politicians, and bureaucrats. They believe these “enlightened” humans will lead us away from the selfishness of capitalist society toward a peaceful, equal, and benevolent society by implementing a sufficient amount of government regulation and control. Christianity recognizes that every individual is given free will by God. The Left wants a society where bureaucrats have the power to give and revoke freewill as they see fit. Christians are wary of high taxes and too many regulations because they recognize that humans are easily corrupted by power. Leftist Progressives, demand that we “Change” and “Progress” our society from one founded on individual free will, individual responsibility, and limited government to an ever more oppressive and secular State.
Christian faith is based on the historical records of martyred eyewitnesses. Leftism requires faith in the power of collective government to bring peace and justice. This faith is blind to the injustice, poverty, abduction, torture, and murder that Leftist governments have perpetrated over the last 100 years. Socialism and communism (international and national) is unrestrained Leftism in practice. History maintains a clear record of the atrocities of the Soviets in Russia, Mao’s Red China, the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi) in Germany, and the Communists in Cuba, North Korean, and Cambodia. The faith of the Left must be very strong indeed.
As the Administration disdainfully dismisses the allegation that President Obama and the Progressive movement have anything other than Christian principles as their foundation, it is important to pause and consider. Progressivism is not about you, your quality of life, or your job. It is about their plan for society and the Theology of the Left.
Luke A. Jain – Houston, Texas