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The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

Caveat emptor Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 7:47 PM
You see Puritens are some of the most dispicable people to ever cross the Atlantic. Without a doubt Puritinism is the grandfather of modern conservatism. That alown should give every American pause.
Anonymous15134 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 11:41 PM
The pilgrims arrived here and established an economic system called Capitalism. As a result of economic policies derived from Capitalism the United States became the richest most powerful country in the history of the world.

Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America have all engaged in socialism and it's policies of wealth redistribution (theft). All are now bankrupt... Morally and financially.
Nathan223 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:08 PM
Yeah, argumentum ad hominem! In what ways were the Puritans "dispicable [sic]"? Was it their strong faith in God and the Scripture? Was it their uncompromising stand for purity of worship and doctrine? Was it their belief in the evil of sin? Was it their industriousness? Was it their belief in the exclusivity of Christ?

You are right about one thing: American Conservatism owes the institutions it is attempting to preserve in large part to the Puritans and other Calvinists. That's why non-Christian endeavor to preserve them will ultimately fail. If you fail to convince people of the Nature, Truth, and Perspicuity of the Scriptures, then why should they believe in the institutions they helped to build and strengthen?
Caveat emptor Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 9:34 PM
Yes it was their strong opinion that they were right that caused them to kill witches, ban the celebration of Christmas and generally act like a bunch of Taliban.
Nathan223 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 9:47 PM
And you do not think you are right? Is that the ultimate sin: To think you are right? I'm not saying the Puritans were right about everything, but the truth of the matter is that the Puritans tried to establish their society not on the their own self-generated, but on the teachings of Scripture. Perhaps they got some of those teachings wrong, but to act as if Puritans felt that they had a superior intellect is to betray a fundamental misunderstanding of the Reformed Christian Religion. The Reformed Faith is not one that leads to an abundance of confidence in one's own ability to understand.
Caveat emptor Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:21 PM
Yes, I believe in my errancy enough to not force people to live their lives according to my personal beliefs. But then I don't pretend that my beliefs are the divine revelation of god as revealed in scripture, or the communist manifesto, Koran, bagavadgita or whatever authoritative text is claimed to poses ultimate truth. And yes, holding that belief does make you less moral.
Anonymous15134 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 11:46 PM
God-less Socialism / Communism caused the deaths of over 100 million people in the last century. Throughout history More people have been killed by atheist & pagans than have ever been killed in wars of religion on behalf of Christianity.

In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge for Republicans is harder than many appreciate.

President Obama did spectacularly well with Asian Americans, garnering nearly three-quarters of their vote. This runs counter to a lot of conventional wisdom on both the left and the right. On average, Asian American family income is higher and poverty is lower than it is for non-Latino whites....