Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[politics] One last thought for this day

One more squib from the a discussion in comments on this morning's evolution soapbox post. (I know it's tacky, but I quote myself because I can...it's my blog!)
I personally view secular progressivism as a nearly unrestricted good, but many political conservatives and people of faith certainly don't. Which seems odd to me, because it's precisely secular progressivism which most jealously guards the rights of differing viewpoints and dissenting faiths.

I never fail to be amazed at how the point of tolerance can be lost on people who think they have a grip on spiritual truth. I suppose there's a profound egocentrism in many strains of faith, the "one truth" effect that blinds believers from seeing the limits of the perfected worldview they think they've found. Much like the "Permanent Majority" meme so recently in play among conservatives, come to think of it.
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