Liberalism’s Problem with Christianity

One doesn’t need to believe in order to understand the principles of early Protestant political ideas on liberty, the role of the civil magistrate and civil society. Yet, without the Christian faith as a foundation, liberalism will not help us live well together

Here in the West, we like to think of ourselves as liberals. Freedom for all, we say. Individual rights! is the cry heard from Poland to Perth. As liberals we understand society to be made up of individuals, and believe those individuals to be equal, with each possessing inherent moral agency. This equality and moral agency, we believe, mean that each individual possesses a set of basic rights enforceable by law. Our society and our political structures and practices are built upon this liberal ideal. Everybody is free, and everybody is equal. This, it seems, is our most basic political and social assumption.

  • Shebel

    I love that Vacant little Protestant Church on the hill.

    It is a symbol of what used to be.
    When People were not afraid to Praise Lord Jesus,—The one true SON of GOD.

    Now we must must deny Him—
    Because the Gov’t tells us so.

    We must not OFFEND the EVIL of Islam.

    So beat your wife
    Sell your Child
    Kill the Fag
    Wear a Mask.

    It is a new World.

    • True Patriot

      I will pray… me thinks you do protest too much…
      Matthew 7:1-3
      Do not forget

      John 10:16

      Jesus has sheep even in the flock of Islam.

  • canminuteman

    Is that what the people who call themselves “liberals” today think they believe? They sure don’t act like that is what they believe.

    • Alain

      That is what is now called classical liberalism, which died long ago. Classical liberalism, or real liberalism is especially based on freedom from big government dictating how we live, eat and drink.

  • Because rules, order, morality, love of God and not of self.

    Stuff like that.

    Happy Passover and Easter and week-end.