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The secularization thesis takes a punch

by Greg Krehbiel on 28 April 2017

I heard an interesting story on NPR this morning. Recent research is calling into question the widely believed theory that modernization leads to secularization.

It has always seemed to me this thesis is mostly “me so smart” arrogance / ignorance from secularists.

“Education” is often associated with a lack of faith because “education” in modern western societies is largely secularist indoctrination. Change that and the whole secularization thesis would completely fall apart.

2017-04-28  »  Greg Krehbiel

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  1. Robin R.
    28 April 2017 @ 2:48 pm

    The thesis that secularization is a result of modernization goes back to Max Weber, as far as I know. Do you really think he was into some kind of “me so smart” arrogance?

  2. Greg Krehbiel Greg Krehbiel
    28 April 2017 @ 2:49 pm

    I’m referring to the people who refer to it / rely on it in their arguments and conversations, not to whoever invented it.

  3. Robin R.
    28 April 2017 @ 3:28 pm

    Just pointing out that it significantly predates contemporary American “liberalism” and its alleged hegemony in academia.

  4. smitemouth
    28 April 2017 @ 3:44 pm

    I just say “it’s the NYTimes” FAKE NEWS!!!!!!!!!” LOL

  5. Greg Krehbiel Gregk
    28 April 2017 @ 10:08 pm

    @robin, what does “liberalism” have to do with it?

  6. Robin R.
    29 April 2017 @ 2:12 am

    Very well, read “secularism” instead of “liberalism” in my statement.