Friday, October 20, 2017

The Shocking Failures Of "Progressive Christianity"

"The progressive of our time…no longer bother to tell us where they believe they are going. They neither know nor care. Having sown the wind, they reap the whirlwind and are at its mercy. The rudder has cracked and the ship knows no direction. At the moment the only liberty they believe in is the slavery of sexual license and the permission to fashion themselves in the image of any one of a multiplying number of sexual identities, whose very multiplicity and arbitrariness suggest how frail they are and how empty of meaning. What boon this is supposed to confer on mankind, or what this is supposed to contribute to the common good, progressives do not attempt to say. They cannot. In other words, the progressives of our time have no notion of a goal and therefore no notion of progress. They are not moving at all but sinking, deeper and deeper, into delusions and disappointment, blaming their failures on those who are insufficiently eager to sink along with them."

Anthony Esolen, Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture, p. 185

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