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Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

Chip. Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 3:05 AM
Jerome41, do you actually think the ancients didn't know what pi was? The circular shape you are referring to wasn't something solid like a pillar, but a round vessel, a "molten sea", which contained "2000 baths". The diameter given would have referred to the outside diameter, since that is the assumption when a diameter is given. And the circumference, by even being mentioned, would have been referring to the *INSIDE* circumference of the vessel, since the outside circumference could already be derived by the outside diameter. The rim itself, therefore, would have been about 1/2 a cubit wide on each side. The Bible is literature as well as history, so reporting a dimension in such language as "31.4159 cubits" just won't do.
One of the largest elephants in the GOP's post-election room is the fate of Christian and other social conservatives. Party honchos can't just wish this problem away -- or, maybe they can.

There has been increasing hostility toward Christian involvement in politics, and the animus hasn't been solely from the left. To be sure, Democrats have taken the lead, demonizing conservative Christians as science-challenged scolds who don't care about women's "reproductive rights," but there is plenty of antipathy from certain elements within the Republican Party, as well.

Many establishment and some libertarian Republicans have long looked upon Christian conservatives with mild, condescending...