A Modest Proposal for Religious Conservatives

 

Conservatives – especially those of you whose religious beliefs form the basis of your views – must know by now that your time is almost up. While you’ve dominated society for a long time, your dominance has been eroded and undermined over time, from within and without. You are no longer the juggernaut you once were.

You once were free to think and act as you chose, imposing your antiquated, patriarchal and discriminatory views of freedom, religion, families and society upon the rest of us. You acted as if your view of the world was the only possible one, refusing to accept all the others.

Now, our time has come. We grow daily. Our values and ideas have taken root, and the younger generations know only our version of the truth. Every day, fewer people hold onto outdated faiths, embracing the clean, measurable sterility of understanding the universe through science. Every day, more people embrace the reordering of society, the redefinition of the family, the reassessment of humanity. Your ideals, views and history are being erased.

Yes, we are irreverent, immoral and unethical – but only by your puritanical, and rapidly vanishing definition. In fact, it is most amusing that those were the qualities that doomed you from the start. You actually believe the rest of us would follow the same ridiculous, suffocating rules. We live by our own rules, and ignore or co-opt yours as needed. We were patient and indomitable, but more than that, we are intractable, focused, and determined. We will achieve our goal by any means, however long it may take, however many must be sacrificed for the cause.

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