The Truth About Christianity and the Faithlessness of the Conservative Christian

paul-ryan-church-1Whenever conservatives bring up this idea that they’re somehow the party that encompasses “Christian values,” I usually either just shake my head or laugh.  It all depends on my mood, and the outrageousness of whatever it is that I just heard.

But hardly anything about conservative ideology reflects true “Christian” values.

Sure, some of them cling to a handful of excerpts from the Bible, but simply following the Bible does not make someone a Christian.  And if you’re going to handpick a few parts of the Bible to follow, while ignoring the rest, that also makes you a hypocrite.

Though that’s an argument for another time.

But I think one of the things that fascinates me most about conservatives who claim to be Christians is their utter lack of faith.  How powerless and weak they seem to believe that God is.

I mean, isn’t that why they’re so paranoid, hateful and judgmental?

It doesn’t make any sense to me for someone to say, “I have faith that God has a plan….” then to go out and criticize, or be paranoid of, damn near everything.

What’s there to be so paranoid about if you believe “God has a plan?”  Because if someone believes that, wouldn’t that then mean what they fear is derived from their stance against God’s plan instead of for it?  Or a lack of faith in God entirely?

Because if you believe what’s going on right now in our lives (and country) “doesn’t seem right,” who’s to say it’s not “all part of God’s plan?”  Or are these people trying to surmise that they know more about Christianity, and what is or isn’t morally acceptable, than God?

It’s like people who pray, then don’t anticipate their prayers being answered.  What’s the point?  And isn’t prayer for selfish reasons essentially someone trying to tell God what to do?

None of it makes sense.

These conservative Christians like to portray themselves as the “moral majority fighting for Christian values.”  Yet, not only do their policies not match the teachings of Jesus Christ, but they also seem to lack all faith in the “plan” that they claim God has for them.

But this is the question I have for conservative Christians: If you have such a strong faith in God, then why do you seem so fearful and paranoid of everything?  

Because the truth is, fear and paranoia are bred from a lack of faith – not the abundance of it.

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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