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Debate Score:109
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Is Progressivism a religion?

Many on the left will be repulsed by the notion that they are following the dictates of a religion.  They view themselves as the ultimate secularists.  It may be that they cannot see the forest for the trees.  Progressives have great passion for their cause, and we have seen throughout history the way religion can incite the greatest passion, often leading to murders and wars.  Perhaps if we look at Progressivism through the religious prism, we may better understand the actions of its minions.

Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all profess an all-knowing and all-powerful supernatural being: God.  Progressives may say they do not belong to a religion because they do not believe in God.  But Progressivism professes an all-powerful State.  The State is Progressives' god and determines what is moral and immoral and has the power to destroy whom it wants.

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Capitalism is a religion. It has all the traditional markers associated with religion: myth-building, false gods, pointless ceremony and operates on the same "do as I say not as I do" principle.

Side: Yes
Jody(1225) Disputed
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Capitalism is a religion. It has all the traditional markers associated with religion: myth-building, false gods, pointless ceremony and operates on the same "do as I say not as I do" principle.

Socialism is a religion. It has all the traditional markers associated with religion: myth-building, false gods, pointless ceremony and operates on the same "do as I say not as I do" principle.

Side: No
Hootie(927) Disputed
2 points

Socialism is a religion.

Not really. Technically perhaps, but given that it is the antidote to capitalism, one could probably state it is a religion in the same way that atheism is a religion.

Side: Yes
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Progressivism is more like a cult.

In the same manner as Jim Jones, the Progressive Left has brainwashed it's followers to believe that men (who have disorders, and think they are women) should be treated as normal, and allowed to play in women's sports.

This cult wants to force every school to allow boys who think they are girls into our daughter's bathrooms.

They have brainwashed their followers to believe it is ok to kill viable babies for any reason.

They have brainwashed you to deny the science of Biology, deny the natural design of our bodies, and believe that two men having sex is a natural normal sexual orientation.

Who else could believe such lunacy unless they were brainwashed into this Progressive cult?

This cult has the bully pulpit of Liberal media, constantly chanting the Progressive mantra to it's low end masses. They bribe them with free stuff while conditioning their minds to Political Correctness.

They want their followers to ignore the great economy, the record low unemployment, the dismantling of ISIS, the wage increases, our new independence from foreign oil producing nations, etc. etc.

They say ignore all this good stuff and HATE TRUMP! HATE TRUMP! HATE TRUMP! Chant it over and over until you actually believe it.

Just know that there are groups who can help you with your deprogramming. Don't drink the cool-aide!

Side: Yes

Progressivism isn't it's own ideology. It is, in fact, a subset of several ideologies, all of which originated with Classical British Conservatism. It is not a religion, does not believe in divine enlightenment (though not is it an inherently secular subset), and isn't even a purely left wing thing. Donald Trump has been a strong advocate for a number of progressive issues.

The term is being consistently misused to refer to a nonexistent left wing ideology, when in reality the actual term for the ideology in question is Modern Welfare Liberalism, or in some rare instances Social Democratic Theory.

Oh, and the left is by no means atheist. Most people on the left are theists of some form.

Side: No
Hootie(927) Disputed
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Progressivism isn't it's own ideology.

Make a note to yourself. Before you bombard people with pseudo-intellectual diatribe in a bizarre effort to con them into thinking your opinion is worth reading, LEARN TO USE YOUR OWN LANGUAGE WITHOUT MAKING MISTAKES BEFITTING OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS.

Side: Yes
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I'm confused. Are you angry that I am using the actual, proper terms within political science? If so, why?

Side: No
1 point

The term is being consistently misused to refer to a nonexistent left wing ideology, when in reality the actual term for the ideology in question is Modern Welfare Liberalism, or in some rare instances Social Democratic Theory.

Would you say the Democratic Party is being flooded with Marxists and Marxist ideas?

Side: Yes
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No. Democrats are not calling for a popular uprising of the working class to democratically seize the means of production.

There has been a recent influx in popularity of Social Democratic Theory, however. But that isn't Marxism, any more than Libertarianism is Modern American Conservatism.

Side: No