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Interesting Question


One commenter posed an interesting question under an article I read today

What are “conservatives” conserving anyway?

You tell me, what ARE “Christian conservatives” conserving?

4 comments on “Interesting Question

  1. Bibles whilst watching the powerpoint…?
    Christ’s blood by never mentioning the Gospel…?

    Verb

    Protect (something, esp. an environmentally or culturally important place or thing) from harm or destruction.
    Prevent the wasteful or harmful overuse of (a resource).

    I would assume they would say that they are protecting the Biblical way of living the American dream, or the old fashioned way of living the Christian life? Hmmm…something wrong here.

    • I would assume they would say that they are protecting the Biblical way of living the American dream, or the old fashioned way of living the Christian life?

      Yes i agree, something is wrong here…

      I’ll soon be 66 yrs old and can tell you there never was (in my lifetime) this utopia they dream of returning to. Every generation of Christians has been required to live in a world filled with darkness and had to travel the same path. In my opinion they are seeking to return to an era which never existed except in their own minds.

  2. 1) They are very stridently attempting to conserve what they see as their own self interests in a world in which they see those self interests threatened as never before.

    2) They are also attempting to conserve a facade of morality in a world in which genuine morality has never really existed,.

    3) They are trying to conserve a facade of national Christianity in a nation that never was genuinely Christian in the first place.

    But the major thing they are trying to conserve is what they perceive to be their own selfish interests. Everything else is a spiritualized cover for that agenda. But most of them are blind to that aspect. They really don’t get the fact that they are using crass politics in order to achieve their own selfish interests. They really don’t get the fact that while accusing every one else of having a “victim” mentality, they themselves have a “victim” mentality in the worst possible way. While scorning everyone around them who they see as being on “welfare”, they really have little appreciation for the grace and mercy of God which is the ONLY reason they enjoy the life they enjoy.

    Conservatism of today bears little resemblance to the classic conservatism of the past which attempted to promote genuine conservative ideals and has largely degenerated into a populist “feel good” conservatism devoid of sound principles which have been replaced by empty cliches and symbolism. And, to be fair, liberalism is pretty much in the same boat. If there was ever anything noble about politics in America, it has long ago evaporated leaving the stench of selfish pursuit of power and wealth under cover of a pretense of charitable intentions.

  3. Thanks for your thoughts folks…

    I thought it was such a simple but loaded question when i read it. We hear so much, and have done so for years, from and about conservatives, especially Christian conservatives, it was the first time i’d ever read anyone question what exactly they were suppose to be conserving!🙂

    Its evident they’re not concerned with “conserving” or up-holding the teachings of Jesus for in most instances they ignore them.

    I think you hit it on the head George:

    1) They are very stridently attempting to conserve what they see as their own self interests in a world in which they see those self interests threatened as never before.

    2) They are also attempting to conserve a facade of morality in a world in which genuine morality has never really existed,.

    3) They are trying to conserve a facade of national Christianity in a nation that never was genuinely Christian in the first place.

    They really don’t get the fact that they are using crass politics in order to achieve their own selfish interests.

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