>>3045>Not really -and its effect is the very opposite of these ideologies'.
Only on the surface.
As Marxism progressivism, pure and untainted Christianity teaches hatred of your life, your family, the world, wealth etc. (Luke 14:26, 1 John 2:15, Matthew 19:21-24)
The traditional family values you think you're defending against progressivism are not Christian at all. They only became Christian in the middle modern period when the anti-caffeine and anti-alcohol Christian moralists began to appeal to family values in an attempt to stop people from engaging in what they perceived to be sinful behaviors.
Before that, Christianity's highest ideal was lifelong celibacy and the monastic lifestyle, where one never marries or has children, but isolates oneself from one's kinsfolk and embraces a life of burning hatred for oneself and the world just as Jesus had instructed, afraid to poke one's nose out of the monastery window lest God smites him.
Because that didn't sit well with most people since doing this is complete and utter insanity, the Church took children away from their parents by force as a tithe in order to turn them into Christian monks.
In truth, traditionalism was the norm worldwide long before Abrahamist philosophy emerged, whether we're talking about Judeo-Christianity or Marxism. Everyone from Western pagans to practitioners of the Chinese indigenous religions had it, otherwise their societies would not live very long. And European society survived in spite of
not because of
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