Monday, April 17, 2006

I'm So Tired of Being Tired

From Doug Giles latest article.
Can a Christian be a liberal? Short answer: no. There is no way a Christian can buy into neo-liberal ideology and be faithful to the bigger-than-Dallas teachings of the scripture and expect to continue enjoying his hard-won religious liberties.

For the "Christian" to lean politically to the left means that he must blow off huge chunks of the Bible and replace the scripture with the make-believe notions of postmodernism's malleable "Christ." Only after torturing the scripture can the Christian then fit liberalism into his supposed relationship with God.
If Christians vote for liberals, they are voting for the outlawing of Christianity in the Public Square. If Christians vote for liberals, Christians will be persecuted on our campuses. If Christians vote for liberals, Christian Public officials will be hounded and driven from office. If Christians vote for Liberals, Christian Pastors will face persecution if they speak out on political affairs and Christian Churches will not be able to buy land or build new churches. If Christians vote for Liberals, they can expect to see "more weird crap in movies and on television."

The persecution complex here runs pretty deep, but doesn't square up with my experiences. Rather most cases of "persecution" I've seen are Christians demanding special treatment and then not getting it. Giles gives this away when he talks about how the Democratic Party "formerly embraced and protected our nation's great Christian heritage and teachings."

For something more uplifting you might check out the Christian Alliance for Progress, who seem to have a different idea on whether a Christian can be a liberal.

Oh and the title of this post is an accurate description of my frame of mind, but it's also a line from a Tom Petty song.

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