Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
In a previous blog post on Progressive Quakers I noted that the progressives were fully immersed in the idea of progress; that things will inevitably get better and better. And it was this idea of progress which allowed the progressives to undermine traditional Quaker Faith and Practice so effectively. It was also this idea of progress which provided them with conceptual tools for their support of W.W. I. Chuck Fager in his two books on Progressive Quakers seems to agree with this primary view of how history is working.
At truthdig Chris Hedges has penned a stinging, and at the same time thoughtful, critique of the idea of progress and how it negatively impacts our world. The article can be found here:
I found the essay helpful and insightful. Perhaps you will as well,