Western Tolerance Masks Arrogant Ignorance

How the stabbing of a Christian Woman at Speaker’s Corner highlights the Cowardice of Western Tolerance.

Western tolerance masks the arrogant ignorance endemic within western society. The relativity of all world-views is not a symbol of progressive enlightenment, instead it is nothing short of lazy self-righteous virtue-signalling. This lazy virtue-signalling creates atmospheres where events like this stabbing will continue.

How does the worldview of progressives, leftists or the ‘woke’ left, whatever you want to call them, contribute to this stabbing? The progressive worldview rests on atheistic intellectual assumptions that fuel Western tolerance. Yet they do not understand how their worldview signals the end of western culture. The self-serving, self-righteous virtue-signalling belief in the equality of all world-views or religions is as dangerous as it is stupid.

Progressives generally believe that all religions at their heart are basically the same. Yes they will accept each religion has differences at the fringes, but in the end they all lead to same place. Funnily enough that place is the same secular humanist position they all share. This nonsense about all religions leading to secular humanism creates their intellectual arrogance. For if every religion leads to your position, then you are intellectually superior because you have already arrived at the true and enlightened position. Others are just catching up. And furthermore you don’t have to learn anything about other religions or world-views, as they are all coming to you anyway.

Religious and historical ignorance rewards progressives. They do not want to understand the differences between religions, because if they don’t lead to same enlightenment humanism – their intellectual position – then they are wrong. This is the dirty little secret of western tolerance, it is not tolerance at all. It is apathetic ignorance shielding the stupidity of their own position. And progressives will go to great lengths to hide their intellectual dishonesty, even from themselves.

For Western progressives – religions are tools to be mined for perpetuating their virtue-signalling. But progressives could not separate an isnad chain from a choke chain. For example, when Barak Obama quoted from the Quran 5:32. He said it was his favourite verse from the Quran. It basically says that whoever kills one man, it was as if he killed all humanity. And the progressives cheered and happily went around quoting it in their speeches. It showed their virtue, ‘See I’ve read and understood the Quran’. It displayed their truth, that all religions are the same. But then just as quickly as it appeared in the public discourse, it disappeared.

People who know a little about Islam know why. The verse is not from Mohammad at all, but it is a quote from a Jewish commentary referring to the story of Cain and Abel. That would be bad enough. Worse still, in the very next verse at 5:33, the Quran refutes the verse. That verse says anyone who does as Cain did in this life should to be executed if they do not repent. Opps! Not as tolerant or as life affirming as portrayed.

But progressives know most Westerners are totally ignorant of the Quran and are too lazy to check their work –  so they get away with taking quotes out of context. And it does not matter even when they are caught, because it won’t be known for months and by that stage no-one will care. The quote served its purpose, ‘look at my intellectual superiority, see even the Quran says every human is equal.’ Except of course in the many place it doesn’t (see Quran – Surah 9:29 as an example)!

The stabbing that occurred at Speaker’s Corner in London this week is just another example of this lazy ignorance. How has the progressive media responded to the attack on a Christian woman in the bastion of Free Speech in London? Crickets! The progressive media displays the complete intellectual bankruptcy of the so-called tolerant left through their silence.

But they have an excuse of course, got to get in their fear porn about the COVID-19. It does not matter that Free Speech, the foundation of Western culture for the past 500 years is under attack. People need to know about the 2 geriatrics who died from COVID-19 yesterday – won’t mention that on average around 460 Australians die each day from all causes. That little detail is unimportant.

Progressives are arrogant ignorant know-nothings when it comes to the world’s religions. The major differences that exist between Christianity, Islam and Judaism are portrayed as irrelevant. And these are just the mono-theistic religions, that is not including the major differences existing between them and all the other world religions. Their so-called tolerance masks their arrogant intolerance. But by the grace of the universe, the society’s collective ignorance serves the myth of their tolerance. And they use their self proclaimed intellectual superiority as a shield against criticism, all-the-while arrogantly looking down their noses at the religions of the world.

Their tolerance is not about caring for minorities – it is a club to silence the differences amongst the religions. They want to hide the truth that all religions don’t lead to the same place from the public discourse for their own selfish reasons. And that is the real truth that terrifies them – showing they are little more than cowards and bullies!

“For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear what they want to hear.” (2 Timothy 4:3)

 
 

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