The Cult of Moloch drives out all others.
The established Modern Cosmopolitan Cult is the Cult of No Cults. It is the Cult of Nothing. Only a Cult of Nothing could risk much room within its temenos for other cults – the Christian, the pagan, the Mohammedan, and so forth. For, all those other cults have positive principals, each of whom with his worshippers would be at odds with the others, contesting for dominance over the hearts and acts of the cosmopolitans, until one of them achieved the victory and established his own cult. Were any of them established, they would make no such room for their competitors within their own precincts. So all such positive cults will tend to engender a state of affairs in which they may be established and their competitors driven out.
As a purely negative, incredulous, skeptical, agnostic cult, the Modern Cosmopolitan Cult is proud of its ostensible toleration of other positive cults. It bruits about that toleration, advertises it as an important and extremely advantageous feature (not a bug). But despite its agnostic and skeptical pretensions, the Cult of Nothing too has a Principal; it has a positive god, who is intent on driving out the other gods competing for the hearts of the cosmopolitans. His name is Moloch. Moloch is the god of Nothing.
And by the lights of Moloch, nothing is more important than Nothing. So under the fully realized Modern Cosmopolitan Cult, nothing may be worshipped, other than Nothing; and everything else must be sacrificed, must be let go, in favor of Nothing.
The young of the cosmopolitans, e.g., are far less important than Nothing. So under the terms of that Cult may they – aye, ought they – be sacrificed on the altar of Moloch, without scruple or worry.
Like any other cult, the Modern Cosmopolitan Cult cannot in the final analysis tolerate any others in its temenos. It must impose a religious test on all citizens, each of whom it must require to pay tithes – every tax dollar spent on social welfare programs is the fruit of a tithe – and otherwise make sacrifice upon its altars. It must require at least ostensible and publicly proclaimed orthodoxy from all the subjects of the sovereign. It cannot allow anyone to be politically incorrect, and must punish, ostracize, banish, persecute, bewilder, kill the heterodox, who are its proper scapegoats. It cannot allow the public celebration of any rites other than its own. Its toleration of other cults must then be “toleration.” They can be tolerated only insofar as they are not credited by anyone, or too ardently or completely followed; or are “reformed,” so as to congrue in practice with the Modern Cosmopolitan Cult.
Which is to say, that they cannot be tolerated, period full stop. They must be driven out, leaving only the ukases of the Modern Cosmopolitan Cult truly operant in the moral deliberations and public acts of which our social lives are constituted.