That's one of the dumbest comments I've heard in a year of profoundly stupid comments.
I for one need no substitution for religion, that's the point the entire enterprise is unnecessary.
If LGBT people or minority people work toward better representation that in no way indicates they're substituting if for religion it just means they're busy. While white supremacist just count their hobby in as part of Christianity since Christianity is anything the person professing it says it is.
Race, gender, and sexual orientation were the three main dimensions of what in the 1970s began to be called identity politics.
Apart from the fact that you seem to dislike both, how do Identity Politics substitute for Religion.?
Educate us given that the article makes no mention of religion.
Not really, however there is a movement to turn identity politics in a cult if for no other reason than to shun and hate the heretic and the mis-believer.
The desire to Hate is always the real reason and motivation behind the preacher against "sin"
We founded a country on the basis of that our differences are what we as americans derive strength from. It says on the quarter in latin... Out of many, we are one...
I don't give a flying shit about what race, identity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, favorite animal, color,political party, sexual position, or ice cream flavor you happen to be...
What I care about is how you treat others. Your actions are what define you. So stop with the he said she said bs. Stop with democrats and republicans. Stop all the hate and bigotry.
The one thing that makes us the same as everyone else... Is that we are human. We can either grow and prosper together as a people. Or we can die in the desert alone...
We are a broken nation capable of so much. We hold so much potential... And we sit here day after day squabbling like dogs. Wake the fuq up. Read between the lines. Shut off the tv. And go outside and take a good luck at our problems.. If your going to judge others... You should take a good hard look at yourself first. Nuff' said.
I'm currently reading the book "Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody" by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay who present (quite convincingly) the so-called Social Justice Movement as a postmodern ersatz religion.
I think they have a point (although I'd call it a quasi religion, like Communism or Fascism, because bona fide religions usually have some supernatural entities they focus on)
Religions usually have sets of conclusions ( for example the 10 commandments) which they try to shame people into keeping faith constant. I do not think that "Identities, mainly race, gender and sexual orientation," are in any state to reach widespread conclusions yet .They are still recruiting supporters yet . They are still fishers of men(and women) to their causes which often clash.