An Athiest site was thrilled that one party is finally giving them the attention they feel they deserve with a new resolution.
The Democrat party seems to want it both ways.
Pelosi spouts fake scriptures, Buttigieg moralizes that he’s a better believer than anyone on the Right, and Mad Maxine hijacks funerals to denounce Trump and claims ‘God sent me to Get Trump’ in a political speech that filled the time slot where a sermon was supposed to go.
And in the same breath, the party that booed God in 2012, and tried to disqualify several Trump nominees for their CHRISTIAN beliefs is giving a nod of support to non-believers.
An Athiest site was thrilled to report the resolution passed in last Weekend’s DNC meeting… it was the same meeting, we might add, where that really big preacher in the purple shirt claimed that Christianity and the Constitution both endorse Socialism.
(Like we said… they want it both ways.)
Here’s the resolution they put up and passed.
WHEREAS, the religiously unaffiliated demographic has tripled in the last two decades, now representing 25% of the overall American population and 35% of those under the age of 30; and
WHEREAS, religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values, with 70% voting for Democrats in 2018, 80% supporting same-sex marriage, and 61% saying immigrants make American society stronger; and
WHEREAS, the religiously unaffiliated demographic represents the largest religious group within the Democratic Party, growing from 19% in 2007 to one in three today; and
WHEREAS, the nonreligious have often been subjected to unfair bias and exclusion in American society, particularly in the areas of politics and policymaking where assumptions of religiosity have long predominated; and
WHEREAS, those most loudly claiming that morals, values, and patriotism must be defined by their particular religious views have used those religious views, with misplaced claims of “religious liberty,” to justify public policy that has threatened the civil rights and liberties of many Americans, including but not limited to the LGBT community, women, and ethnic and religious/nonreligious minorities; and
WHEREAS, the Democratic Party is an inclusive organization that recognizes that morals, values, and patriotism are not unique to any particular religion, and are not necessarily reliant on having a religious worldview at all; and
WHEREAS, nonreligious Americans made up 17% of the electorate in 2018 and have the potential to deliver millions more votes for Democrats in 2020 with targeted outreach to further increase turnout of nonreligious voters; and
WHEREAS, a record number of openly nonreligious candidates are running for public office;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE recognizes:
1. The value, ethical soundness, and importance of the religiously unaffiliated demographic, a group of Americans who contribute in innumerable ways to the arts, sciences, medicine, business, law, the military, their communities, the success of the Party and prosperity of the Nation; and
2. That religiously unaffiliated Americans are a group that, as much as any other, advocates for rational public policy based on sound science and universal humanistic values and should be represented, included, and heard by the Party.
Is the religiously unaffiliated group on the rise? Sure.
But those statistics are not static. Even among believers in the church today, it’s not uncommon to hear members describe their own lives with a falling away/return to faith element to their faith journey. In such cases, the irreligious phase in their lives almost universally corresponds to the teen years and early adulthood.
Projecting a trend based on current numbers of non-religious in that age range into the future is uncertain at best.
Their reference to the immigrant issue is dishonest. It fails to distinguish between those who entered lawfully and those who do not. Lawful immigration can make us stronger. Undermining the rule of law does not.
Nonreligious have suffered ‘unfair bias’? Oh, puh-lease. Have we forgotten who’s driving the militant group of the ‘cancel culture’? It’s THEIR team. If you don’t march lockstep with their culture, you get silenced!
Try telling that to the CEO of Moxilla that was kicked to the curb after he was ‘outed’ for making a private donation to a political cause that was politically unpopular, or the owners of Chick Fil A who have never ONCE discriminated against anyone regardless of any kind of sexual identity but have become the perpetual objects of hate and political harassment because of one interview in which the owner (whose stores stay closed on Sundays!) gave the ‘shocking’ answer that he supports traditional marriage.
If you could sum up the Left’s attitude to debating with rivals with one gif, it might be this one:
But instead of ‘keeling’ you, they’ll just kick you off of social media, or get you fired from a job, or Doxx you, or harass you at home or in a restaurant, or — as in the case of a certain cake-maker — launch three consecutive lawsuits with the explicit purpose of driving them into bankruptcy to punish them for holding to ideas that ‘offend’ the self-righteous Left.
(And they call US ‘preachy’…sheesh!)
As for that ‘ethical soundness’ they are so proud of, the don’t even realize the morality they boast about is working from borrowed capital. (See “Hey Athiest, Get Your Own Moral Code” (Part 1 & Part 2))
It’s the ethical form without the substance. Every voice deserves to be heard — that’s the point of representative government. But what makes a group explicitly gathering around their unbelief so compelling? Why not — say — left-handedness?
Aren’t THEY the ones who pretend that atheism is merely an ‘absence of belief’? If so, how can that possibly be a central and defining element of their group identity? Or are they admitting they haven’t been entirely honest with us in their public discourse over the last few decades?
The Democrats want the PRETENSE of being friendly to Christianity without any specific COMMITMENT. They have been openly hostile to Chrisitan belief and expression, making it subservient in their priorities to Secularism. (You can believe whatever you want, but unless it’s taken from the SECULAR worldview, shut up about it and don’t let it influence your decisions.)
How does that square with — to pick one example among many — that oft-cited quote by John Adams?
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
The Democrats, of course, are free to take whatever stance they like. But they are also free to DEAL with the consequences of those choices.
They may discover that the unintended consequence of this tactic is that in wooing the IRRELIGIOUS in their group, they are signaling to the Christians among them that there really isn’t room for them in the Party That Booed God and cheers behavior that God has explicitly forbidden.
Depending on how far and fast they go, they may find that they hemorrhage members from devout segments of minority groups the Democrats had THOUGHT they had all locked up. And the groups most likely could defect might just surprise them.
As one example, plenty of foreign-born people with traditional religious values will take a look at what Democrats are rallying around and could decide — this is a bridge too far.
Here’s just ONE of the reasons why we can be confident Jesus really is who we Claim He is — VIDEO: Seven Miles
And here are some stories from the archives on the collision of Atheism with faith and culture: