Day: December 31, 2012

Newthink’s Universe Metaphor

Like Americanism, newthink — the progressive worldview — operates through its versions of the three primary metaphors.  Newthink‘s universe metaphor is the Godless Universe metaphor:

 Godless Universe Metaphor
• The Universe is a Home.
• God is the Absent Father.

Under newthink, the universe metaphor changes: the universe is still our home, but God the Father has gone missing. From the Godless Universe metaphor comes unconscious entailments like “human beings are inherently and transcendentally noble” and “we need to strip away society and return to a natural state to uncover our inherent and transcendent nobility.”

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