Secularisation and the Loss of Morality

At first, the secularisation of the capitalist world during the 19th century elided the judgment of God into the judgement of History in the name of Progress. Democracy and Science became the agents of such a judgement.

— John Berger

Democracy and Science are amoral. So morality is left to the people. In liberal democracy, it's left to the individual. Without a higher source of morality (God), do we lose morality as a people?

With this lack of a communal moral compass, we are left with "The Rule of Law" which people grasp onto. But, our laws are not necessaily moral, so abiding without lenience creeps into Authoritarianism.

July 5, 2021