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View Poll Results: Is the right wing brand of Christianity ruining America?
Yes 52 47.71%
No 52 47.71%
Not sure, maybe 5 4.59%
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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The religious right has zero influence. Look at the TV show Jersey Shore. That's what young people are like today...shallow and valueless.
You don't think they have influence? Come down here and try to buy a beer on Sunday!
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Much like the GOP itself, this religion has been hijacked. Do you believe they pose a threat to this country or stop it from moving forward?
Which religion is that?
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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I am the polar opposite of BergenCountyJohnny.What attracts me to Christianity is the right wing aspect. I am glad there is some institution left that defends moral values.

The Christian left is what I fear. The idea of forced wealth redistribution by the government is nowhere to be found in the bible. I also don't care for the Christian left's forgiving of career criminals. Mike Huckabee, even if he is a Republican, is a leftist at heart because he forgave and released hundreds of dangerous criminals out on the streets (which led to the recent murders of police officers sitting in a coffee shop).

A church that I would prefer to attend to would preach "an eye for an eye" not love and compassion for criminals. I want a church that is highly critical of the moral decay going on all around us and callls it for what it is..Satanic and demonic influenced. I do not want a church that compromises it's values down just to fit in with the times. If all of Chrstianity turns liberal (which it slowly seems to be doing) I will no longer think positive of the Christian church.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:00 PM
 
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I am the polar opposite of BergenCountyJohnny.What attracts me to Christianity is the right wing aspect. I am glad there is some institution left that defends moral values.

The Christian left is what I fear. The idea of forced wealth redistribution by the government is nowhere to be found in the bible. I also don't care for the Christian left's forgiving of career criminals. Mike Huckabee, even if he is a Republican, is a leftist at heart because he forgave and released hundreds of dangerous criminals out on the streets (which led to the recent murders of police officers sitting in a coffee shop_

A church that I would prefer to attend to would preach "an eye for an eye" not love and compassion for criminals. I want a church that is highy critical of the moral decay going on all around us and callls it for what it is..Satanic and demonic influenced. I do not want a curch that compromises it's values down just to fit in with the times. If all of Chrstianity turns liberal (which it slowly seems to be doing) I will no longer think positive of the Christian church.
Stop it. You're getting my hopes up.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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The Right Wing\ Bible-belt mentality is not ruining Christianity because it is not Christianity. The need to interpret the Bible as Laws & Judgments isn't Christianity. Unfortunately many evangelicals don't even have an educated clergy [no seminary\ to ordination\ no supervision]. Basically lay preachers w\out an understanding of Scripture. They are pretending to be Christian when they are far removed from anything resembling Christ.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:14 PM
 
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The original question actually should be a statement, shouldn't it. Is there any doubt? These people are so right-wing that they are actually re-writing the bible so it suits them better. What does that tell you. Even God is too liberal for them.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:18 PM
 
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No, no, no.

The so-called "right wing" Christians fight for what is right in our country. They wage a brave and vigorous war against abortion, same-sex marriage, and other societal ills.
Unfortunately, they are too stupid to realize that these things are not "ills" at all. Our freedom-loving country ideally allows people to make their own decisions and doesn't want some arrogant bunch of Bible thumpers to impose their version of morality on anyone.

If these right wing Christians don't like gay marriage, abortion, stem cell research, sex outside marriage, etc, then they should refrain from participating in those things and serve as examples of their beliefs rather than becoming sneering ignorant people who can't imagine a world outside their little boxes.

And if they come my way, I'll set their Bibles on fire. Oooh, I know, I know, I'll calm down...
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:20 PM
 
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Much like the GOP itself, this religion has been hijacked. Do you believe they pose a threat to this country or stop it from moving forward?
Does it pose a threat to the country? No. There are too many liberals and centrists who act as a counter-balance to them. The socially conservative Repub's kiss their asses during election time and then promptly forget them once they get into office. Is abortion illegal yet? Has gay marriage been made illegal at the federal level? No and no. The conservative Christian nutbags never get any of their pet projects passed in the legislative world.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:24 PM
 
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I am the polar opposite of BergenCountyJohnny.What attracts me to Christianity is the right wing aspect. I am glad there is some institution left that defends moral values.

The Christian left is what I fear. The idea of forced wealth redistribution by the government is nowhere to be found in the bible. I also don't care for the Christian left's forgiving of career criminals. Mike Huckabee, even if he is a Republican, is a leftist at heart because he forgave and released hundreds of dangerous criminals out on the streets (which led to the recent murders of police officers sitting in a coffee shop).

A church that I would prefer to attend to would preach "an eye for an eye" not love and compassion for criminals. I want a church that is highly critical of the moral decay going on all around us and callls it for what it is..Satanic and demonic influenced. I do not want a church that compromises it's values down just to fit in with the times. If all of Chrstianity turns liberal (which it slowly seems to be doing) I will no longer think positive of the Christian church.
Your unforgiving nature and your belief that others are evil is downright scary and is paradoxically unChristian, it's certainly unAmerican. Your morality is absolute only to yourself, not to anyone else. Your insistence on applying one set of values onto the vast spectrum of humanity is definitively totalitarian. Remember the Nazis and the Soviet Union? Can you not see the immense danger and destruction in your point of view?
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:56 PM
 
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It changed. I know a lot of good conservative Americans who uphold great values. And while I disagree with many of these people on some issues, I have a lot of admiration for them and their values. They are conservative but respect the rights of others and have a live and let live attitude. They were not hateful toward people who were different from them.

It changed in the 90's. And people like Ralph Reed turned a conservative value driven approach to a fascist neocon mentality that is trying to take siege of America. That mentality is hurting this country. It's the same thing that happened in Germany in the 1930's. Hitler turned otherwise good people into a hate mongering cult. They have people brainwashed into thinking values like compassion, and tolerance are liberal ideas. They call trying to help the poor or unfortunate as "socialism and wealth distribution"

People who are a part of the Evangelical neocon movement need to step back and not allow themselves to be brainwashed the way Hitler brainwashed Germans into developing hatred toward those who were different from them. A lof of the Evangelical thought and approach is dressed up fascism. In the past, Evangelicals held their conservative values and respected others with different values. Now they want to change others and impose their will and beliefs on the rest of the country and anyone who opposes them is a "Socialist liberal"
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