Liberalism, Progressivism, and all of the other isms of the Left are simply conceits of intellect. It's what you get when you like the trappings of Christianity (honesty, peace, love, joy, caring, etc.), but dismiss or even hate Christ. It has been true since the Garden of Eden when Satan convinced Eve that if she ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil that she (and her dumb husband) would "be as Gods". It's the same story, writ large in current events. And they say the Bible is a bunch of phony stories! I see it every day on TV and print and in my own life. What could be truer?