You’ve probably noticed that a lot of books promoting atheism and attacking religion are on the best seller list these days. Most of these authors are liberals and their books are embraced and applauded by the left. It’s the hot new thing.
If you’re not worried about this trend, maybe you should be. Here’s what author Dinesh D’Souza writes, “Psychologist Nicholas Humphrey argued in a recent lecture that just as Amnesty International works to liberate political prisoners around the world, secular teachers and professors should work to free children from the damaging influence of their parents’ religious instruction. ‘Parents, correspondingly, have no god-given license to enculturate their children in whatever ways they personally choose: no right to limit the horizons of their children’s knowledge, to bring them up in an atmosphere of dogma and superstition, or to insist they follow the straight and narrow paths of their own faith.’
“Philosopher Richard Rorty argued that secular professors in the universities ought ‘to arrange things so that students who enter as bigoted, homophobic religious fundamentalists will leave college with views more like our own.’ Rorty noted that students are fortunate to find themselves ‘under the benevolent Herrschaft [dominion] of people like me, and to have escaped the grip of their frightening, vicious, dangerous parents.’ Indeed, parents who send their children to college should recognize that as professors ‘we are going to go right on trying to discredit you in the eyes of your children, trying to strip your fundamentalist religious community of dignity, trying to make your views seem silly rather than discussible.”
If it’s not one thing it’s another with liberals. In addition to this anti-religious bias, they’ve been cozying up to radical Islam, pushing for transgender equality, slandering the rich, knocking Israel, promoting an extreme global warming agenda, finding racism everywhere, despising capitalism, hating white males more than ever and lobbying for the biggest tax increase in history. The writer Joe Sobran put it best, “Liberalism’s fatal flaw, …. is that it has no permanent norms, only a succession of enthusiasms espoused by minor prophets. Each of these seems like a hot new idea to liberals, but soon goes to irksome and destructive extremes.”