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Christianity &Politics Johnson on 04 Mar 2009 12:23 am

The link between Republicans and contradiction

The Republican Party is home to the religious right. The religious right, being religious, is the home of contraction. Only a religious person could follow someone like Jesus who, on the one hand, tells us to love one another unconditionally, but then also dictates that anyone who does not follow him will be tortured in hell for eternity.

Since the Republican Party is full of the religious, we would therefore expect the Republican Party to be full of contradiction. And surely it is, as Jon Stewart points out in these two videos:

The obvious question: why can’t these people see their own contradiction and hypocrisy when it is so obvious?

6 Responses to “The link between Republicans and contradiction”

  1. on 05 Mar 2009 at 2:52 pm 1.rgz said …

    > why can’t these people see their own contradiction and hypocrisy when it is so obvious?

    The leaders or the followers?

    The leaders maybe do but don’t care, their followers don’t notice it.

    The followers… well its a combination of gullibility, self complacency, stubbornness, fearfulness and downright stupidity. I recommend the book “The Authoritarians” by Bob Altemeyer.

    The interesting thing is that this is pretty much a right wing trope. Liberals are, by definition, nonconformists and challengers, “herding cats” is a good analogy

  2. on 06 Mar 2009 at 8:20 pm 2.Schadenfreude said …

    I’ve never heard an original thought from a liberal. Just saying.

  3. on 07 Mar 2009 at 2:01 am 3.Anonymous said …

    Schadenfreude: “I’ve never heard an original thought from a liberal. Just saying.”

    Being a life-long Republican, do you see any chance of tossing out the religious freaks who have gutted my party?

  4. on 09 Mar 2009 at 12:40 pm 4.Schadenfreude said …

    Being an independent, I don’t really care about either party too much.

    You’ll just have to wait, Anon.

  5. on 11 Mar 2009 at 5:37 am 5.rgz said …

    @Schadenfreude

    Original in the sense of “never before heard before”? Surely not, but politics its about effective policies not novel ones, but most liberals reach their opinions after much debate and consideration.

    Conservatives on the other hand just want to be lead and wont reject a leader no matter how bad he is unless he does something their previous leader would condemn, change is anathema to them.

  6. on 11 Mar 2009 at 5:31 pm 6.Schadenfreude said …

    I’m sorry if I misled you into thinking I’m a Christian. I’m not.

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