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    But the actions of well-meaning conservatives in some third world country are not necessarily what I would expect in the behavior of the right-wing Christians in America.

    These people say they vote on "morals" while they ignore this theology-of-war emanating from the Oval Office. They confuse their role with God's. They practice political idolatry and the politics of fear.  In short - they lie.  And many on the left or in the center are simply afraid to say it.

    As Christians, we should all accept the commandment to a strong presumption against war.

    As Christians, we should all accept the commandment to respect all life - to be "pro-life" not just anti-abortion.  

    But instead we show very little compassion for the poor, we're indifferent to poverty and capital punishment and we fight unjust wars and ravage the earth, which God entrusted to us.

    I agree with what you say, but staying silent about and unjust government (conservative or liberal) is betrayal to Christ in my view - and therefore, inhibits my personal attention to Grace.

    I appreciate the dialogue.

    Peace.

    Truth - Equity - Peace - That's what I've learned from Jesus The Liberal.

    by ssolice on Tue Nov 30, 2004 at 09:28:11 AM PST

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      but i'm not talking about third-world countries, i'm talking about first-world countries decades or centuries ago. third-world countries tend not to have state-supported churches, after all. other than that, i pretty much agree, though the religious sorts i hang with are pro-life in its original dorothy day-esque sense. all i'm saying is that saying 'jesus was a liberal' or 'conservative christian is an oxymoron' is a bit silly.

      Join the battle against cosmic evil!

      by gzt on Tue Nov 30, 2004 at 04:54:03 PM PST

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