Dear Conservatives: There are Millions of Christian Liberals and We’re A Lot More Like Jesus Than You

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How about no.

There’s a myth among many conservatives that liberals are “godless heathens.” Many of the Republicans I encounter here in Texas really see Democrats and liberals as the “anti-Christian” party, mostly because that’s what they’ve been told by the GOP and conservative talking heads.


Of course, that’s not true at all. Granted, there are many non-Christian liberals, but there are also tens of millions of liberal Christians like myself. And to be honest with you, I think we’re absolutely awesome.

You see, liberal Christians are actually more “Christ-like” than conservative Christians. We’re the people who support political policies that:

  • Help the poor and elderly.
  • Want to give all Americans access to health care.
  • Oppose war unless it’s absolutely necessary.
  • Teach acceptance, not discrimination.
  • Think every person should have access to an education.
  • Embrace hope, love and forgiveness.

I could go on and on, but I think you get the point. We are the Christians who look at Jesus Christ and see a man who dedicated his life to defending the needy, the impoverished and the sick. And those are the kind of values we think our government should share as well, although we don’t think our religion should be mixed with our government. After all, this is a nation built on the freedom of religion – the antithesis to a theocracy.

Oh, and we also don’t believe that the best way to help the poor is by making the rich even richer. And the truth is, neither did Jesus.

But even within our own beliefs, guess what? We don’t care what someone else believes. If someone wants to be an atheist, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim or whatever – that’s fine. As long as those people aren’t trying to force their religious views on us, just like we don’t try to force our religious views on other people, it’s nobody’s business what faith another person might choose (or not choose) to follow.

I’ll give you a real world example; take myself and my editor for instance. I’m a Christian and he’s an atheist. Can you guess how many arguments we’ve had over religion? Zero. You know why? Because I don’t care what he chooses to believe nor does he care what I choose to believe. Our own personal choices to have faith, or have no faith, have absolutely no impact on either one of us. Outside of a few philosophical debates about things where our differences in beliefs intertwined a bit, we’ve rarely spoken about religion at all. That is, unless it’s about Republicans and their continued attempt to force their views on everyone else.


And that’s why so many liberals seem “godless” – because we’re not out there trying to force our religion down other people’s throats like Republicans do almost constantly. For the most part, we keep our views to ourselves, our churches, and our families where they belong.

Liberal Christians often base our devotion to our beliefs on our actions or on how we live our lives. Conservative Christians often base their devotion to their faith on church attendance, how much they oppose homosexuality and how often they try to force people to conform to their set of religious principles. Liberals understand that people must come to faith, not have it forced upon them. In fact, if you’re supporting laws that require someone to adhere to a certain faith-based belief, then that’s not faith at all – it’s force. That defeats the whole purpose of “faith” to begin with. It’s not “willingly coming to Jesus” if the law requires you to do so.

But at the end of the day, despite what conservatives may say or think, there are tens of millions of liberal Christians out there and in many ways we’re much more closer to following the actual teachings of Jesus Christ than they are. Because our version of Jesus is a man who stood for love, forgiveness, tolerance, acceptance and devoted his life to helping the needy, the poor and the elderly. Meanwhile, Republicans seem to think Jesus would be a gun-loving, gay-hating bigot who vilified the poor and endorsed greed.

And that’s just absolutely ridiculous.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • julie

    You have put into words what I’ve believed all along. Thank you!

  • Frank L

    Well then it is time all you liberal Christians do something about your
    disgusting Christianists haters. This is getting insane. You got
    ChristoFascist preachers screaming how they would love the right to
    murder people. You got ChristoFascists like Matt McLaughlin of
    California and his Sodomite Suppression Act, which though it has a sunny
    day in hell of even passing, but with this act, he is wanting the right
    for Christians to walk up to gays and lesbians on the street, pull out a
    gun and blow their brains out, or murder them by other convienent means
    and then put anyone who stands up for their rights in prison for ten
    years to life.

    It is time all you supposed decent, liberal
    Christians to do what your Lawd and Savior commanded you to do…stand
    up to these wolves in sheeps clothing. Start standing up to them, so we
    do not have to.

    • Jillz

      Wouldn’t you say it’s more a matter of voters making sure any politicians who want to mix church and the state are elected out of office? The right-wing ChristoFascists are everyone’s problem, not just that of liberal Christians.

      The problem isn’t their beliefs, it’s as you said, they want to force them on to everyone (using law, when it is against the Constitution to create laws based on religious belief), whether everyone shares their belief system or not.

      I think this article is just one man’s attempt to stand up to the “wolves in sheep’s clothing”.

      • Frank L

        Why yes Jillz, the reich wingers are everyones problem, but most especially the Christians problem.

      • servantheart

        We have laws against murder that are based on the Judeo – Christian belief. You can’t claim that it’s unconstitutional when it isn’t!

      • Jillz

        From the Constitution:

        Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

        My comment is about how the Constitution prevents laws based on religion. So, religious groups don’t have Contitutional grounds to demand laws based on their respective religious beliefs.

        My point stands.

      • servantheart

        Why don’t you state some examples of the Constitution preventing a law based on religion. i.e. Thou shall not MURDER

  • Je’ Czaja

    Of course that old Calvinist, punishing, authoritarian ‘Christianity’ is ugly and a lot of our brothers and sisters are sucked into it-but to say “We are better than they” is also non-Christian, so watch that pride thing.

  • Anna Marion Howell

    Three words: Katharine Jefferts Schori. Look her up. Read her books. She’s brilliant, humble, genuine, a scientist, a pilot, a a true progressive, and the leader of a multinational religion– the first woman to hold the position she now holds, as well as having been exceptionally young when she was elected. She’s unashamedly in favor of human rights for everyone. She rails against prejudice, greed, and injustice in its forms. She’s even called out the willful ignorance of climate change denial as what is is– a sin.

    • Does that include human rights for the unborn?

      • drklassen

        Why would the unborn have rights? Or rather, why should they have *greater* rights than the woman?

      • Because you were once unborn, and if the unborn have no right to life then neither does any woman. The right to life is granted by God, not by government, and is either universal to all of the human species or it is being abrogated by violence. There are no other options.

      • drklassen

        The unborn aren’t citizens; they have no rights.

        Dodged the second question.

      • Without the right to life, there are no citizens, only subjects of the tyranny. You are not a citizen either without the right to life.

      • As long as there is no universal right to life, there are no citizens, only subjects of a genocidal tyranny.

      • Donna Trueblood

        Christ gave the unborn rights the same as the rest of His creation when He created them. Citizenship in an earthly country does not dictate to God who He gives rights to. This is one of the differences between a Christ follower and a professing Christian. We abide by God’s rules later put in His word. His inerrant word. Anything other than that is false and anti Christ. His word says that as well.

      • drklassen

        I’m assuming you have scripture citations to back up your assertion about embryos and fetuses?

      • Me

        Just because a child hasn’t left the womb makes them no less of a child. The unborn is a child. And children have rights. When a pregnant woman is murdered. The murderer is charged with two counts of murder. The mother and her child.

      • drklassen

        At the point where >90% of all abortions happen, the “child” is an embryo. It has no higher brain function for there to be a “person”. As for the law you cite, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unborn_Victims_of_Violence_Act, that is nothing more than the logical fallacy of begging the question. You are using the fact this act exists to bolster your idea, but the act was created by anti-abortion zealots who believed in fetal personhood in the first place.

      • Me

        Firstly. I am pro-Choice. Surprised? I am a conservative Christian and am pro-choice. I believe God gave us free will. I believe it is between each person and God . And each decision we make we will have to answer to God. When I was young I had two abortions myself. It was my choice. But. I do believe I will have to answer to God for my choice that I made. He created me with free will. Secondly. An embryo by definition is an unborn or unhatched offspring. You being a doctor I’m sure you don’t need the definition of offspring.
        https://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+an+embryo&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS719US719&oq=what+is+an+embryo&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.10715j0j4&hl=en-US&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8
        And to close, because you’re a doctor you may think you have all of the answers. You don’t. You may know after researching and dissecting embryos that they have no brain Cells. But with all of your education. And all of your degrees you don’t know humanity and the purpose for which we’re here. You call it ideology because you only see truth from a text book. Why is the sky blue. Why is the grass green. Perhaps to you it’s all about chemistry and molecules. This is a discussion that has gone on across the ages of time. For me. I DON’T have all of the answers and I don’t know everything. What I do know is that God is the maker of everything. I’ll have to answer for myself just as you will. Good luck to you.

      • James Michalek

        I always wondered why so many pro lifers are also pro capital punishment.

  • Nils

    I read this article and all I see is judgment and self-congratulation on the part of the author and his cohort (“We’re so much better than THOSE sinners over there”). Furthermore, all I see is caricatures of conservative Christians as opposed to actual engagement of real people. Just bogeymen who bear little resemblance to reality apart from that created by the news media and fringe-types. The mindset visible here can appear in any branch of Christian ideology. Be mindful that you don’t continue falling into the way of thinking you apparently decry.

    • Jillz

      I agree with your point, but I still applaud the author for attempting to strongly point out that the right wing faux Christians do not act “Christ-like”. It’s long past the time for true followers of Christ’s teachings (who as Allen pointed out don’t feel the need to force their views on others), who live their lives in a way that is consistent with Christ’s teachings, to stand up against those that are hijacking Christianity.

      • Nils

        But think of this: so many liberal Christians talk about how they don’t care about what others believe, don’t proselytize because they don’t want to judge, etc. Is that not contrary to what Christ said? What about the Great Commission? Christ certainly cared about what other people believed–if one is a Christian in the orthodox sense, He was and is God, who died to redeem the sins of mankind and rose again from the grave on the third day, apart from whom there is no salvation. How much love does one really have for one’s neighbor if one sees his neighbor falling into sin, yet says nothing because he “doesn’t want to judge,” but just “be accepting.” Jesus didn’t accept everybody, nor did He not care if people continued in sin. This attitude that this particularly un-Christlike behavior/thought process is somehow Christlike doesn’t actually further Christ’s cause at all.

        Furthermore, when the Bible talks about judging, it’s with respect to one’s eternal lot, not one’s temporal lot. The vast majority of Christians reject the judgment of the soul of one’s fellow man, but certainly, it is not out of line to tell one’s brother or sister that they are doing something wrong as it applies to God’s law. In fact, this is encouraged and is the height of Christian love. To paraphrase Penn Jillette, how much do you have to hate someone to NOT actively share the good news of Christ with them?

      • Jillz

        There is nothing wrong with Christians sharing the word of God. But they aren’t “sharing” they are attempting to “force”. There is a difference.

        I have been frustrated ever since the right-wing “Christians” started screaming persecution, when the persecution they are screaming about is actually others refusing to tolerate the persecution that they are dishing out.

        I do not believe in the theologies expressed and demonstrated by fundamentalist/right-wing “Christians” and am fed up with their attempts to force it on everybody, especially when the Jesus they continue to quote and express faith in is nothing like the Jesus I know. That’s why loving Christians need to break their silence and start spreading the loving word.

        I know Christians when I see them – by their love (and I know lots of them, lovely people). Maybe these right-wing “Christians” do have love in their hearts too, I just can’t hear it over their hate.

      • Richard Long

        Excuse me but who is forcing Christians to accept gay marriage under threat of civil penalties, forced seizures of personal property and assets, fines and possible incarceration? That would be the liberals. Liberals are not saying “Hey you better accept gay marriage” they are saying “Hey you had better accept gay marriage OR ELSE!” Pot calling the kettle black perhaps?

      • Jillz

        *sighs* There is nothing to “force”. Christians aren’t being forced to accept gay marriage – it’s none of their business who someone chooses to marry and no one is forcing them or anyone else into a same-sex marriage. It’s about time faux Christians (and other bigots) were legally prevented from discriminating against others.

        There is no persecution of Christians happening (in the USA). It is the faux Christians finding out that others are not willing to put up with their (“Christians”) intolerance. There is a difference.

      • Then why have the Kleins been fined hundreds of thousands of dollars by Oregon?

      • Jillz

        They were fined for breaking public accommodation laws in Oregon. They then added insult to injury by publicizing the address of their victims. No one tried to force the Kleins into marrying a same-sex partner, so on what basis can you claim they are being persecuted as opposed to being the persecutors?

        Your example (the Kleins) further proves my point: others are no longer willing to put up with “Christian” intolerance.

        The whole concept is simple: if your beliefs prevent you from participating in a certain behaviour (i.e. same sex marriage), then don’t participate in that behaviour (i.e. don’t marry a same-sex partner). Anything past that, especially if it involves ACTION against others, crosses the line to discrimination and bigotry.

        In short: Your God only expects YOU to obey His laws; it is not up to YOU to judge God’s OTHER children – leave that to Him.

      • “public accommodation laws “, in other words, Orwellian thought police.

        It doesn’t matter what the belief being supressed is.

      • Jillz

        No, it’s called basic respect and courtesy toward others and it’s very unfortunate that people who call themselves “Christians” require legislation in order for them to act decently toward others.

      • As shown by these so called “public accommodation laws”, Liberals have zero basic respect and courtesy towards others. You can’t pretend that orwellian thought control is anything other than tyrannical oppression. Your gay judges and jack-booted thugs in Salem are no different than the KKK that they came from.

      • Jillz

        Since you believe gays shouldn’t have equal rights, do you believe as a result that gays should therefore not be required to pay equal taxes?

      • I believe the most damaging thing that people suffering from homosexuality have today is people like you calling them “gays” and not allowing them to deal with the psychological issues that cause the problem to begin with. Now that it has been proven beyond any shaddow of doubt that homosexuality is not a genetic illness, it is gay marriage that is unequal rights. Everybody should have the right to have mental illnesses treated.

        Equality has nothing to do with public accomodation laws, which are about choosing which groups to oppress. All you’ve done is transfer the bigotry from one group to another group- and your Once Gay Always Gay theology is most damaging to people suffering from either same sex attraction or bullying, the second of which seems to be the main way people “discover” that they are same sex attracted to begin with- because some bully decided they must be gay and convinced them of it.

      • Jillz

        So now you’re trying to move the goalposts by assigning “mental illness” as the issue. Not going there – it’s a ridiculous assertion in my opinion, and it’s a different discussion. We are discussing the nature of discrimination and why you feel that American citizens that you don’t like shouldn’t have the same rights as you.

        You didn’t answer my question. If gays are not to be permitted equal rights, it follows that they should not have to pay equal taxes. Do you agree or not?

      • Everybody prior to 1500 knew that mental illness was the issue. Is that any reason to discriminate against those suffering from same sex attraction and discriminate against the by calling them “gay”?

        Deal with your own bigotry first. They deserve the same as any other human being- they deserve the same as the Kliens get.

      • Jillz

        LOL Cute. Nice red herring.

        My gay friends have no problem with me referring to them as gay, and they also refer to themselves this way. This discussion is also not about the terminology used to try and justify discrimination.

        You still didn’t answer my question. If gays are not to be permitted equal rights, should they still be required to pay equal taxes. It’s a pretty simple question really. Why won’t you answer?

      • Most gay evangelists do. I am saying they deserve equal rights, not special rights. Public Accommodation Laws are Special Rights, not Equal Rights.

        Equal rights mean that you go into the shop and buy what they have for sale. Public Accommodation means you can demand what they do NOT have for sale.

        You don’t believe in equal rights, so until you deal with your own bigotry (and the bigotry of your Once Gay Always Gay Evangelist friends) and stop being bigoted against heterosexuals, you don’t even want equal rights. You want special rights- and you want to oppress everybody else to get them.

      • Jillz

        A Muslim butcher deciding not to carry a certain PRODUCT is NOT the same as a Muslim butcher deciding not to serve certain CUSTOMERS. What you are talking about is called, “discrimination”. It means you think some people shouldn’t have the same liberties as you have because you don’t agree with something about them (in this case, their sexual preference). You’re trying to compare apples to oranges.

        How would you feel in your exceptional country of “freedom and liberty” if that Muslim butcher decided to refuse to serve Christians?

        “You have no right to be intolerant of the intolerant.”

        Riiiiiiiiight. But somehow YOU have the right to be intolerant to those you demand tolerance from.

      • I see zero difference between YOUR discrimination and bigotry and the people you claim to be fighting against.

        I see this so-called “exceptional” country as being a failed experiment in liberty. Liberty and freedom have become perverted to the point of becoming tyrannical.

      • Jillz

        Y’see, Theodore, that’s just it. I’m not fighting against anyone. I just believe that all American citizens should have equal rights, and that includes the right to go into a store and buy a cake.

        Who a person sleeps with really shouldn’t have any impact on their ability to be a consumer.

        By your logic (and the Klein’s logic), if a gay couple went into Walmart to buy a set of dishes, Walmart should be able to refuse to sell to them. I’m sorry if you can’t understand how ridiculous that is.

      • There are plenty of places they can buy cakes and dishes. Why force somebody who does not want to participate in selling to sell?

        Why turn a free person into a slave for, as you put it, the sake of freedom to be a slut and sleep with whomever you want?

      • Jillz

        Sorry, Theodore. Now you’re moving on to slut shaming and I can’t (or at least don’t want to) try and keep up with all the straw men and changes in topic you’re throwing out in this discussion. Fortunately, regardless of the smoke and mirrors, tricks and lies by Republicans, same sex equality is happening and women are allowed to have sex.

        Have a nice day 🙂

      • Sex equality is a con game of pimps and rapists to destroy women. No True feminist should fall for it.

      • drklassen

        And who forced “Christians” to accept interracial marriage under threat of civil penalties, etc.? That would be liberals. Your bigotry, no matter how dolled up by your misinterpretation of scripture, does not allow you to deny civil rights of any one.

    • Stan Jones

      I also read the article , and understood it perfectly. He was not stereotyping or “caricaturing” all Conservatives. Just those who are the most radical , close-minded , who persecute others , and at the same time play the victim card. The religious Conservatives who hide behind “religious liberty” as an excuse to discriminate against gay individuals. These are the types he was talking about. These are not bogey men created by a “liberal” media. They are real. They themselves are the fringe types , and they are also the ones who stereotype all liberals as Godless , un-American , communists , and Nazis. Not all Conservatives are like this. But the ones who are , have the most political influence.

  • Jillz

    Thanks, Allen! I don’t identify as a Christian, but I do my best to live a life that is consistent with the values taught by Christ. I am often frustrated to the point of anger, hearing the RepubliChristians loudly try to assert things like “God hates fags” or “God n Guns” or any other message of hate that they associate with God. God is love, not hate and like you, it’s difficult to stand up and speak too loudly about it because my faith and beliefs are private.

    Bravo to you for stating the obvious absurdities with the contradictory theologies of the right. The article does sound judgmental at times (and I’m sure you will hear about that in the comments), but loving Christians have to lovingly stand up and disavow the theocrats before they somehow find a way to alter the Constitution for their ‘religious’ reasons.

  • watching

    This is one weird article. First of all the whole attitude of we’re better than you are isn’t very christian. Making assumptions and judgments about an entire group of people isn’t very christian either. That’s what makes this article very odd. The writer seems to be speaking out against judgement and stereotypes that are made about liberals. He goes on in his writing to judge and stereotype all conservatives though. Two wrongs don’t make a right Mr. Clifton.

  • agm

    So, you’re against force when it comes to religion, but you’re OK with force when it comes to charity? This article refutes itself. Jesus tells Christians to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick — but he never tells governments to do that. The apostolic tradition was to take care of others through tithing and other offerings (Acts 4:35, 11:29). They weren’t lobbying Rome for welfare legislation. If Jesus’ demand for charity extends to the government, does his command to “disciple the nations” also apply to government? Do you believe governments should enforce baptisms and discipleship? No? This article is a contradictory mess.

  • agm

    So, you’re against force when it comes to religion, but you’re OK with force when it comes to charity? This article refutes itself. Jesus tells Christians to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick — but he never tells governments to do that. The apostolic tradition was to take care of others through tithing and other offerings (Acts 4:35, 11:29). They weren’t lobbying Rome for welfare legislation. If Jesus’ demand for charity extends to the government, does his command to “disciple the nations” also apply to government? Do you believe governments should enforce baptisms and discipleship?

    • pattyjackson1

      Great response. Liberals think they are better because they want to force someone else to feed the poor (rather than feeding the poor themselves). Conservatives and Christians historically give more of their own money to the poor than liberals and atheists. That’s just a fact no one can argue. In addition, Christianity is the only major religion that encourages giving to the poor without regard to the recipients’ faith.

  • Michelle Evans

    Christians aren’t supposed to look down on other Christians no matter what side they are on. PERIOD! Shame on you for agreeing with this Christian dividing article! SHAME ON YOU!! Christians are supposed to lift one another uo..not break them down. That is what I’m seeing here and some self-absorbed “I will always be better than you and Jesus loves me more” attention whore will still find a reason to keep us Christians divided. Still think Jesus condones what you are doing here? Fall on those knees and have that little talk with Jesus. Stop putting words in His mouth. He doesn’t need your help. Sorry to burst your glitter balloon..smh

  • JimmKnows

    Allen Clifton: How very condescendingly superior you sound. It seems to me that you take your political leanings to heart even more than you do your religion. That you feel the need to identify as a “liberal Christian” is very telling. “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”… yet your article is casting stones in many directions. Why is it you feel no shame in disregarding Jesus’ words? Is that what you learned from Jesus Christ?

    “My Christianity is better than yours.” I don’t think so. Jesus never exhorted his followers to give their money to the “government” so that the “government” could dole it out to the poor. His requests were to help those in need directly.

  • Halfbreed

    Matthew 24:4-12English Standard Version (ESV)

    And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.

    “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

  • Nils

    Also, regarding the spirit of this piece, I point you toward Luke 18:9-14:

    He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

    Don’t be the Pharisee. You’re just as much a sinner as the rest of us.

  • upload

    I could feed an army of horses with all that straw.

  • alwanderer

    1) Liberals are relativists and hate those (Christians) who believe in absolute truth. 2)
    Liberals do not want anyone to say that immorality is immoral. 3) Liberals are selfish and are more
    interested in their “feelings” then they are with what is right for others. 4) Liberals misunderstand what Christians
    really believe. 5) Since liberals see themselves as the superior enlightened ones, they do not recognize that taking a position against their position is not automatically “hate”. 6) Liberals do not want to listen to what makes sense, they would rather
    listen to their senses (if it feels good do it?) …. 7). Liberals ignore the clear evidence of the result of their philosophical positions influence on the last 40 years.(for example eliminating Fathers from families to collect government assistance) It has been a social disaster and they do not want to hear it. 8) They see Christians as intellectually inferior.
    9) Liberals see Christians as wanting to impose their religion on them when in truth it is the liberals who have used the courts system to impose their secular humanism religion on all of us.
    10) Liberals are spiritually lost and blind to the truth of the gospel. Consider the following bible verses: “But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” – 1 Corinthians 2:14 (admit it you do see me as foolish.. yes?) Who is a liar but he that denies
    that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, which denies the Father and the Son. Whosoever denies the Son, the same has not the Father: but he that confesses the Son has the Father also. -1 John 2:22-23. Having said the above I know the universe is expanding and rather large. Is there any “truth” that unbinds us from reality?

  • Susan Harrison

    Except for the last line which says “all republicans,” this is a good article. Not all Republicans are as drastic as those that hit the news (I am not an R)

  • chickadee

    I love all the comments that are pointing fingers and saying, Yeah, but..pride, accusations, not Christian, etc. etc. etc.

    Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle all you want, hypocrites, but this is the truth.

  • Me

    Just the fact that you think you are more Christ like than us says something. Where you ever got an idea that we don’t want our poor to be taken care of. Or health care for all. Or that we push our religion on others or that we don’t accept gays is beyond me. God says to love everyone. God says judge not less ye be judged. This is the reason I’m not fond of liberals. You think your better than conservatives. Your article was very judgmental. We don’t want war if at all possible either. However we do have a right to defend ourselves. We have an obligation to defend all humans. If war in the Middle East is taking innocent lives and they can’t protect themselves or there family’s. The strong should always help the week. I’m for fighting for people’s lives even if they aren’t citizens of the USA. Their human beings. So instead of making false accusations against conservatives. Why not work together to make our world a better place ?

  • Jeff S. Hancock

    Liberals really ARE better Christians then conservatives! Just ask ’em!

    *facepalm*