Secular Religion

Melanie Phillips writes on the effect of the human rights culture on society. She makes the observation that,

… modern human rights [are] acting as a solvent upon the moral values on which our society [depend] – principally our sense of duty and responsibility – and that this [is] destroying real human rights…
(I’ve changed the tenses of the verbs in [] to make the quote make sense.)

Of course, she would not see the solution from a Christian world view, but she has a clear view of the symptoms of the sickness. Indeed her observations lead her to the conclusion that,

…human rights are now our secular religion…

I’m glad that some people are beginning to wake up to this and correctly locate it in real life.

Secular Religion