1. If Cher calls you dumb, then you are most likely presidential material.
2. I have a theory. The same ‘thing’ (weltanschauung?) which causes people to want to be labeled ‘independent’ is the same as that which causes Christians to not want to identify with a particular church, denomination or theological position. They are above the fray.
3. Contrary to what some may think. It is not true there is a link between the increase of welfare and the reduction of abortions. California has the most on welfare and the most abortions. They have now elected a dead person to Congress. They also make most of the movies we watch. Crap.
4. I am in the middle of reading this thanks to Doug Wilson. It’s incredible. A long read but well worth it so far. Much of it sounds like a lot of what is happening in the evangelical church right now. I’ll explain more when I am done. Bated breath, I know.
5. This. Was. Awesome.
One statistic that can be proven is the #1 reason people cite for having an abortion is that they can't afford a child, and that's more true in California then anywhere else. Law has failed us to solve the problem of abortion, compassion and care for people is the obvious solution, let's work towards improving the lives of the poor.I am proudly a Presbyterian and identify myself with lots of things. If republicans were consistently conservatives and not complete hypocrites in a myriad of ways, I'd consider being a republican. Honestly, their lying and politicking bothers me much more than democrats because of their God talk. I'm a true independent and vote for candidates, not parties, and have voted for republicans, democrats and third parties with no side taking the majority of my votes. I think most twenty-something Christians see politics very similarly. We're moderate about a lot of conservative issues and are sick of the system. Sure, some people are anti-labels in general, but I think politics is its own category.
Kristen, As one who attended a Presbyterian seminary and is a little older, might I recommend trying on the title of 'Humble Presbyterian'?Thanks for helping my case and thanks for reading.
I didn't mean it like that, just that I don't say I'm presbyterian because I like my particular church. (Even though I'd be comfortable being anglican, and am not in the mainstream of my denomination, at least regionally.) I think labels can be extremely useful, thus, I am proud to embrace the ones that I can philosophically embrace.
And really, the only reason I engaged is because I can't in lots of real life situations where people make comments to me assuming I tow a republican party line. They don't see that I could have different presuppositions about these things for reasons other than wanting to be hip. (And I am not hip.)
Again, thanks for reading.