I have begun reading a short primer on Crtical Race Theory (“CRT”), written by those who believe it. I won’t provide substantive comment on the merits of the ideology here. But, I do wish to take a step back and make an observation - CRT is a religion.
People are very, very religious. Don’t let secularism fool you. It’s a religion, too. Everybody has a religion. You may have seen statistics that say there is a rise in people who claim no religious affiliation. Those statistics are misleading. Religion is alive and well. It’s just a different kind of religion that’s thriving. The religious economy has changed, but it’s still kicking.
Why do I say CRT is a religion? Why do I say there are lots of religions floating around in the petri dish that is the secular West?
Well, it begins by explaining what religion is. For that, I offer you the words of two sociologists and a well-respected theologian:
"Nearly two decades later, a new group of SBC pastors and laymen are calling for a second conservative resurgence. What’s this all about? Well . . . here is the short story. What are the critical issues you need to know? Since the Conservative Baptist Network, this new group, has identified Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Social Justice, let’s start there." - Jeff Straub
"The  project, a collaboration between the New York Times Magazine and the Pulitzer organization, has mushroomed into a movement to re-educate Americans with novel claims about how deeply racism is embedded at America’s core. As of February 2020, five public school systems had adopted the 1619 Project’s curriculum district-wide. Its free teaching materials had reached 3,500 classrooms." - W. Examiner
"CRT/I have been around [since] long before 2019. I first encountered the ideas in an undergraduate philosophy class I took as a junior at a large state university in the 1990s. The premise of the class was that middle to upper-class white males, known as the 'dominant paradigm,' were largely responsible for oppression in American society, and thus, have less access to objective truth and must submit themselves to other paradigms." - Cripplegate
"The [Founder's Ministries film, 'By What Standard?'] begins with the vote on a controversial resolution at the 2019 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Resolution 9 passed, so the SBC adopted CRT/I as 'analytical tools [that] can aid in evaluating a variety of human experiences.'" - WORLD