This post is an attempt to promote a discussion about the cultural appropriateness of the left hand path renunciation of the Judeo Christian tradition in 21st century secular western culture.
Traditionally, the left hand path has defined itself as an inconoclastic response against prevailing cultural orthodoxies; in the case of the west; it has classically defined itself over and against a prevailing Christian cultural matrix and world view, whilst still operating within the same.
Now that western society has become overtly secular and post Christian , how appropriate is it for the left hand path to continue to define itself against a dying Christian world view. The analogy of “kicking a dead horse” comes to mind.
One of the first steps leading to initiaiation in classical witchcraft was a renunciation of the Christian god, the church and the concomitant ethical system that went with the above. This was both neccessary and appropriate wthin an overtly Christian culture. But now that times and cultural conditions have changed; it seems that the left hand path, to continue its tradition of protest and antinomianism needs to find a new cultural orthodoxy to rebel against, if it is to reamin a living system.
The only current cultural orthodoxy that comes to mind is the increasing emphasis on political correctness and the limitations of personal freedom and freedom of speech that political correctness engenders.