Donald R. McClarey

Politics as Substitute Religion on the Left

    I have long noted that for many people on the Left politics serves as a substitute religion.  The thought is not original to me of course, but now the idea is beginning to spread to organs of the

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Politics as Religion

Perhaps the most popular heresy today among many Catholics is the substitution of Leftism for the Faith.  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts, courtesy Mark Shea, gives us an example of this.  He begins by pondering what the Founding Fathers had

Read More »
Donald R. McClarey

Trading Christ for Caesar

How many faithful Catholics have been alienated from the Church due to the embrace by some of the clergy of left-wing politics?  Science Fiction author Sarah Hoyt writes on the topic:   The Catholic Church in America appears to be

Read More »

Leftism as Substitute Religion

  The howls of incoherent fury with which much of the left has greeted the advent of the Trump administration seems quite strange until we recall that leftism is essentially not a political movement for many of its adherents but

Read More »

Ignorance as Brave New World

    Much of leftist politics today consists of leftists stating that what is manifestly not true must be believed with a religious fervor that would put to shame most Trappist monks.  Dave Griffey at his blog Daffey Thoughts reminds us of the

Read More »

Google Celebrates Their Religion

Ed Driscol notes that Google has a predictable manner of observing Easter.  Ironic, since whatever else you could say about Cesar Chavez he was a devout Catholic:   “While two billion Christians around the world celebrate Easter Sunday on this

Read More »

Leftism as a Religion

Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, 2 Timothy 3:2   Dennis Praeger has a brilliant post up at National Review Online in which he describes leftism as a subsitute religion: Within mainstream Protestantism

Read More »