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Sulivan is not elaborate, but his straightforward assessment is not necessarily boring or wrong.
By religion, I mean something quite specific: a practice not a theory; a way of life that gives meaning, a meaning that cannot really be defended without recourse to some transcendent value, undying "Truth" or God (or gods).

Which is to say, even today's atheists are expressing an attenuated form of religion.

If you want to see liberal values win, tribal validation is not mandatory indeed. But if too many people are actually repulsed by how far intersectionality, queer "tolerance" and similar unbounded values are going, that is perhaps exactly why Trump gets all validation and more.
by das monde on Tue Dec 18th, 2018 at 06:58:59 PM EST
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