Monday, 18 July 2011

Secular v Christian Right: Saving the world for worldliness, or until repentance?

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Why try to save the world from collapse?

Although they have a similar perception of causes, the reason to save the world is almost opposite on the Secular Right and the Christian Right.

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The Secular Right (libertarians, nationalists, mainstream Conservatives and Republicans) want to prevent collapse and save the world so that it can be more fully and coherently worldly.

The Secular Right hates political correctness because it is crazily throwing-away peace and prosperity for its socialist delusions of equality, multiculturalism, pacifism etc; the Secular Right want to prevent collapse and save the world to ensure continued peace and prosperity.

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The Christian Right, in almost complete contrast, want the world to repent and reform; to recognize that the primary pursuit of peace and prosperity is wicked: the Christian Right wants the modern world to repent the pursuit of peace and prosperity: to cease to pursue peace and prosperity.

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The Secular Right sees the decline in peace and prosperity as the causal-outcome of errors on the Left - errors such as false understanding of causality, faulty political and economic systems, bad laws and regulations, distortions by interest groups, having the wrong people in charge etc.

The Christian Right sees the decline in peace and prosperity as the punishment due to sin - that peace and prosperity are in reality and practice - at a personal level - worldly comfort and worldly distraction: and that it is wicked to live for such base goals.

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The Secular Right and the Left therefore want the same thing - P&P, comfort and distraction - but differ about how to achieve them.

The Christian Right regards the primacy of P&P as an evil delusion - and wants a society based on something else altogether.

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The Secular Right wants to prevent collapse because collapse reduces P&P, and leads to widespread misery and death.

The Christian Right wants to prevent collapse to allow more time for repentance (to save more souls).

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The Secular Right warns about the nature and consequences of impending collapse because it wants to shock people into realizing that they are in danger of throwing-away what they hold most dear; to shock them into adopting a more efficient and effective system of making society more focused on maintaining expanding peace and prosperity.

The Christian Right warns about the nature and consequences of collapse because it wants to shock people into realizing that they are advanced in sin, that living primarily for peace and prosperity is the problem - not a solution.

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At a personal level, the Secular Right aims to produce an enlightenment, a recognition that Leftist methods are false and failures.

The Secular Right aims to replace egalitarianism with enlightened self-interest.

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At a personal level, the Christian Right aims to produce an enlightenment, a recognition that Leftist (and Secular Right) goals are false and evil.

The Christian Right aims to replace the pursuit of self-interest with the pursuit of salvation, the pursuit of holiness, of Goodness - a life aimed-at spiritual advancement.

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Therefore the Secular Right and the Christian Right - despite the coincidence of anti-Leftism - want quite different, almost opposite, things from society; want quite different, almost opposite, things for themselves; and are pointing in quite different, almost opposite, directions. 

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