It will never be known what acts of cowardice have been motivated by the fear of not looking sufficiently progressive.
So, I think that I agree with this statement, but then it's worded a little strangely. Maybe it is all the negatives. Anyway. The thing, I think, is not to act out of a fear of anything except, perhaps, a fear of God.
The basic idea, I think, is that a society that worships progress ends up worshiping itself. It hopes to fix society, but ends up fixing society so that no one is allowed to point out the problems that were never fixed. The religion of progress accomplishes many things, but in the end, progress is never one of them.But you're definitely right. Any fear not rooted in God ends up fearing everything else, but the fear of God ends up fearing nothing else.