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  •  What's missing: Progressive values! (7+ / 0-)

    The choice between "no values" and "traditional values" is a false forced-choice.  

    The third choice is "progressive values."

    This would include progressive religion, as well as progressive rationalism:  the Christianity of Martin Luther King and Jimmy Carter in Protestantism, Dorothy Day and the Berrigans in Catholicism, and their equivalents in the Judaic and Islamic and other traditions, and so on.  

    And let's not forget that value systems under the header of rationalism can also be progressive or regressive:  progressive as in human rights and the uses of science to liberate people, regressive as in neocon imperialism and the uses of science to manipulate people against their will.

    The key to all of this is that we should be defining a coherent and comprehensive set of progressive values and promoting those as eagerly and relentlessly as (if not more so than) the regressives promote theirs.  

    "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

    by G2geek on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 04:27:58 PM PDT

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