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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 months ago

Is Christianity one of the major factors that keeps conservatism alive?

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  • 2 months ago

    there is the separation of State & Church issue, however sometimes the Church is involved as Bible prophecy and world current events cross each other in history. The Church has to be involved, so the "Scriptures be fulfilled."

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  • Edgar
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    2 months ago

    No, Christianity is liberalism with a Jew god.

    • Dan
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      2 months agoReport

      Decades ago, mostly true, but today, with evangelicals being more numerous among Protestants, it's mostly a conservative religion, anti-gay, anti-minority, pro-conservative candidates, in part because liberals wanted IRS to tax evangelicals for using Church funds for political campaigns.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Might as well be synonymous terms. Why oppose homosexuality if you're not a Christian?

  • 2 months ago

    I think you might have your cause and effect mixed up.  Religion has always served as a handmaiden to political power.  I really think this might be one reason religion even still exists!  I mean, reasonably, you might have expected beliefs in unseen powers to have gone obsolete centuries ago.

    From earliest times, when a king wanted to step out onto the balcony of the palace to talk to his citizens gathered below, he had a holyman standing beside him to assure the people that the king's power came from God, so to oppose the king was to oppose God.  To this very day, in nations that have monarchies, coronations are done in the national cathedral, presided by the national spiritual leader.

    Our founding fathers wanted to keep church and state separate not because they were afraid of government being corrupted by religion, but vice versa. 

    A really good argument here is Jesus himself.  All through his ministry, Jesus never got angry with anyone.  He never told anyone they were going to Hell or that they were adulterers or thieves or whatever.  He met with sin, cynicism, even outright disbelief but he never lost his temper.  Finally he came to Jerusalem and when he saw the corruption at the highest level of his own religion, he lost it.  He tipped over a table, he told them off in strong language.  And it was that outburst that led to his untimely demise.  What angered Jesus was to find that the priests of the Temple had been chosen by the Romans.  They were picked to mix a political message with their spiritual one.  And today I see the same thing happening between the Republican Party and the American Evangelical/Fundamentalist movement. (Not anti-Christian.  Just sayin'.)

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  • 2 months ago

    Well, Christianity is all about believing in Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, and that He was there with God--and that He is God right from the very Beginning of time. Conservatism is mostly about maintaining traditional values without changing things up for the sake of changing things up.

    God does not change--as a result God is the ultimate Conservative.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Absolutely. Especially if youre one of those ex christians that actually read the bible and concluded it was some of the silliest composition of stories you ever came across

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  • 2 months ago

    No because it is actually IMPOSSIBLE to be a real Christian and a Conservative at the same time

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Conservatism has nothing to do with Christianity. There are liberal Christians (although they are usually the ones who haven't read the Bible) and conservative atheists. Not believing in God doesn't implicitly make you think big government, heavy taxation, and over-reliance on social programs are a good idea.

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