Wallace Henley on Governor Cuomo’s Confession of Faith and America’s Growing ‘State Religion’

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently perhaps unwittingly intoned the confession of faith of the religion of progressivism.

Noting the decline in the rate of COVID-19 cases in his state, Cuomo proclaimed: “We brought the number down. God did not do that. Faith did not do that. Destiny did not do that…”

One could almost hear in the background the grand anthem of the religion of progressivism, “Invictus,” written by William Ernest Henley (no kin to me, I hope, as I am sure he would also say were he alive):

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul…
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.

Those words yank me back mentally to the late 1950s. Sophie Davis, a saintly high school choral director, taught us great Christian anthems. But she also taught us the musical version of “Invictus.” Her motives were pure. She wanted us to stand strong before the world’s travails.

Mrs. Davis simply did not comprehend the difference between “Invictus” and “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?”

“America is dying from an idea she only dimly understands,” says James Ostrowski, in his book, Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America. Ostrowski writes that some call progressivism America’s new “state religion,” especially among elite establishments who see it as almost messianic.

In 1961, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black categorized “secular humanism” as a “religion” among those that “do not teach… a belief in the existence of God.”

To grasp the ideas inherent in the Left Secular Progressivist Socialism (LSPS) belief system, we must look at four words:

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Wallace Henley