CHRISTIANITY & LIBERAL INDIVIDUALISM CAN'T COEXIST
Christianity Today quoted something worth reposting. Finally, some mainstream Christians are seeing the fundamental incompatibility of Christian ethics with liberal rights. We need obligations to each other (even ethnic obligations). Matthew Loftus:
"I think about how dangerous it is to build our social order on autonomy and freedom and how only a biblical sense of obligation to one another can pull us back from the brink. When we talk about 'liberalism' in the West, we often conflate progressivism and classical liberalism. Most modern-day 'conservatism' is just as classically liberal as progressivism because it centers around autonomy and freedom, and most political debates assume that human beings ought to have the freedom to be independent of obligations or expectations put upon them… Christian moral values will always be fighting a losing battle in a culture that sacramentalizes individual autonomy."