Listen: Thomas Jefferson, Lightman discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"The surface now we will definitely disagree is that i believe that that in a sense of judeo christian tradition is one of those it's a it's a anti-western remnant that is constantly trying to fight against the fundamental ideas of the enlightenment and e in in many respects. I think marxism awesome is much more connected to the judeo christian tradition than it is to to enlightenment values and we can talk about why that is or why. I think that but let's let's just take the enlightenment for a second so i don't think they i mean the language flawed so i don't consider them does completed. Enlightenment is is the beginning of a process. I think again that i ran in many any respect is an enlightenment figure completes many of the <hes> many of the ideas in many of the goals of the enlightenment but they lightman is basically a rejection in many rooms of not in all of them have been many roles of of the did you to christian tradition. Now you're right in that. It doesn't come out of nowhere of course it doesn't. There's an evolution evolution starts with thomas acquaintance <hes> you know bringing aristotle into the catholic church in in the scholastic taking reason and logic seriously and in the renaissance sants covering of greek art and and in greek ideas and humanism and all of that leads to what i think is the flowering of all of that which has been limited that idea of replacing reason above all else and and now they don't have it completely tight right. They don't know yet what to do with rally. They don't know where to get morale so they will energy to christian morality because in a sense that's all they have they they none of those thinkers <hes> lock all the way to to them <hes> including the founding fathers none of them original philosophical thing because when he comes to ethics the original philosophical things when it comes to other areas certainly political philosophy the geniuses but when it comes to ethics not originally and i do think us and therefore they rely on the judeo christian tradition. They're uncomfortable with it as thomas jefferson. Can you know creating. The jefferson's bible illustrates right. He cuts out the stuff. He doesn't like any keeps on the good stuff for what he considers the good stuff then comfortable with that tradition but they don't know where else is to look for morale. Now we're a hundred and fifty two hundred two hundred plus years post i and again i think man is an important philosophical figure that that kind of bridges that and."