The latest mainstream false religion is based on a few fundamental principles. They support the entire thing.
In truth there is just one Fundamental Principle: Destruction. The current mainstream is devoted to Destruction. Consider, as just one of many examples, the wokeling’s slogan “Change the World.” Changing a thing, especially a society, destroys it. It is replaced with something different.
Bruce Charlton has said essentially the same thing, identifying the fundamental principle as Evil.
But Destruction and Evil have a bad public image. Subsidiary principles are needed for public consumption. The fundamental principles that get all the publicity right now are Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, in that logical order.
“Equity” really means “Equality,” which is the assumption (It can never be proved. Always an assumption.) that all humans are metaphysically equal. If so, all observable human Non-Equality is Injustice.
(Metaphysics is the collected doctrines of what reality really is. For the Woke, Reality is fundamentally Equal.)
“Non-Equality is Injustice” leads to the second fundamental principle: That we must counteract Injustice with Inclusion, which is the policy of trying to force all to be equal.
And Diversity is the Blessed State in which all are included and all are equal. It is the Blessed Hope of the wokelings. Full Diversity is never achieved in this life, but every increase in Diversity is for the wokeling an increase in holiness.
Strange to say, Diversity sounds like differentness but is desired because of sameness. Woke doctrine begins with Equality, which allegedly leads to the need for Diversity. Sameness gives rise to the need for differentness. At least that’s what their words seem to mean.
In practice, these principles are neither identified clearly nor justified persuasively. In public, they are only presented as slogans and clichés. It falls to persons such as your humble scribe to speak clearly about them.
Also, in practice these principles are always implemented against specific groups. (It’s really about Destruction.) Non-Diversity means too many you-know-whos, and not enough of the other you-know-whos. But to be more specific is dangerous; it may draw the attention of the Great Eye. It is also unnecessary because everyone knows (at least intuitively) how these things work.
We may abbreviate these fundamental religious principles as EID. We know that EID is the spoken-out-loud ruling Religion because our leaders speak of it with reverence, respectable discourse is full of it (in more ways than one), respectable people must say Amen, and heretics are to be punished.
But as we are Christians, we know EID is false. Things are not equal. Inequality is usually not injustice. Justice does not consist in controlling the masses. Holiness is not Diversity.
Here are the corrected Fundamental Principles.
The fundamental metaphysical principle of the world is God, not equality. God causes the world to be what it is and He causes the things of the world to be what they are. Every individual thing in the world is what it is, and is not something else. Their type of equality is false doctrine.
Inclusion is the moral principle of the wokelings. But Inclusion destroys identity. If a thing is made to include everything else, it is no longer itself. It is nullified. Inclusion is destruction.
The true fundamental moral principle is Justice, which means giving to each thing what it is owed.
And Diversity is not Blessed. Holiness does not come from differentness, or whatever it is that their diversity means. Holiness results from you being in Christ (in God) through repentance and faith in Him. Nothing else brings holiness.
This holiness, this righteousness, is not just the latest fad. (Diversity is just the latest fad.) As Scripture testifies, the holiness that is entirely supplied by Jesus Christ saves you entirely from spiritual Destruction:
Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; but He [Jesus Christ], having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time onward until His enemies are made a footstool for His feet. For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. [Hebrews 10:11 – – 14 NASB]
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him… [Ephesians 1:3,4 NASB]