Are you familiar with Bruce Lee?Bonsoir Monsieur, yes the teachings of Jesus are indeed Christian Humanism at work. Christian Humanism is passive Monsieur it is like gently flowing water, Christian Humanism is also open to coalitions. Conservatism in any form is harmful to society and leads to te oppression of ideas and people. We have seen it. My disagreements with Pascal are not just theological I may explain another time when my thoughts are gathered more on this, right now it is complicated. We like long posts do not worry and I am well aware your posts are not aimed at me although I have had a few that were and most of them from Conservative Christians yet we choose not to respond the way they do and strip ourselves of our dignity. Actually Jansenism is harmful in itself due to the dogmatic teachings its stringency did not allow Pascal to fully embrace his humanity. This is my biggest disagreement.
"Running water never grows stale. So you just have to 'keep on flowing.'"
"Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
Ideologies must adapt to survive. If they are inflexible, they will eventually break. Christian Fundamentalism in America is currently straining to the breaking point. It won't survive the next 20 years. Christian Humanism will likely become more predominant in the next cultural shift, along with other progressive religions and Deism. I think it's likely that after Christianity loses majority status, those that are still religious will be far more comfortable, because the country will become more religiously neutral. It will be better for everybody if there isn't one powerful religion pushing it's weight around.