The elites that now determine our culture's values consensus are spiritually, philosophically, and morally insane, self-deluded.
Either that or they are craftily devious.
Mad or Machiavellian, they embrace and propagate dizzying contradictions that are in recent days anything but subtle.
Here is a sampling of secularist contradictions—especially among left-progressivist utopians:
1. They deny the doctrine of sin, but want judgment on those they accuse as "sinners."
Celebrities today vie with the worst of medieval inquisitionists. They consign opponents to a level in Hell not even Dante envisioned. Yet they miss the fact that if there is no Absolute holiness, there is no standard for declaring anything sinful. Worse, in such a barren worldview there is no place for grace.
2. Progressive-left secular utopians don't believe in the Kingdom of God, but want the benefits of the Kingdom anyway.
Since most of the young secular progressivist leftist utopians were educated in academic establishment institutions they learned little history, or heavily redacted versions. They don't know the history of utopian movements devoid of the values articulated by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), and summarized by Paul as the Kingdom of "righteousness (justice), peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit." (Romans 14:17) This makes secular progressive leftist utopianism frightening. It seeks a certain order in society, but believes it comes institutionally more than personally. Therefore coercion is essential, for there is no other means of establishing the regime they desire and sustaining it over time but through authoritarianism.
3. Many progressivist leftist secular utopians want sexual antinomianism but also want the persecution of those they accuse as being sexual antinomians.
"Antinomians" are those who oppose the rule of law, and strive for anarchy. (See 2 Thessalonians).
Every sexual abuser should experience the wrath of the law. Every abused person deserves justice. That justice, we are reminded, is "blind" regarding social status, position, race, or any other classification. But there is a sad inconsistency in Hollywood's love for shattering traditional boundaries about the depiction of sexual behavior while many of its voices try to join the justifiable outcry over sexual abuse. They laugh at the old preachers of a past era who warned their people not to go to "picture shows", and those pastors and other clerics today who preach against the entertainment establishment's delight in pushing the limits. Yet many who scorn the moral codes of the past protest loudly when people act in reality what they portray fictionally.