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Christians are so...conservative. Why?

Posted by Christ_empowered on May 10, 2011, at 16:05:21

As you probably guessed from the screen name, I'm a Christian. The thing is, I don't fit in with Christians around here, or even on the net (at least not Protestants). I'm all for "Obamacare," I don't have a problem with gay marriage, I'm not pro-abortion but I believe in keeping it legal, and I definitely believe in Unions and anti-poverty policies.

I just don't get it. I can't get on board with the more liberal denomination I was raised in--they seem to have given up on the importance of repentance and self-renunciation as part of the Christian "deal"--but I also can't deal with the knee jerk reactionary conservatism I'm finding in the churches that do embrace what I suppose is a more old-school religion.

What to do? I'm considering Catholicism. Are Christians everywhere like this? I mean, surely in countries where socialized medicine has worked out reasonably well and other programs have improved the quality of life, Christians aren't quite so in line with the worst of conservative politics? Maybe its just Southern USA Christians, and I'm over-generalizing?

I just don't fit in.




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