Why the Left despises Religion

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    The reaction of the Left to the upswing in religious values has a very simple reaction. The Left despises religion and God because it puts into place an authority higher than them. The Leftist movement was founded on the premise of destroying the Establishment so their attacks on Organized Religion are a continuation of their battle against Authority Figures.

    One could say the it is a refusal on the part of the Left to mature and become adults. The Anti-Establishment view is very egocentric. Using Kohlberg's Moral Stages of Development, those on the Left are stuck at stage 2, the key to this interpretation being the Left's preponderance to resort to moral relativism in their reasoning behind actions.
     
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    On the other hand, they might hate religion because the left know deep down inside they are going to HELL! :dev1:

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    Fricken ACLU--claim they are "protect" us from government intrusion but sticking their own damn agendas into everything. Arrogant bastards! How stupid do they really think we are??
     
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    Invoking Kohlberg really doesn't help to lend any legitimacy to "liberals want to tear down the establishment because they hate The Man for imposing rules and regulations and morals so". Ha. Kind of antithetical to the whole big government argument, is it not? Morality without religion, anyone? No?

    I'm on the left. I don't despise religion or God. And I also don't spew invective non-sequitors like "anti-establishment".
     
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    More accurately. You want to replace the naturally evolved institutions, practices, and general way of things, with a radically stupid and idiotic paradigm. The only way you can do this is complete control of society through totalitarianism, because your theories of how things "should" be is completely out of touch and unnatural. So yes. You are rebelling against the status quo, preferring even more levels of totalitarianism to institute the lunacy which you're convinced is morally superior.
     
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    Ok, what do I want to replace? What are my theories on how things "should be"?
     
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    typical lib crap. socialism. income redistribution. corporations sued for the irresponsibility of their customers. Judicial activist judges rewriting law from the bench, villification of christians, rich people, white people, men, israelis.. on and on. shall i continue?
     
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    Naked - I think it is perfectly valid to view attacks on Organized Religion by some elements of the left as an immature reaction to an authority figure. Most of the left-wingers with whom I attempt to discuss religion resort to childish and immature diversionary tactics in their argumentation.
     
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    Look how maturely naked accepts his decimation in debating.
     
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    I've been decimated in debate my generalizations and prejudgements! OW!! My...PRIDE.


    I'm not a socialist. I believe in tax cuts and I didnt like the death (dum dum DUUUMMM) tax; why? Because I'm from a Christian household, I'm rich, I'm white, and I'm a man.

    That being said, religion is for people who are scared of their shadows, rich people should be forced to give their money to lazy people, white people are elitists, and men are pigs.

    JUST KIDDING. I don't believe any of that crap. You've done pegged all the shit that seperates me from the 'typical libs' you hate so much. I fart in your general direction.
     

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