Cultural Christianity is no more; and this is the problem.
This could be a truism; what once worked well, even for a long time, does not mean it will continue to work.
It has become obsolete. The trouble is people are slow to wake up to what once was; and is no more.
Religionists now ask why private religious schools are being forced to embrace secular values at odds with their beliefs.
Secular authorities don’t care about religious freedom; they just obsess on whether these schools will resist secular values and if they do; how it will impact on the rights of special interest groups.
That is some Mad Hatter’s logic 101 going on right there; but there you have it.
It is the Clash of Civilizations as we understand it.
Almost over two decades ago all you had to do was avoid the public secular schools to bypass this type of thing; but now the private religious ones are mince-meat too.
The thing is these private schools will have to become 100 percent financially self- sustainable; there really is no way round it. If some have to be closed to free up resources so be it. This will leave the religious free to set their own terms not secular government. The pseudo religious schools should be forced to eliminate all religious association from their names; and join their secular allies.
Of course if any of this doesn’t come to pass soon; home school the kids.
No I am not jesting either.
Despite Christianity’s very public profile for the longest time and Jesus Christ’s command to spread the message to all nations; we should bear in mind that just maybe Christianity has always been, and will always be, a religion for a remnant.
Cultural Christians were friends up until the time they were not.
Cultural Christians were for the most part non-believing persons who still had respect for their Christian heritage.
They were friends until they were not. Then all bets were off.
But their loyalty was based on cultural shifting sands; as soon as the culture began to change, so did they. They traded in their fuddy-duddy Christian cultural heritage for a spanking new secular culture based on untested secular values; that had yet to stand the test of time.
Yet still managed to insist those who refused to come along on the ride were on the wrong side of history.
A wholehearted devotion to a strange assortment of rights became the new morality with anything or anyone who did not embrace it labelled evil; just like Orwell (and the scriptures) said they would.
The traditionalists bemoan the state of their schools where those who go by the moniker Christian are the ones who have brought into this new cultural paradigm; replete with their brand new to-go religion.
Their Christian theology is abysmal so they do what they deem right in their own minds.
These are the former cultural Christians, or the descendants of those who were. Their anti-Christian animus is something to behold; they are the allies of ex Christians, atheists and secularists. They also partner with an assortment of groups who are in the LGBTQ stable.
They have nothing in common with the culture and by extension the religion they used to peg their caps on.
But they never did.
Their bona fides were accepted in good faith although they were never of the faith.
And there lies the rub.