[Marxism] Secular Chauvinism (was How to answer these questions?)
Louis R Godena
louisgodena at ids.net
Tue Aug 1 07:21:39 MDT 2006
> My claim is, instead, that there exists secular chauvinism, a common
> vice among Western leftists, which makes them assume that secular
> nationalism and secular socialism of any variety is better than Islam
> of any variety in any respect. That assumption is contradicted by
> historical evidence, when it comes to treatment of ethnic and
> religious minorities, for instance.
On the whole, the more advanced a society, the more secular its character.
Ancient, malevolent superstitions like Islam (and to some extent the
"western" religions) are the response of people afraid of the future. I
mean, how can one respect a civilization that sends its members by the
hundreds of thousands to the roof-tops to shout "God is Great!"? And, I
would think that (again, on the whole) it was people like the Communists who
were most conscientious of the rights of minorities.
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