Skip to comments.In God we trust (Coulter:Conservatives by and large believe in God, Liberals believe they are Gods)
Posted on 07/04/2003 2:16:23 AM PDT by DPB101
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Thanks for the post.
wantlust for credit for making the state the great giver. And they want fear of (but not effective political opposition to) their making the state the great taker.
They lust for power.
"God," as used here, is the source of invariant laws that cannot be swept aside at whim or repealed by an act of some legislature. Such laws can only proceed from a fundamental, objective reality that inheres in all things. Catholics, among others, call it Natural Law and strive to conform to it.
If you believe in such a Law, then you must also accept that there are inescapable consequences for trying to violate it -- that your intentions, no matter how benign, are essentially irrelevant. It's an expression of humility, an admission that your powers and understanding are finite.
Therein lies the cleavage between conservatives and liberals. No liberal will admit that intentions don't matter in determining the effects from a specified cause. No liberal will admit that there are processes beyond his ability to curb by political means.
It's less a religious matter, strictly speaking, than a matter of self-exaltation.
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It is also true that Christian doctrine teaches that our sin is simultaneously crucial--implying seperation from God--and unimportant, because accounted for by the blood of Christ to those whose humility allows them to accept God's gift of it.
And that such humility is itself a gift of God, in the person of the Holy Spirit.
Not that I see. For reasons I cannot fathom however, many secular conservatives see those who are faithful as a threat. I don't understand that. They should be allies. The more people who look to a higher power than the state, the better off everyone is. Rather than encourage believers in their faith, secular conservatives seem to spend more time arguing with them, calling them superstitious or irrational and trying to draw them away from their faith.
Of course this goes the other way too...but Christians do have a duty to proselytize--doing so is an integral part of their faith. Secular conservatives may feel such an impluse but there is really no reason for it. Better off to let believers be and be glad they aren't looking to government to solve all their problems.
How simply put, LoL! Happy 4th to all...
The article does not imply anything of the kind. Ann's quote is, "Conservatives, by and large, believe in God."
No one said that it's a requirement.
When I get some time, I will post some excerpts. Every page is great but there is particulary excellent chapter on judicial activism in the last thirty yeas. Not only does he reference specific cases but he presents the genesis of the activism as well as the consequences.
I think that's a "major" quibble and I find myself in the same position. Although I consider myself a staunch conservative my logic and intellect will not permit me to believe in many of the dogmas of the various religions.
Belief in a divine being is one thing. Belief in religion is totally different...IMO.
"It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. Religion and virtue are the only foundations ... of republicanism and of all free governments."
"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . ... Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
What do you suggest?
Strong yes, but it is because it is true. I have been saying this for years. The reason they work so hard against Christians and Christian beliefs is that they are the only thing standing in the way of liberalism/socialism completely dominating our way of life in America. Think about it. As the Scriptures say, no one can serve two masters for he will love the one and hate the other. As long as there are people who worship the true God and take Him at His word and proclaim His word in a way as to influence others, the evil designs of the liberal ideology cannot be fully implemented, therefore Christians are a constant obstruction on the road to their socialist utopia. They believe that if they can at least drive the Christians underground and out of the public eye, while at the same time disseminating the notion among an increasingly unchurched population that the Bible teaches hate, they will have it licked.
Their lack of understanding is glaring. In fairness to those who are simply deceived, I do not believe for a minute that their own feeble little brains concocted such notions, but that the archetype was birthed in the pit of hell and is nurtured by Satan himself. Their leaders are often evil personified, such as the Clintons, and most of us wouldn't even be surprised to see horns pop right out of their heads at some point in the middle of one of their obfuscation speeches. Their followers though, are most often either adherents to some imaginary notion that their Robin Hood ideology will somehow make life better for the perpetually castigated underclass and that absolute equality breeds content. Still others are just mindless idiots who either cannot or will not think for themselves and will gladly follow the one with the greatest emotional appeal, which will almost always be the democrats. What they fail to understand is that such a system as they dream of, at the point of becoming self-sustaining, would cast off its enablers as surely as the womb expels the afterbirth following the delivery of a child. They would then become as much a part of the slave class as the rest of us, all working to support the new elites. At that point, any church, not state approved, would be forbidden because the truth of God's word would be an abiding threat even then.
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