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 The Canadian Utilitarian 

the party committed to utilitarianism

Dichotomy

The two cultures are not amenable to mixing and matching. There is admixture evidenced when observing the cultures side by side but this is not indicative of relativity but of contamination and indeed of infective process.

The two cultures are diametrically opposed to one another.

If there is a degree of commonality then we have compromised our principles. 

The bible says light has nothing in common with darkness and the ways of God are as far from the ways of the world as the east is from the west. God separates his sheep from the goats not one shade of wool from other shades. There is a sharp line between good and evil. We need to be on one side or we are on the other.

Two Cultures

Abstract: The Moderates Club develops empirical solutions to our social problems based on human rights and the middle class. Moderates are an advocate for policies that use quantification over emotionalism. Polarizing ideologies resort to centralized power and emotion as a gauge to determine right from wrong. Moderates believe the value of the planet at the macroeconomic level and the value of the local church at the local or microeconomic level define the validity of our political activities.

It is the health and vitality of the middle class that legitimizes our policies.


 

Liberalism spans politics, economics and art under a banner of human freedom. It is a way of thinking, an obsession with personal freedom that generates the doctrine of legal rights. Scripture is a diametrically opposed culture that generates a different art, economics and politics based on human rights as given by God. The Moderates Club supports the West’s way of life and the conservative outlook because it is based primarily on Scripture. The Moderates Club chooses the course of action, and policy statement that reflects Scripture the best.

The Moderates Club discusses the state of the world as a conflict between Liberalism divide and rule strategy and Scripture; or between legal rights and human rights. The conflict is between the rule of law and what is morally right and just. Secularism promotes the first position. We refer to this as the liberal position. Liberalism is not synonymous with liberal politics but is used to describe the politics of division and the economics of competition.

Moderation is a statement or close approximation of the second position, the position that puts faith and the principle of justice before the laws of men. We believe the Middle Way or faith-based position is consistent with Scripture and best expressed in Scripture. In all things Scripture clearly and simply understood has precedence and the final say.

The Moderates Club is Fundamentalist in its theology and subscribes to a faith-based justice. The Moderates Club believe ethics is rational and ethical living makes sense to a rational being. We believe in Sola Scriptura and that scripture always has the final say.

Moderates subscribe to the doctrine of the infallibility and sufficiency of Jesus and Scripture. It is the contention of Moderates that scripture contains all we need to know about the human condition. Moderates believe Scripture provides the foundation for human rights and that human rights serves as the key to understanding the right way to live.

The Moderates Club believes in the sanctity of human rights. We believe God loves humanity and, in this love, gave us inalienable rights. Cultures that support the rights of man progress. God loves progress because progress is the outcome of obedience to God's Will. Progress is defined as value added to the world. This is in accordance to the principles of Dominionism and Stewardship both Scriptural in origin.

Christians through the church, own the world, not in its physical, outward appearance but as its culture and civilization, that component of reality that we the people have fabricated for our use and benefit. This component created by men may also be viewed as the church. The church belongs to us by right of creation and possession, this reality that is the church is ours, bequeathed to us by God. Our political jurisdictions represent our fabrication and possessions. Political jurisdictions are more justly defined by our ownership jurisdictions, by our stewardship. Our ownership cannot be rescinded or reassigned by another. We own what we create and care for. The boundaries of our care define our political and ownership limits.

All authority must come from the base, from the local jurisdiction from which all power and authority flows. Power that takes authority away from the base infringes the human rights of us all. The state defends the doctrine of legal rights. Legal rights are a substitute for and a replacement of our human rights. Human rights are the rights of owners and proprietors, legal rights are the rights of subjects of the state.

Moderation is crucial because this is the level at which ownership is exercised and the middle class develops.