While there is great disdain for mixing traditional religious principles with science, politics, and morality, secularists don’t seem to have a problem mixing their own brand of religion with their ideology. “For many,” Douglas Young, a professor of political science and history, argues, “their new religion is politics, their faith is their ideology, and their church is their political party. Like religious zealots, they fervently believe they have a monopoly on truth and are hell-bent on spreading their convictions, whatever the consequences.”[1]

Unlike those who believe in ethical standards and the limitation of power in every area of life, these secular religionists have nothing to limit them in their quest to use politics to “create heaven on earth.” The result is fascism, where the State is the “true reality of the individual.” Benito Mussolini (1883–1945) defined fascism this way: “The Fascist State organizes the nation, but leaves a sufficient margin of liberty to the individual; the latter is deprived of all useless and possibly harmful freedom, but retains what is essential; the deciding power in this question cannot be the individual, but the State alone.” Of course, liberals don’t see their ideology as being fascist because whatever they believe is good is by its nature good, “and good things can’t be fascist by simple virtue of the fact that liberals approve of them.”[2]

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